About Us

Speaker Series

Annie Wright offers several opportunities throughout the year for the community to hear from experts in a range of fields. Topics include parenting, education, science, technology, travel and more. Most events are free and open to the public. Contact Annie Wright Schools at 253.272.2216 for further information.
Thank you for joining us in the 2020-21 school year for our virtual speaker series! Watch this space for the 2021-22 line-up. 

Special thanks to the Annie Wright Schools Parents' Association for funding our speaker series each year. 

2020-2021 AWS Speaker Series

Dr. Lauren Ashbaugh | Mental Health Strategies
October 21, 7:30 pm

LIKE virtual screening
November 13, 7:30pm

Dr. Lisa Damour | author of Untangled and Under Pressure
January 12, 5:00 pm

FCD Prevention Works
February 9, 6:30 pm

Forefront Suicide Prevention LEARN® Parent Session (for AWS parents & caregivers only)
March 10, 6:30 pm

Dr. Christine Carter | author of The New Adolescence
April 14, 7:00 pm

Growing Up Classes

Due to the pandemic, Annie Wright Schools are unable to host the annual Growing Up Classes with Great Conversations. However, the classes are being offered virtually. Please visit the Great Conversations website for more information.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.