Upper School for Boys


The Upper School for Boys athletics program addresses physical fitness, team play and good sportsmanship. Our faculty and coaches identify and support each boy’s individual aptitude and skills, whether he is an elite athlete or has never played a team sport. Opportunities both in and out of school will specifically address the athletic goals of each individual.

USB students are required to participate in a PE class or after-school athletics offering every quarter of the academic year. The physical education program integrates exercise into the mornings and afternoons at AWS with options that include fencing, strength & conditioning, general exercise and running club.

AWS is a part of the 6-team Nisqually League and a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. After-school sports are offered during the fall, winter, and spring seasons and include tennis, cross country, sailing, basketball, fencing, soccer, track & field and golf, with swim team offered in the near future. Team sports that are not offered at Annie Wright Schools are accessible at the students’ resident public school or at Stadium High School for those who board at AWS.

Contact AWS

Laura Bales
Upper School Admissions Director

Meet Athletic Director Mike Finch

Director of Athletics Mike Finch graduated from Tacoma's Wilson High School in 2002 and Harvard University, where he played four years of football, in 2006 with a BA in statistical psychology. He has worked in both finance and education and was formerly head football & track coach and a math teacher at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma. Mr. Finch is also a passionate coach and father of three Annie Wright students.


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.