Annie Wright Lower School provides a challenging curriculum that is flexible enough to be responsive to the needs of the individual student. We provide an inquiry-based learning environment in which the development of fundamental skills receives the greatest attention. As our students grow intellectually and socially, their progress is evaluated in a manner that considers the unique characteristics of every student. Parent participation and involvement are encouraged in all aspects of our program.

Lower School teachers take advantage of the opportunity to create a program of study that accommodates their special style of teaching, and also accomplishes the objectives that have been established for each grade level. Every classroom provides an atmosphere in which students can comfortably respond to a variety of learning situations, and the learning support department is available to address individual needs. We are dedicated to promoting a healthy self-image for all of our students, and preparing them for the demands of their continuing education.

Annie Wright is an International Baccalaureate World School and delivers the IB's Primary Years Programme for Preschool to Grade 5. The PYP is a flexible curriculum that addresses children’s needs holistically, focusing on developing them as inquirers, both in the classroom and the outside world. Learn more about the PYP.


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.