We look forward to meeting you!

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. Register below for Fall Preview Day or one of our separate Scholar Search events. You can also contact us to schedule a personalized tour. We can't wait to meet you!

Scholar Search Weekend for Girls

Scholar Search for Boys



Below is a description of the items necessary to complete an application to our Upper School.

1. Online Application
A completed online application packet, accompanied by the non-refundable application fee is required to initiate the formal application process. The 2018 application priority deadline is Friday, February 2.

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 recommendation form must be completed by the applicant’s current or past teachers. Please complete the top portion of this form prior to giving it to your teachers. The online application includes downloadable Teacher Recommendations Forms. The individual teacher should complete the form and mail it directly to the Annie Wright Admissions Office. It is helpful to include a stamped envelope with this request. 

4. Campus Visit & Interview
Campus visits are strongly encouraged. If a campus visit is not possible we will coordinate a phone interview.

5. Math Assessment
This exam will be used for admissions and if appropriate, course placement upon your enrollment.
For questions or to schedule a personalized campus tour, contact Upper School Admissions Director Alyssa Harvey at 253.284.8600 or alyssa_harvey@aw.org.

International Applicants

Annie Wright Upper School welcomes students from around the world. 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.


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.