Middle School


Annie Wright Middle School provides students with a sound academic foundation in a supportive environment where structure and routine are balanced with the freedom to explore and develop individually. The Middle School faculty is a dynamic group, passionate about teaching, attentive to students and parents, and knowledgeable of the particular needs of this age group. Teachers strive to bring out the best in their students and make the journey as fun and impactful as possible, and the learning support department is availabe to address individual needs.

Annie Wright's IB Middle Years Programme curriculum is both inquiry-based and transdisciplinary, and emphasizes the need to write, speak and listen effectively. Students are challenged to think analytically and creatively and are given the opportunity to solve problems and make decisions. Integrity, the recognition of the interrelationships between people, responsible citizenship and a sense of self-worth are important qualities in the Middle School.

Students have laptops beginning in Grade 6 because technology is incorporated throughout their coursework. With the help of learning specialists, the faculty addresses individual differences in ability, skill development and learning styles.

Contact AWS

Joy Phelps
Lower & Middle School Admissions Director
253.284.8602 | joy_phelps@aw.org
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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.