You want the best education possible for your student, and we believe we have just that. Annie Wright Schools offer the world's best curriculum to boys and girls in Grades 9-12 from all around the globe. Our International Baccalaureate program combined with college counseling, boarding options, travel opportunities and robust arts, athletics and activities to match our stellar academics, make Annie Wright Schools the best option for your family.


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    • 100%

      college acceptance

    • 6.5:1

      student to faculty ratio

    • $5M

      awarded in financial aid & scholarships

    • 13

      countries of citizenship

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.

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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 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.