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Accreditations & Affiliations

Annie Wright Schools are proud to be accredited members of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), and members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS), the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) and the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Annie Wright is also a certified International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering IB curricula throughout the schools.
NWAIS accreditation requires adherence to the highest standards of operation and best practices, and a commitment to the mission of NWAIS and the following essential characteristics:

  • Commitment to the Public Good
  • Effective Governance and Operations
  • Primary Focus of Academic Education
  • Commitment to the Best Interests of Children
  • NWAIS Non-discrimination Statement for Affiliated Schools
    For more information about NWAIS accreditation requirements, please visit www.nwais.org.


    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.