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. While our web site offers a glimpse into what life and learning at Annie Wright are really like, we encourage you to visit our campus, which will give you a stronger sense of our vibrant community. 
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please visit this page to learn more about the admissions process for international students. 
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have adapted our admission process and will conduct most on campus requirements virtually. Please register for one of our virtual events for more information.

Upper School Admission Process

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Online Application

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

    Applications for students entering Grades 9-11 are still being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact us if you have any questions.
  • 2. Official School Transcript & Evaluation

    Completed applications will include a copy of the applicant’s official school transcript for the past two years. The online application includes a downloadable Request for Transcript & School Evaluation Form. Please have your most recent school(s) complete this form and send an official school transcript directly to Annie Wright. Note: Schools often require as long as two weeks to complete transcript requests. 
  • 3. 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 current teacher’s email address. Completed recommendations are submitted electronically to the admissions team upon completion by the teacher.
  • 4. Campus Visit & Interview

    Campus visits are strongly encouraged. If a campus visit is not possible we will coordinate a virtual interview.
  • 5. 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 not a course placement exam.
  • 6. Important Dates

    December 14, 2020 | Early Application Deadline

    January 11, 2021 | Early Application Decisions Released

    February 1, 2021 | Standard Application Deadline

    February 5, 2021 | Upper School for Girls Scholar Search 2021

    February 6, 2021 | Upper School for Boys Scholar Search 2021

    February 19, 2021 | Standard Application Decisions Released

Scholar Search

Students applying for Grades 9-11 are invited to attend Scholar Search in early February. This is your chance to get to know Annie Wright Schools, our two Upper School programs (one for boys and one for girls), 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.

Upper School for Girls Scholar Search 2021 | Friday, February 5, 2021 | 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

Upper School for Boys Scholar Search 2021 | Saturday, February 6, 2021 | 11:00 am to 9:30 pm

Upper School Voices

For questions or to schedule a campus tour, contact Upper School Admissions Director Laura Bales '85 at 253.284.8601 or


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.