Annie Wright celebrates Middle Schoolers! Grades 6-8 faculty greatly enjoy helping tweens and teens navigate this period of self-discovery and wouldn't dream of teaching another age group. The Middle School offers rich, engaging programs that prepare students for success in high school and beyond. Annie Wright Middle School provides:

  • a place where being smart and engaged is not only accepted - it's cool
  • a community that honors individual qualities
  • small classes - teachers really know your child
  • team sports beginning in 6th grade
  • performance opportunities in theater, orchestra, rock band and more
  • strong preparation and support in the transition to Upper School

Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, fully authorized to deliver the Middle Years Programme, which aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others. The MYP provides a framework that supports students emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.

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.


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.