Annie Wright's Upper School Boarding Admissions Director Maddy Mancuso is heading out on the road and looks forward to meeting you. Stay tuned for upcoming Meet and Greets!

We are so excited to connect!

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.

Maddy Mancuso '05MS

Middle & Upper Schools Admissions Director
Maddy is heading out on the road and would love to meet you! Trips are added regularly, so come back and visit! She will always have opportunities to meet with you in person when she's in your area.

You can also schedule a virtual Meet & Greet session at any time and learn all about Annie Wright Schools' robust offerings — International Baccalaureate academics, outstanding arts, competitive athletics, 100% college acceptance, amazing activities (with travel opportunities!), a welcoming boarding community and much more. Email Maddy at for more information or, to book a virtual chat, click the button on the left. 

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  • Academics

    Annie Wright Upper School prepares students extraordinarily well for college, offering small classes, independent-minded peers and an exceptional faculty. An International Baccalaureate World School, Annie Wright has offered the rigorous Diploma Programme, considered the gold standard in international education, for Grades 11-12 since 2009.
  • Arts

    Arts are central to the Annie Wright experience, both as part of the academic program and through a host of extra-curricular options. Elective courses, activities and clubs include wide offerings from filmmaking to theatre to orchestra. Visual and performing arts are also crucial to Annie Wright's transdisciplinary IB programming, woven throughout the curricula.
  • Athletics

    Annie Wright Upper School teachers and coaches harbor a mentality of positivity, teamwork, inspiration, vision and goal-setting. Every Annie Wright student is a Gator, and there is a place on our teams for everyone, regardless of ability level. At the same time, we strive for excellence and set goals to win league championships for every team.
  • Outside of the Classroom

    Part of the magic of Annie Wright Schools is what happens outside of class time. We offer a rich and varied range of activities, sports, arts, travel and leadership opportunities, programmed to allow engagement in multiple areas. At the same time we also recognize and value unstructured and relaxing time as essential for students to recharge. From eating a delicious homemade lunch in our beautiful dining hall to exploring the world with peers who share the same passions, Annie Wright offers opportunities for all students to thrive outside the classroom.
  • Flexible Boarding Options

    Annie Wright Schools offers 5- & 7-day boarding options, making boarding school an easier and more convenient option for families.

    5-Day Boarding
    AWS takes care of the academics Monday through Friday. Have the weekends to enjoy as a family at home. 

    7-Day Boarding
    AWS has your family covered 24/7 through the school year. Students typically go home for extended breaks, but if that's not an option, we've got your back. 

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.

    • 100%

      college acceptance

    • 6:1

      student to faculty ratio

    • $5M

      awarded in financial aid & scholarships

    • 13

      countries of citizenship


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.