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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
    A
Charles Wright Academy is a top rated, private school located in Tacoma, WA. It has 676 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $25,810 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
7723 Chambers Creek Road West
Tacoma, WA 98467
Telephone
(253) 620-8373

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,810
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid
$14,807

Charles Wright Academy 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
81 responses
Average ACT
30
16 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Winterim!
    27%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Holiday assembly
    9%
  • Middle school days
    9%
  • Tussock moth day
    9%
  • Founders Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
676
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
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
100%
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
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$64,883
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,057
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,900
National
$184,700
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Charles Wright Academy Reviews

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In terms of variety, CWA offers widespread variety of liberal arts subjects. There isn't much offered at the lower school level other than extra-curricular activities that are charged at a separate cost. The school seems to be losing money so they opened up enrollment to Pre-school. The teachers are sub-par. The Upper School has more options and great opportunity for outdoor activities and a variety of experiences. They do accept IEP children into the same classroom as other students so there is no separation and they are warmly welcomed. However, this can pose disruption to the class. There was a student that would have frequent outbursts and it was frustrating to see other children have to suffer because there wasn't a designated class for them. The school is resourceful and does utilize their facilities to host fundraising events.
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I graduated in 2015, I absolutely love Charles Wright Academy, where I had the best high school experience! At CWA, I was able to step out of my comfort zone and challenge myself! I tried out Volleyball and long-distance running, went on backpack trips with my teachers and friends in Utah, started to learn a third language - French! It was a really open, friendly and sweet place for me to grow, make friends, and most importantly, to be a second home to me! I would certainly hope CWA would continue to be provide a lot of good opportunities for students to succeed!
Charles Wright is a small, college prep school near Tacoma WA. I started there as a sophomore and from then on my professors and classes pushed me to be my most driven and studious self. At times it was very stressful and competitive. After my first year, however, I gained a confidence in myself that I had never felt before. When I started college just a few short years later, everything transitioned smoothly and I was able to be my best self because I already knew how to grind and becoming independent was that much easier.