Accreditation and Affiliations

Annie Wright Schools are proud to be accredited members of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), and members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS), the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), and the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Annie Wright is also a certified International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the prestigious IB Diploma Programme in the Upper School.

NWAIS accreditation requires adherence to the highest standards of operation and best practices, and a commitment to the mission of NWAIS and the following essential characteristics:

  • Commitment to the Public Good
  • Effective Governance and Operations
  • Physical Location or Place
  • Primary Focus of Academic Education
  • Commitment to the Best Interests of Children

    For more information about NWAIS accreditation requirements, please visit


    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 co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys, starting in Fall 2017, and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Learn more at