Grades 9-12

Annie Wright's separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. We offer rich, thoughtful and internationally-recognized programs that welcome students from around the world. Our vibrant and nurturing boarding program strives to make students feel at home and focuses on creating a culture of warmth, fun, security and belonging.

Join us February 10 for Scholar Search at AWS

Students applying for Grades 9-11 are invited to attend Scholar Search on February 10, 2023. This is your chance to get to know the Upper School Programs at Annie Wright Schools, and for us to learn about you, too. Best of all, this is the only time in the year that we award merit scholarships to attend the Upper Schools at Annie Wright, and attendance at Scholar Search means you’re eligible for these awards.

Throughout the visit, you'll meet other students, explore our beautiful campus, visit classes and interact with our exceptional faculty.
You’ll get to know current students and potential future classmates.

Scholar Search is free of charge, but preregistration is required and space is limited. You can register to attend Scholar Search through the checklist in your myAW application. If you don't have a myAW application account, you can create one here.
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please visit this page to learn more about the admissions process for international students. 

Upper School Admission Process

List of 7 items.

  • 1. Submit an Inquiry Form

    Students and families interested in Annie Wright Schools may initiate the admission process by submitting an inquiry form here. Once we receive the form, a member of our admissions team will be in touch about next steps. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • 2. Join us for a Virtual Preview

    Join us to learn more about our school and program via a Virtual Preview. Check out our preview schedule, register, and bring any questions you might have.
  • 3. Online Application

    A completed online application, accompanied by the non-refundable application fee is required to initiate the formal application process.

    While many grades are full and we do have a wait pool, applications for students entering Grades 9 and 11 are still being accepted for the 2022-2023 school year. We have also opened the application process for the 2023-2024 school year. Our online application can be found here, please make sure to select the appropriate year when submitting the application

    Our application deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is February 1.
    The application includes a non-refundable $80 application fee.
  • 4. Official School Transcript & Evaluation

    Completed applications will include a copy of the applicant’s official school transcript for the past two years. Official School Transcripts can be uploaded by parents/guardians via the online application checklist. We require last year’s and this school year’s transcript (to date). Note: Schools often require as long as two weeks to complete transcript requests. 
  • 5. Teacher Recommendations

    A Math and English teacher online recommendation form must be completed by the applicant’s current or past teachers. The Teacher Recommendation Requests are included in the online application and require the student's teacher’s email address. Completed recommendations are submitted electronically to the admissions team upon completion by the teacher.
  • 6. Schedule a Campus Tour

    There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families. Campus tours can be scheduled via the online application checklist. Please click here to create an application account and schedule a tour. If you have any questions, please contact Maddy Mancuso at or 253.284.8603.

  • 7. Math Assessment

    Our online mathematics admissions assessment covers core Middle School mathematics concepts. We treat the results of the assessment as only one piece of data - one piece - that contributes to our admissions decision. This assessment is also used to help inform course placement.

Join Us for Our Upcoming Previews!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Click "Upper Schools Virtual Preview" below, to get started!
For questions please contact Middle & Upper Schools Admissions Director
Maddy Mancuso ’05MS at 253.284.8603



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.