At Annie Wright Upper School girls believe in the strength and boundless potential of being a girl.

Girls at Annie Wright discover their passions, talents and value without worrying about how their male peers might perceive them. They feel free to experiment and explore, seeking new opportunities and occupying every role: every seat on student council, every position on every team and every part in every performance.
Research reveals that compared to their peers in co-ed schools, girls from all-girls schools perform better on academic achievement tests and report greater confidence and willingness to take risks. According to a study by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, girls at all-girls schools:

  • score higher on SATs
  • report higher academic self-confidence, especially in math
  • tutor their peers more often
  • are more likely to talk to teachers outside of class time
  • are more likely to join student clubs and groups in college

At Annie Wright Upper School, girls become actively involved in their own education and develop singular and strong voices that they use confidently, powerfully and persuasively throughout their lives.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

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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