Upper School



Annie Wright's separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. We offer rich, thoughtful and internationally-recognized programs that welcome students from around the world. While our web site offers a glimpse into what life and learning at Annie Wright are really like, we encourage you to visit our campus, which will give you a stronger sense of our vibrant community.

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.

Can't visit campus? Meet us on the road! Below you'll also find our school fair schedule.

2018-19 Upper School Preview Schedule

Scholar Search 2019

Students applying for Grade 9 are invited to attend the 31st Annual Scholar Search. This is your chance to get to know Annie Wright Schools, our two Upper School programs (one for boys and one for girls), and for us to learn about you, too. Best of all, this is the only time in the year that we award merit scholarships to attend the Upper Schools at Annie Wright, and attendance at Scholar Search means you’re eligible for these awards.

Throughout the visit you'll meet other students, explore our beautiful campus and interact with our exceptional faculty. 
You’ll get to know current students and potential future classmates. You'll visit classes and attend the most outrageous Lip Sync contest ever. 

Scholar Search is free of charge, but preregistration is required and space is limited.

Upper School Admission Process

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Online Application

    A completed online application packet, accompanied by the non-refundable application fee is required to initiate the formal application process.

    Early Application Deadline | December 10, 2018
    Early Application Decisions Released | December 21, 2018

    Standard Application Deadline | February 1, 2019
    Standard Decisions Released | March 10, 2019
  • 2. Official School Transcript & Evaluation

    Completed applications will include a copy of the applicant’s official school transcript for the past two years. The online application includes a downloadable Request for Transcript & School Evaluation Form. Please have your most recent school(s) complete this form and send an official school transcript directly to Annie Wright. Note: Schools often require as long as two weeks to complete transcript requests. 
  • 3. Teacher Recommendations

    A Math and English teacher online recommendation form must be completed by the applicant’s current or past teachers.  The Teacher Recommendation Requests are included in the online application and require the student's current teacher’s email address.  Completed recommendations are submitted electronically to the admissions team upon completion by the teacher.
  • 4. Campus Visit & Interview

    Campus visits are strongly encouraged. If a campus visit is not possible we will coordinate a skype interview.
  • 5. Math Assessment

    This exam will be used for admissions and if appropriate, course placement upon your enrollment.
  • 6. Important Dates

    Early Application Deadline | December 10, 2018
    Early Application Decisions Released | December 21, 2018

    Standard Application Deadline | February 1, 2019
    Standard Decisions Released | March 10, 2019

International Applicants

Annie Wright Upper School welcomes students from around the world, and our vibrant and nurturing boarding program makes students feel at home.

Along with the application materials listed on the Upper School application process page, international students are required to provide the following additional documentation:
  • Official TOEFL Score Report: Our school code is 8624
  • I-20 Documentation: Official Bank Statement & copy of Passport

Learn about our ESL Program.

Upper School Voices

For questions or to schedule a campus tour, contact Upper School Admissions Director Alyssa Harvey at 253.284.8600 or alyssa_harvey@aw.org.

School Fair Schedule

Wednesday, October 10 | 6:00-8:00 pm
International School Fair for People of Color
Rainier Community Center
4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Monday, October 15 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Seattle’s Second Annual Boarding School Educational Fair
Hamlin Robinson School
1701 20th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144
Tuesday, October 16 | 6:00-8:00 pm
PSIS Seattle School Fair
Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Monday, October 22 | 6:30-8:00 pm
The Harbor School Fair
15920 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

Thursday, November 1 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Lighthouse Christian School Fair
3008 36th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Monday, November 5 | 6:30-8:30 pm
WBSA Boarding School Panel
University Club, Alumnae Room 1332 Santa Barbara St

Thursday, November 8 | 9:00-11:15 am
IECA Conference, School & College Fair
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suite
Wednesday, January 9 | Time TBD
North Tapps Highschool Information Night
20029 12th St E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Stay tuned for more school fair dates!


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

Downtown Campus:
936 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

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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.