Lower School

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2019 | DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2019

ADMISSION PROCESS | PRESCHOOL-GRADE 5

Attend an upcoming preview to learn more about our programs and community. At the preview, you will tour our campus and see students and teachers interacting during a regular day of school. The program will include meeting school leadership, plenty of time for Q & A, and the opportunity to learn more about how students thrive at Annie Wright. Previews begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 11:30 am.

We look forward to meeting you!

Preview Schedule

Early Childhood Admission Process

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Attend a Preview or Schedule a Campus Tour

    There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families. Please check out our 2018-2019 preview schedule or schedule a campus tour by contacting Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org
  • 2. Complete the Online Application

    Our online application can be found here

    • The application includes a non-refundable $80 application fee.
    • The Teacher Recommendation Request is embedded in the online application and requires the child’s current teacher’s email address.
    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Annie Wright Schools offer I-20 materials to students starting in Kindergarten. Families are required to provide an official bank statement and a copy of the student's passport. 

    Boarding begins in Grade 9. Until then, international students must live with a family member or host family. 


  • 3. Schedule a Group Play

    Applicants participate in a group play session during which we observe candidates interacting with other children and assess school readiness. Group Play happens each February. At this time of the year, we schedule classroom visits in lieu of the Group Play. 
  • 4. Schedule the School Readiness Assessment for Kindergarten

    Applicants to Kindergarten must also have an individual assessment (we use the Gesell) to help determine developmental readiness for school. The assessment provides an opportunity to observe the applicant in several areas including language and cognitive thinking. Please call Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 to schedule.

Grades 1-5 Admission Process

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Attend a Preview or Schedule a Campus Tour

    There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families. Please check out our 2018-2019 preview schedule or schedule a campus tour by contacting Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org
  • 2. Complete the Online Application

    Our online application can be found here

    • The application includes a non-refundable $80 application fee.
    • The Official School Transcript Request is included in the online application and goes automatically to your child’s school. We require last year’s and this school year’s transcript (to date).  
    • The Teacher Recommendation Request is included in the online application and requires the child’s current teacher’s email address.
    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Annie Wright Schools offer I-20 materials to students starting in Kindergarten. Families are required to provide an official bank statement and a copy of the student's passport. 

    Boarding begins in Grade 9. Until then, international students must live with a family member or host family. 


  • 3. Schedule a Class Visit Day

    An important part of the admission process is your child’s class visit. Whether a child has toured or visited prior to applying, applicants spend a day at school paired with a peer buddy. This allows applicants to get acquainted with Annie Wright Schools and serves as an important step in determining the right fit for your child. We serve a complimentary snack and lunch, but applicants may bring food from home if they prefer. Call Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 to schedule. 
  • 4. Complete Admission Testing

    Academic assessments typically occur during the class visit day. Depending on the grade, testing can last up to an hour and half.
For questions or to schedule a campus tour, contact Lower & Middle School Admissions Director Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org.
Check out our Lower School brochure.

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
Main Campus:
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402
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 girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.