Sustainability

Annie Wright Schools are committed to developing a culture of environmental sustainability, characterized by efficient use of resources, a healthy environment, an ecological curriculum, a nutritious food program and an engaged community.

The Green Team, comprising members of faculty and staff from throughout the schools, has spearheaded a number of greening efforts, including replacing disposable paper products with reusable ones in the school dining room, eliminating disposable water bottles on campus, and launching "Green Gators on the Go" - a team of faculty, parents and students committed to using alternative forms of transportation, such as bicycles, to commute to work and school. The Green Team also plans and executes a comprehensive program for Earth Week each April.

Students in Preschool to Grade 12 learn about the environment and how they can make a difference, both in and out of the classroom. Projects range from building boats with recycled milk cartons to developing and maintaining a comprehensive composting program in our own dining room to speaking persuasively about global sustainability.
    • Grade 4 students run a comprehensive composting program.

      Grade 4 students run a comprehensive composting program.

    • Earth Day Clean-Up

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

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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 www.aw.org.