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Annie Wright Schools
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  • Private, Boarding
  • TACOMA, WA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Annie Wright Schools are committed to providing the exceptional AWS experience to the fullest extent possible while prioritizing the health and safety of our community. AWS is open and currently provides in-person learning five days a week. We have made several adjustments to our processes in order to maintain academic continuity and a strong AWS experience in our new COVID-19 reality. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$80
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$32,300
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)
$68,500
Received Financial Aid
42%
Average Financial Aid
$14,000
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 (IB) 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 named Most Beautiful Private School in Washington State by Architectural Digest. And though our campus and building are, indeed, beautiful, it's what's happening inside our building that is pure magic.

We hope you'll take a moment to learn more about Annie Wright Schools, our program and the people that make up our strong and vibrant community. Welcome to Annie Wright Schools and Go Gators!

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
83 responses
Average ACT
29
33 responses

The best of both worlds with AWS coordinate model

At Annie Wright, we celebrate each student's unique strengths and learning style and we also recognize that boys and girls often learn differently. Our Upper School program offers a coordinate model that enables boys and girls in Grades 9-12 to study in a single-gender academic environment with opportunities for shared co-ed activities and social interactions outside of the classroom.

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 22 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
  • May Day
    22%
  • Lip Sync
    19%
  • Lessons and Carols
    17%
  • Mountain Day
    14%
  • Scholarship Weekend
    7%
  • Casino Night
    5%
  • Powder Puff Durby
    5%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
16%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Viet Nam
International Boarding Students
10%

Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
749
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 21 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$23,400
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 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 21 responses

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