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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
Telephone
(253) 272-2216
Website

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,500
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)
$60,700
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Annie Wright Schools

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-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 attract students from around the world. AWS is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

Annie Wright Schools are nestled in the beautiful North End neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington. The historic campus was recently named Most Beautiful Private School in Washington State by Architectural Digest. New in 2019: a state-of-the-art academic building to house the growing Upper School for Boys; a third gym with a pool, to compliment the robust K-12 athletics program; and a new nature-based play space.

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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
1310
55 responses
Average ACT
28
27 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • May Day
    26%
  • Lip Sync
    23%
  • Lessons and Carols
    16%
  • Powder Puff Durby
    10%
  • Scholarship Weekend
    10%
  • Mountain Day
    6%
  • Back-to-School BBQ
    3%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    20%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    5-day, 7-day
    Top Countries
    Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    18%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    574
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $20,000
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    93%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    82%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses

    Annie Wright Schools Reviews

    81 reviews
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    My children both graduated from AWS, and I am compelled to write this review because they are so wonderfully prepared for college. Thank you Annie Wright! The care and professionalism demonstrated by the teachers is amazing. My kids are not only academically prepared, they know how to advocate for themselves, and build relationships with their professors at college. They have started the boys school now I hear, and although I had some reservations initially, I do agree that this extraordinary IB education should be available to all kids in the South Sound. This school is making a difference in the lives of kids, families and helping the development of the region.
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    Attending Annie Wright has been an amazing journey for me. As an international student, I experienced high level education with its IB curriculum, strong bonding relationships with my peer classmate, easily accessible and inspiring teachers and faculty, and pleasant dorm life. AWS is a very supportive community that makes me believe in my ability to success. I am sure that this experience will enable me to stay strong and independent in my future career.
    Go Gators!
    Our kids have been at Annie Wright since they were 3 and they have absolutely thrived. The curriculum is amazing, offering Spanish, swim, and more - starting in preschool. We love the school and community, and are especially glad that our sons can attend all the way through 12th grade now.

    They offer after school athletics for kids from K-12. The facilities, coaches and teachers are the absolute best! Annie Wright is hands-down the best school in the Puget Sound!