UPPER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS & EVENTS | GRADES 9-12

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 come see us while we are on the road (dates and locations below), or contact us to schedule a personalized tour. We can't wait to meet you!

Fall Preview Day

Scholar Search Weekend for Girls

Meet Us on the Road


Portland, OR | Thursday, October 5
Upper School Admissions Director Alyssa Harvey '06 will be available to meet for coffee. Schedule a meeting at alyssa_harvey@aw.org or 253.284.8600.
 
Seattle, WA | Wednesday, October 11, 6:00-8:00 pm
Independent School Fair for People of Color | meet Alyssa Harvey, Upper School Admissions & Jeremy Stubbs, Upper School for Boys Dean
Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
 
Bellevue, WA | Sunday, October 15, 2:00-4:00 pm
Eastside Independent School Fair | meet Alyssa Harvey, Upper School Admissions
Chinook Middle School, 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Seattle, WA | Monday, October 16, 6:30-8:30 pm
First Annual Boarding School Educational Fair | meet Alyssa Harvey, Upper School Admissions
Hamlin Robinson School, 1701 20th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Seattle, WA | Tuesday, October 17, 6:00-8:00 pm
Seattle Independent School Fair | meet Alyssa Harvey, Upper School Admissions & Jeremy Stubbs, Upper School for Boys Dean
Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
 
Gig Harbor, WA | Thursday, October 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
Lighthouse Christian School High School Fair | meet Mike Finch, Director of Athletics
Lighthouse Christian School, 3008 36th Street NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
 
Las Vegas, NV | Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Dawson's Local High School & Boarding School Fair 2017 | meet Alyssa Harvey, Upper School Admissions
The Alexander Dawson School, 10845 West Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89135
 
Vashon Island, WA | Monday, October 23, 6:30 pm
High School Preview | Meet faculty & administrators: Katherine Everett, Susan Bauska & Jeremy Stubbs
Harbor School15920 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon WA 98070
 
Salt Lake City, UT | Tuesday, October 24, 6:30-8:00 pm
McGillis School Fair | meet Alyssa Harvey, Upper School Admissions
The McGillis School, 668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
 
 

UPPER SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS

PRIORITY DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 2, 2018

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.

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.