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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Address
827 N Tacoma Ave
Tacoma, WA 98403
Telephone
(253) 272-2216
Website
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$80
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$27,100
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$57,300
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Annie Wright Schools

Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool-Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9-12. Five- and seven-day boarding options that attract students from around the world. AWS is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are nestled in the beautiful North End neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington. Annie Wright's historic campus, named Most Beautiful Private School in Washington State by Architectural Digest, includes an indoor pool, two gyms, science and technology labs, art and music studios, theater, outdoor gardens, play areas, athletic fields and open spaces. Coming in 2019: a new academic building to house the growing Upper School for Boys and a third gym with underground pool, to compliment the robust K-12 athletics program.

Annie Wright Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1250
35 responses
Average ACT
27
20 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • May Day
    28%
  • Lip Sync
    22%
  • Lessons and Carols
    17%
  • Powder Puff Durby
    11%
  • Scholarship Weekend
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
536
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses

Annie Wright Schools Reviews

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When I visited this establishment, I was amazed at how the school’s community was so tight-knit. Everyone greeting each other while walking to their next class. The teachers were all very involved in the well-being and academic success of each and every student. The administration also helped their students when they had missed a class for an extracurricular event of some sort. Classes are designed to be very interactive with its students. The students all seem to be highly engaged ready to take on the world. This school is truly extraordinary!
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As a 7 day boarder and community member involved in all aspects of Annie Wright, I can accurately gage the immense impact on my life this school has created. Prided on our academic excellence, open-mindedness to all people, and passion throughout, Annie Wright truly is embodiment of what a school should strive to be. Without this school, I never would have been exposed to so many diverse cultures and loving teachers. It has guided me throughout my life, and courses have remained actively engaging and challenging while simultaneously being understanding. For example, every freshman enters high school taking physics as their first science course. The clubs and activities are stand-alone amazing, and where I genuinely have found my home. Personally, I was enrolled in the selective program of Model United Nations and Global Action where I learned composition, pose, political debate, and diplomacy. Due to character limits, I must stop here, however the legacy of Annie Wright continues on.
Annie Wright has exceeded our family's expectations. We love the small class size, IB curriculum and sense of community. The teachers and coaches are amazing! Our kids thrive here and we simply couldn't be happier.