827 N. Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school.
Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 232 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,270
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,920
  • Acceptance rate: 58%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Dec. 1 / rolling

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Class of 2008
5.00
Grinnell College
Annie Wright combines many different teaching styles and personalities into one exceptional faculty. Teachers are incredibly dedicated and with the new IB program just getting started they have more materials than ever to creating interesting. . .

Class of 2005
5.00
St. Olaf College
The community at Annie Wright makes it such a unique place to spend four years. The international component to the school allows global education to be experienced at a very young age, increasing cultural. . .

Class of 2005
5.00
St. Olaf College
Annie Wright's small class sizes make it very unique coupled with very interactive, discussion based classes with many international influences.. . .
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Top Rankings

Annie Wright Schools ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 308 schools) for:

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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
Annie Wright Schools
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1884
1907
Campus Size
10 acres
125 acres

School Calendar

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Student Body

Enrollment
232 students
300 students
% Students of Color
48%
25%
% International Students
38%
20%
% Students Boarding
50%
70%
Average SAT Score
1320
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
26
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms)
Casual
Average Class Size
12 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
17
Number of IB Courses Offered
24
-
ESL Courses Offered
No
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
65%
70%
Summer Program Offered
No
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$25 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,270
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$29,920
$32,995
Tuition international students
$63,270
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$44,150
$44,100
% Students on Financial Aid
52%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$10,000
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / Dec. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Acceptance Rate
58%
58%
Director of Admissions
Laura Bales
Rex Bates

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
25
17
Courses
Advanced Pre-Calculus (Honors), Chemistry (Honors), Chinese 2 (Honors), English 2 (Honors), French 2 (Honors), Geometry (Honors, IB Biology 2 (HL), IB Chinese 6 (HL), IB English 3 (HL), IB English 4 (HL), IB ESL 4 (HL), IB ESL 5 (HL), IB Math: Accelerated Pre-Calculus (HL), IB Math: Advanced Calculus 1 (HL), IB Math: Advanced Calculus 2 (HL), IB Music (HL), IB Visual Art 2 (HL), IB World History: 20th Cen. History (HL), IB World History: Americas (HL), Physics (Honors), Spanish 2 (Honors), US History & Civics (Honors)

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered
9
16

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
14
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Annie Writers, Band, Business Club, Chorus, Community Service Leadership, Global Action/Model UN, Orchestra, Robotics, Science Team, Student Government (ASB), Student Newspaper, Theatre360, Visual Art Studio, Yearbook

College Matriculation

Year: 2010 - 2014
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Washington
15
Emory University
6
Case Western Reserve University
5
Northeastern University
5
Boston University
4
George Washington University
4
Occidental College
4
Pacific Lutheran University
4
Western Washington University
4
Washington University in St. Louis
3

School Notes

  • Annie Wright Schools prepare students extraordinarily well for college, offering small classes, independent-minded peers, and an exceptional faculty. Our challenging curriculum appeals to motivated students with a variety of learning styles, and our learning support department is available to address individual needs. Most importantly, we prepare students for a lifetime of learning, instilling a genuine curiosity and the courage to ask questions, seek creative answers and meet the challenges of a rapidly-changing, complex and culturally-diverse world.  
  • Annie Wright Schools offer a co-ordinate program, meaning that classes are single-gender, while some elective activites are co-ed.
  • Annie Wright Schools accreditations: NAIS, NWAIS, TABS, NCGS, ERB, IBSC
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sally (Peterson) Atherton, '66 - ED, Assoc for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology
    • Diane (Dapper) Freeman, '59 - NASA aerospace ops dev, integration & support
    • Betty Garrett-Parks, '36 - Actress, comedian, singer & dancer
    • Damani Leech, '90 (Middle School) - COO, International, National Football League (NFL)
    • Amy Paulose, '95 - President, AMES International, Inc
    • Merrill (Wagner) Ryman, '97 - World-renowned artist
    • Lee Skinner, '86 - Dean, Newcomb-Tulane College; Latin Am lit scholar
    • Erin (Fletcher) Slayton, 97 - Vice President, HDR
    • Pamela Hyde Smith, '63 - United States Ambassador
    • Mary (McCarthy) West, '29 - American novelist, critic and political activist
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 232 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $63,270
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $29,920
  • Acceptance rate: 58%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / Dec. 1 / rolling

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