Upper School for Girls Arts

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.

Academic Program

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 Theatre provides opportunities to be on or behind stage for major and minor productions—or just for fun!

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  • Visual Arts

    Our visual arts program is designed to provide students with the foundational and advanced skills necessary to pursue art in college. If you love to draw, paint, sketch, design, photograph or build, the visual arts program will absolutely meet your needs.

    Our program offers:

    • Exceptional faculty helping students achieve their artistic best
    • Beautiful studios filled with natural light
    • Open studio time every day
    • Student showcase and art gallery
    • Preparation for further artistic pursuits; recent graduates have attended the country's finest art colleges
  • Music

    The Upper School music program is designed to support the many varied interests of musicians. Whether your passion is the violin or the guitar, singing or recording, the Upper School music program will help you hone your craft. Expert staff and ample practice rooms provide the support needed for mastery. In addition to choir, orchestra and rock band activities, Annie Wright offers on-site music lessons in voice, piano, stringed instruments, drum and flute, including twice-yearly recitals.
  • Theatre

    The theatre program at Annie Wright Upper School supports students through the exploration of acting, directing, stage managing and theatre tech. Students who move through our theatre program gain a deep and holistic experience of the stage.

Upper School Student Art

For questions please contact Upper Schools Admissions Director
Maddy Mancuso ’05MS at 253.284.8603

Orchestra Recordings


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.