Annie Wright School

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Annie Wright Schools
Annie Wright Sign.jpg
From strength to strength
Tacoma, Washington
United States
Coordinates 47°16′06″N 122°27′35″W / 47.268414°N 122.459641°W / 47.268414; -122.459641Coordinates: 47°16′06″N 122°27′35″W / 47.268414°N 122.459641°W / 47.268414; -122.459641
Type Coed day school (grades PS-8); all-girls upper school, International Baccalaureate, day and boarding programs (grades 9-12), independent
Established 1884
Head of School Christian Sullivan[1]
Grades Preschool-12
Number of students 492
School color(s) Blue and gold
Mascot Gators

Annie Wright School is a private school in Tacoma, Washington, United States. It is subdivided into the Annie Wright Day School (boys and girls in preschool through grade 8) and the Annie Wright Upper School (all-girls day and boarding programs for grades 9 through 12). It was founded in 1884. It has an indoor pool, two gyms, science and technology labs, art and music studios, theater, outdoor gardens, play areas, athletic fields and open spaces.


Annie Wright School was founded as Annie Wright Seminary by Charles Barstow Wright, who named it for his daughter Annie.[2]

in 1884, Annie Wright Seminary opened its doors to 46 students from the Washington Territory, Oregon, British Columbia and Hawaii. At that time, there were ten members of the faculty. The first school catalog outlined the offerings of Annie Wright Seminary: "For board, furnished room, tuition in English branches and Latin, and laundry service, $350 a year."

Mary McCarthy wrote of her time at Annie Wright Seminary in her memoirs Memories of a Catholic Girlhood and How I Grew.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Annie Wright School
  2. ^ DEATH OF FORMER TACOMA RESIDENT, in the Tacoma Times; published May 17, 1904 (via Chronicling America)
  3. ^ McCarthy, Mary (1993). Memories of a Catholic Girlhood. How I Grew. Intellectual Memoirs. Quality Paperback Book Club. ASIN B000UTMBU8. 

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