Welcome to the Middle School

Annie Wright Middle School offers a rich and engaging education, where students thrive in a program with international standards of excellence. Our faculty are passionate about the Middle School years and enjoy helping tweens and teens navigate this period of self-discovery as they prepare for high school and beyond.
The Middle School offers a captivating program that provides:

  • a place where being smart and engaged is not only accepted - it's cool
  • a community that honors individual qualities and where kindness is a priority
  • small classes - teachers really know your child
  • competitive team sports beginning in 6th Grade
  • performance opportunities in theater, orchestra, rock band and more
  • international travel opportunities
  • strong preparation and support in the transition to Upper School

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, enhanced by our approach to character and social-emotional growth, fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century. We invite you to learn more about the Annie Wright spirit—the friendliness, the feeling of belonging, and the shared commitment of learning together in a dynamic community where students make connections that last a lifetime.
For questions or to schedule a campus tour, contact Lower & Middle School Admissions Director Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org.

Ticket to Thrive

Ticket to Thrive is the formal conclusion of the Middle School admission process. The event, which takes place each February, helps students and parents learn more about our campus and school culture. Participation in Ticket to Thrive ensures an early decision for the following school year. 

Learn more about Ticket to Thrive or any part of the Middle School admission process by contacting Joy Phelps at 253.284.8602 or joy_phelps@aw.org.
    • travel to California, Arizona & Costa Rica

      journeys

      travel to California, Arizona & Costa Rica

    • open to every student

      team sports

      open to every student

    • outdoor adventures, community service & more

      experiential education

      outdoor adventures, community service & more

    • The Gold Standard of Education

      IB curriculum

      The Gold Standard of Education

Contact

Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403
253.272.2216

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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.