Athletics are an important component of the Annie Wright Schools experience for most students. Beginning in Kindergarten, our exceptional and student-centered athletics staff offers a range of sports throughout the year. Studies have proven that students perform better in their academics and learn valuable life lessons when they identify as student-athletes from a young age.
Our teachers and coaches harbor a mentality of positivity, teamwork, inspiration, vision and goal-setting. Every Annie Wright student is a Gator, and there is a place on our teams for everyone, regardless of ability. At the same time, we strive for excellence and set goals to win league championships for every team.

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    Annie Wright Schools
    827 North Tacoma Avenue
    Tacoma, WA 98403
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    Preschool - Grade 5
    Chelsea Thompson

    Grades 6 - 8 
    Sahara Jones 

    Grades 9 - 12 (Day & Domestic Boarding)

    Maddy Mancuso 

    Grades 9 - 12 (International Boarding)
    Rex Bates
    • 25-yard

      indoor pool

    • 65%

      of students in K-12 participate in school teams

    • all-weather

      turf field

Mike Finch, Director of Athletics

Director of Athletics Mike Finch graduated from Tacoma's Wilson High School in 2002 and Harvard University, where he played four years of football, in 2006 with a BA in statistical psychology. He has worked in both finance and education, formerly serving as head football coach, track coach, and math teacher at Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma. Mr. Finch is also a passionate coach and father of three Annie Wright students.

Andrew Braunstein, Assistant Athletics Director

Assistant Athletics Director Andrew Braunstein has an educational background in Athletics Administration with a BS in Sports Management and a MS in Athletic Administration. As a former athlete and coach, Andrew is passionate about facilitating a premier student-athlete experience by harboring an environment where students enjoy themselves and achieve their goals through sport.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What are Annie Wright Schools' leagues?

    Annie Wright Upper Schools are members of the 1A Nisqually League. Annie Wright Middle School is a member of the Middle Nisqually League.
  • What teams are in those leagues?

    The 9 members of the 1A Nisqually League are:
    • Annie Wright Schools
    • Bellevue Christian High School
    • Cascade Christian Schools
    • Charles Wright Academy
    • Klahowya Secondary School
    • Life Christian Academy
    • Port Townsend High School
    • Seattle Christian High School
    • Vashon Island High School.

    The 6 members of the Middle Nisqually League are: 
    • Annie Wright Schools
    • Cascade Christian School
    • Charles Wright Academy
    • Life Christian Academy
    • Seattle Christian School
    • McMurray Middle School
  • What are Annie Wright Upper Schools' WIAA classification?

    Annie Wright Upper Schools are classified as a 1A school by the WIAA. 
  • What sports are offered for Lower School and Middle School students?

    Annie Wright Lower School offers Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls’ Lacrosse, Soccer, Swim, Tennis, and Track & Field.

    Annie Wright Middle School offers Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Girls’ Lacrosse, Golf,  Soccer, Swim, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.
  • How much do after school athletics cost?

    All Upper School and Middle School sports are offered at no cost to the families. For the Lower School, cost varies depending on the sport and level of competition, usually anywhere between $50 and $150 for each sport.
  • When are games held?

    Upper School and Middle School games are usually held during the weekdays after school. There is an occasional commitment to a tournament or a rescheduled game on a weekend. Lower School games are usually held on Saturdays or Sundays depending upon the sport, and locations can vary. The athletics department keeps calendars up to date with this information and tries to post game schedules as early as possible.
  • How do I access the practice and game calendars?

    For prospective families and guests: Please see Annie Wright Schools' team page on the Nisqually Athletics web page for all varsity level schedules.

    All athletic teams have a page in the myAW portal for currently enrolled families. Each team’s page has a calendar posted with both practices and game dates, times and locations. This is updated regularly, and families can choose how to be notified of any calendar changes via email or text.


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.