Upper School for Girls


At Annie Wright we believe ALL of our students can and must create — and we offer a range of opportunities for every student to practice, analyze, imagine, design and perform.

Students in Grades 9 & 10 may choose to take Art & Design, a skills- and project-based exploration of music, visual art and film. They can also elect to fulfill their art credits outside of school with a sanctioned activity. Many girls focus on a specific arts discipline in a two-year IB course in Grades 11 and 12, potentially earning college credits for that work.
Arts activities allow students to experiment or deepen expertise in visual arts, music, acting and more. Annie Wright also offers on-site music lessons in voice, piano, stringed instruments, drum and flute, including twice-yearly recitals. The Kemper Center Theater provides opportunities to be on or behind stage for major and minor productions—or just for fun!

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.