LOWER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS | PRESCHOOL-GRADE 5

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EARLY CHILDHOOD ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Below are the steps necessary to complete the application process to our Preschool, Prekindergarten & Kindergarten programs.

1. Lower School Preview
There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families! Please register for an upcoming preview listed on this page to learn more about what Annie Wright can offer your child.

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.
 
3. Group Play
Save the date for February 3, 2018! Applicants participate in a group play session during which we observe candidates interacting with other children and assess developmental and social emotional readiness. Please call Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 to reserve a spot in one of our group play sessions.
 
4. School Readiness Assessment for Kindergarten Applicants
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

Below are the steps necessary to completing the application process to Grades 1-5.

1. Lower School Preview or Fall Visit Day
There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families! Please register for a Lower School Preview or Fall Visit Day listed on this page to learn more about what Annie Wright can offer your child.
 
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.

3. Admission Testing 
Our Lower School Admissions Testing Day is February 3, 2018. Please contact Joy Phelps at joy_phelps@aw.org or 253.284.8602 to include your child. Depending on the grade, testing can last up to an hour and half.
 
4. Official Class Visit Day
An important part of the admissions 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 better acquainted with Annie Wright Schools and also for us to learn more about the applicants in order to determine if we can set the child up for success. 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. 
For questions or to schedule a personalized campus tour, contact Lower & Middle School Admissions Director Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org.

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.