Annie Wright Schools

827 North Tacoma Avenue Tacoma, WA 98403 | High School, 9-12, Co-ed | Founded in 1884


Annie Wright School is an upper college preparatory boarding school located in Tacoma, Washington, only an hour away from the beautiful city of Seattle. Annie Wright is apart of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program which gives opportunity to motivated 11th and 12th graders the chance to become world-class scholars and is regarded as the most comprehensive and appropriate learning model by universities. There is much to do on campus, such as attend theatrical performances, film screenings, art exhibitions, or listen to acclaimed speakers when they visit campus. Annie Wright schools foster their curriculum to meet the separate needs of girls and boys through projects such as the Tiny House Project, where the boys school built a Tiny House to help address homelessness in Seattle, and engage in their local community.

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Dance team


Black Student Union

Latinx/Hispanic Culture Club

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Ping pong




  • Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer


  • Basketball


  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
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Facts & Statistics
827 North Tacoma Avenue Tacoma, WA 98403
Grades offered
171 (Upper School)
Number of students
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Teacher/student ratio
Boarding students
International students
8 (2019)
Vietnamese students
Town Population
High Crime
Crime Rate
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (22 Miles)
Tacoma is known for its glass art which can be seen at The Museum of Glass and its vibrant urban culture. Point Defiance Park, Zoo, and Aquarium are popular destinations along with the Tacoma done, the Rustin Waterfront, and more.
Student Activities
Signature Programs

International Baccalaureate World School: Delivering IB Programs in every division. 

Annie Writers: Develop creative writing skills, participate in workshops with professional authors, attend festivals and write short plays for theatre students to perform.

BioOlympiad: This team prepares for the annual BioOlympiad competition, but also gets a chance to do more science experiments and explorations. If you love life sciences, this may be the space for you. 

Board Games: From chess to structured, yet open-ended, storytelling play guiding individual characters through quests. Travel to ORCACON, a local convention dedicated to new tabletop and card games.

Business Program: Develop your business and leadership skills through idea generation and exploring entrepreneurial ventures, learning about the stock market, and focusing on discrete skill building including program management software, spreadsheeting, financial modeling, etc.

Global Action/Model United Nations: Increase your political awareness and activism. The group participates in Model UN conferences and engage in global issues from women’s rights, to immigration, to environmental challenges.

Inkwell (Journalism): Gain a solid foundation in multimedia journalism including online, print and podcasting. Your published stories will wow potential colleges or employers. Interact with professional journalists, photographers and graphic designers working in the field. 

Robotics: Design, build and program robots. Organize community outreach events to solve real world problems and inspire the next generation of students.

Science and Engineering Programs: Learn how to observe and investigate the world. Explore and conduct experiments. Design, build and program. Solve real world problems and inspire the next generation of students.

Visual Arts Studio: Gain advanced skills in a number of different media with regular visits by working artists and trips to museums and galleries. Create and exhibit works throughout the year.