Tuition & Financial Aid

Annie Wright Schools' small class sizes, world class faculty, excellent facilities and innovative programming require a significant investment by parents, and we honor the sacrifices of many of our families to make education a priority. To offset expenses, opportunities such as year-round Preschool programming, Middle School journeys and other special programming are included in tuition. Families are also supported by thousands of alumni, friends and community members who continue to contribute through our Gators Give program, which helps offset tuition.

Preschool - Grade 8 Tuition Rates for 2021-22

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  • Preschool

    5 mornings: $19,000
    5 full-days:  $22,450

    Half-day Preschool includes optional before-care and half-day coverage during school breaks at no additional charge. Summer programming is also included upon re-enrollment for Prekindergarten. Half-day programming begins at 8:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm.

    Full-day Preschool includes optional before- and after-care and coverage during school breaks at no additional charge! Summer programming is also included upon re-enrollment for Prekindergarten. Full-day hours are 8:00 am - 3:10 pm.
  • Kindergarten-Grade 5

  • Grades 6-8

    $29,350. This includes a laptop and the year's capstone journey: Monterey, California for Grade 6; Arizona for Grade 7; and Costa Rica for Grade 8.

Grades 9 - 12 Tuition Rates for 2021-22

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Additional expenses for all students include uniforms, books, school supplies and insurance (K-12 international students only). Upper School students also need to purchase a laptop. Optional services available for an additional charge include bus service, lunches, extended day care for Kindergarten-Grade 8 students, and individual instrument and voice lessons. 

Year-Round Preschool Program

Our Preschool for 3-5-year-olds includes optional before- and after-care and coverage during school breaks at no additional charge! Summer programming is also included upon re-enrollment. Learn more.

Financial Aid

Annie Wright Schools are committed to making our programs as accessible as possible. In addition to flexible payment plans, we offer need-based financial aid to families in our community who would not otherwise be able to access an Annie Wright education. While Annie Wright Schools do not offer full tuition scholarships, need-based aid packages often provide the necessary support. More than 40% of Annie Wright families currently receive some form of financial aid.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

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  • 1. Check important financial aid deadlines

    SmartAid opens for new financial aid applications on December 1.

    Financial aid applications are due with the admissions application and no later than February 1 to be considered. Financial aid applications are reviewed on a rolling basis after February 1 if funding is still available.
  • 2. Apply through SmartAid

    To demonstrate need, families must complete an online financial aid application through SmartAid (please click here to start your application). The application fee is $35 and the school code is 14816.
  • 3. Get your questions answered

    Questions about your SmartAid application? Read this FAQ or contact SmartAid directly at 800.360.8027, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm central time. SmartAid staff are also available via email at
  • 4. View award with acceptance letter

    Based on the financial aid application, SmartAid will send a report to Annie Wright Schools. The school will communicate the amount of aid with acceptance and enrollment packages.
Please contact Nick Zosel-Johnson for Preschool to Grade 5, Maddy Mancuso for Grades 6-8 or Laura Bales for Grades 9-12 (domestic) and Rex Bates for Grades 9-12 (international) if you would like more information on tuition and financial aid options.
Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all student applicants. Annie Wright Schools shall recruit, admit, and teach students without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, political ideology, or any other basis prohibited by law.


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.