Physically, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and academically, we aim to stretch our students. Our rigorous program does not assign arbitrary hurdles; instead we support our students in their efforts to reach their potential. We believe that within a nurturing atmosphere, students can feel secure in reaching for the appropriately high expectations set for them by their parents and school.
While grounded in our local Tacoma community, we provide our students with a broad perspective on the world. We believe that a thriving community needs institutions of quality, and we aim to play our part in helping to ensure that Tacoma flourishes. At the same time, we believe it is essential that our students understand and appreciate the global society in which they live.
Our student-centered mission is central to every aspect of our schools. At an administrative level, being student-centered means the best interests of our students inform all decisions. In the classroom, being student-centered is concerned with deliberate teaching methodologies. Proactively identifying ourselves as student-centered is important; it is an acknowledgment that we are primarily about the students, not the adults. We greatly value our faculty and staff, as they are the most important resource we have, but our top priority is to develop young people holistically.
Annie Wright was founded before Washington was a state, literally as a pioneering school, and we want to remain as such. We are proud of our history and traditions, while embracing our modern identity as an International Baccalaureate school serving students from Preschool to Grade 12. While we honor our past, we continue to look to the future.
The education at Annie Wright is built on the deep, rich relationships that the faculty have with their students. Our small class sizes enable our faculty to get to know each student as an individual. Interacting with adults is an important component of students’ lives at Annie Wright. We recognize and value the unique characteristics and gifts that each student brings.