MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS | GRADES 6-8

STILL ENROLLING IN SELECT GRADES FOR FALL 2017

We look forward to meeting you and sharing our programs with you. Although our admissions events are complete for the season, we welcome you to schedule a personalized visit and tour. Check back soon for the Fall 2017 Middle School Preview date. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Annie Wright Celebrates Middle Schoolers!

Ticket to Thrive is the formal conclusion of the Middle School admission process. The event, which takes place each February, includes exploration of our campus, a design challenge, engagement with educational technology, and interaction with current and prospective students. At Ticket to Thrive, prospective students respond to a writing prompt and complete math and reading assessments, all required elements of the application process. Parents also have a chance to meet the faculty and current parents, and get to know more about our campus and school culture. Having submitted a complete application and spent a day on campus, participation in Ticket to Thrive ensures an early decision for the following school year. 

Learn more about Ticket to Thrive or any part of the Middle School admissions process by contacting Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org.

Admissions Process

Below are the steps necessary to complete the application process to our Middle School.

1. Attend a Middle School Preview
There is nothing we enjoy more than sharing our campus and classrooms with prospective families! Please plan to attend our a Middle School Preview to learn more. If you miss a preview, please contact us to schedule a personalized tour.
 
2. Submit Your Online Application by Friday, February 3.
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 are required to provide the following additional documentation:
         Official TOEFL Jr. Score Report
          I-20 Documentation: official bank statement & copy of passport
 
3. Schedule a Class Visit Day & Family Interview.
Prior to attending Ticket to Thrive, a candidate will spend a day at school paired with a student guide. The visit day includes the family interview. We serve a snack and a complimentary lunch, but your child is welcome to bring food from home if he/she prefers. Please call Joy Phelps to schedule the visit day and family interview.
 
4. Attend Ticket to Thrive to Complete Admission Testing.
Our annual Ticket to Thrive event is the formal conclusion of the Middle School admission process. The event includes exploration of our campus, a design challenge, engagement with educational technology, and interaction with current and prospective students. As part of Ticket to Thrive, prospective students respond to a writing prompt and complete math and reading assessments, all required elements of the application process. Parents of prospective students also have a chance to meet the faculty and current parents, and get to know more about our campus and school culture. Having submitted a complete application and spent a day on campus, participation in Ticket to Thrive ensures an early decision for the 2017-2018 school year. 

In order to secure your spot at this event, please contact Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org.
For questions or to schedule a personalized campus tour, contact Lower & Middle School Admissions Director Joy Phelps at 253.284.860 or joy_phelps@aw.org.

What to Expect @ Ticket to Thrive

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.