Catch the Annie Wright spirit—the friendliness, the feeling of belonging, and the shared commitment of living and learning together in a dynamic community where students make connections that last a lifetime.
Learning is a way of life for Annie Wright students, both in and out of the classroom. Through clubs, activities, and outdoor learning opportunities, teachers challenge students to explore the full extent of their considerable gifts, crossing boundaries between disciplines and turning textbook chapters into life experiences. The end result is an environment where young people of diverse gifts and interests can each find a niche in which to thrive.
The Day School provides many opportunities for students beyond the classroom and regular school hours. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for students to take private music lessons, socialize, or prepare for their school day which begins right at 8:00 a.m.
Day School student groups in grades six through eight plan their divisional Chapel each week. The themes include character-building, forgiveness, inclusion, history of various religions, etc.
Teaching responsibility, accountability and leadership skills is an important part of our Day School program. The primary vehicle for this development in grades six through eight is Student Council. The Assistant Director assists the Student Council whose responsibilities include planning dances, school assemblies, community service and other activities.
The president, vice president and treasurer of the Student Council are returning seventh grade students elected by the community. The elected executive officers of the Student Council also serve as the leaders of the eighth grade class. Three class officers from the sixth and seventh grades also serve on Student Council.
Time is reserved in the weekly schedule to involve students in a wide range of co-curricular mini-courses. Students choose their mini-course, and choices can range from Rock Climbing to Rocket Building to Cooking to Community Service.
After the school day ends at 3:10 p.m., students that stay after school will have 30 minutes of study hall with teachers every day to get a head start on homework. After-school clubs and activities also occur during this time so participating students are excused from study hall on days their club officially meets. Students are supervised until 6:00 p.m.
Occasional outdoor education activities are offered after school and take interested students on afternoon experiences like rock wall climbing or kayaking.