Upper School for Boys

Student Life

Social events are an essential part of our program. In other words, we make time for play. All of these events attract students from a number of local high schools. Some of our offerings include casino night, lip sync, dances and prom. Outings, get-togethers, barbeques, impromptu gatherings and a range of other social events also take place during school time throughout the year.

Getting off campus to learn, grow, bond, meet new challenges and experience the wonders of the Pacific Northwest is an important element of Annie Wright Upper School's program. Our inaugural Grade 9 class started their Annie Wright Upper School for Boys experience with an orientation trip to a high ropes course. Throughout the year, faculty and/or student groups spearhead day trips to play in the great outdoors, including kayaking, hiking, biking, skiing and more.

Further afield, Annie Wright offers organized cultural exchange programs to Spain and France. These affordable programs provide students the opportunity to host a student in their home and then to live with that student's family, attend a different school, engage with peers from a different part of the world and immerse themselves in a new culture.

A variety of optional arts-related after-school activities include chorus, orchestra, theatre, theatre tech and visual arts.
One of the most exciting opportunities for the pioneers of the Upper School for Boys is to help evolve the program, design facilities and establish traditions of their new school. Their leadership will leave a lasting legacy. In addition, boys may apply to be an Annie Wright ambassador, represented the school as a student leader.

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.