Upper School for Boys


In Art and Design, boys work on group and individual hands-on building and digital projects that foster creativity, collaboration and empathy. An additional semester-long introduction to visual arts imparts practical skills toward the making, observation, analysis and appreciation of art from a variety of historical  and contemporary cultures.

In addition to these essential components of the curriculum, students may go on to take advanced IB courses in arts and music, study theatre design, join the school orchestra or student-run bands, take private music lessons right at school, or perform on stage in a range of productions. The after-school activities program offers opportunities for deep dives into visual art, music, theatre and journalism.

Contact AWS

Laura Bales
Upper School Admissions Director


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 coed 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.