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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Charles Wright Academy is open for on-campus and remote learning. Families may choose between in-person learning on our 107-acre campus or remote learning—our robust and inclusive program is designed to pivot as needed. We highly encourage your family to tour Charles Wright Academy. We welcome families for individual tours and will adhere to health and safety protocols. 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
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,400
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
0%
Average Financial Aid
$14,807
From Charles Wright Academy

Founded in 1957, Charles Wright Academy is an independent day school in Tacoma where students in Preschool–Grade 12 are nurtured and challenged to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence. CWA is an inclusive community valuing integrity, respect, compassion, perseverance, and excellence.

Small classes are led by talented and caring faculty offering academic challenge and support at every stage. Active, experiential, and joyful learning on CWA's beautiful 107-acre campus includes art, music, science, language, and athletics for all students.

Extensive school bus service includes Gig Harbor, Tacoma, Olympia, and South King County. CWA is accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).

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Charles Wright Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
126 responses
Average ACT
30
22 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 23 responses
  • Winterim!
    30%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Holiday assembly
    9%
  • Middle school days
    9%
  • Tussock moth day
    9%
  • Founders Day
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
657
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$19,200
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
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 6 responses

Living in the Area

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$71,697
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,198
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$367,200
National
$217,500

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