Grades 6 - 8


Annie Wright celebrates Middle Schoolers! Grades 6-8 faculty greatly enjoy helping tweens and teens navigate this period of self-discovery and wouldn't dream of teaching another age group. The Middle School offers rich, engaging programs that prepare students for success in high school and beyond. Annie Wright Middle School provides:

  • a place where being smart and engaged is not only accepted - it's cool
  • a community that honors individual qualities
  • small classes - teachers really know your child
  • team sports beginning in 6th grade
  • performance opportunities in theater, orchestra, rock band and more
  • strong preparation and support in the transition to Upper School

Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, fully authorized to deliver the Middle Years Programme, which aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others. The MYP provides a framework that supports students emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.

We invite you to experience Annie Wright Middle School's warm community and learn about our International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.  

We look forward to meeting you!

Middle School Admission Process

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Attend a Preview or Schedule a Campus Tour

    There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families. Please check out our 2018-2019 preview schedule or schedule a campus tour by contacting Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or
  • 2. Complete the Online Application

    Our online application can be found here

    • The application includes a non-refundable $80 application fee.
    • The Official School Transcript Request is included in the online application and goes automatically to your child’s school. We require last year’s and this school year’s transcript (to date).  
    • The Teacher Recommendation Request is included in the online application and requires the child’s current teacher’s email address.

    are required to provide the following additional documentation: 
    • Official TOEFL Jr. score report
    • I-20 documentation: official bank statement & copy of passport
    Boarding begins in Grade 9. Until then, international students must live with a family member or host family. 
  • 3. Schedule a Visit Day & Family Interview

    A candidate will spend a day at school paired with a student guide. The visit day includes the family interview. We serve a snack and a complimentary lunch, but your child is welcome to bring food from home if he/she prefers. Please call Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 to schedule the visit day and family interview.
  • 4. Attend Ticket to Thrive

    Ticket to Thrive is the last step in the admission process that includes the required academic assessments and more opportunities to learn about the Middle School experience. 


Ticket to Thrive is the formal conclusion of the Middle School admission process. The event, which takes place each February, helps students and parents learn more about our campus and school culture. Participation in Ticket to Thrive ensures an early decision for the following school year. 

Learn more about Ticket to Thrive or any part of the Middle School admission process by contacting Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or
For questions or to schedule a campus tour, contact Lower & Middle School Admissions Director Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or
Check out our Middle School brochure.


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 co-ed 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.