Set in a city known as Tacoma, Annie Wright Schools is a private boarding school in Washington. There are 46 private schools, including this one, in Pierce County. In terms of religious orientation, the Annie Wright Schools is an Episcopal school. The academic school years lasts 174 calendar days and each day students spend 6 hours in class. In 2011, 100% of the graduating senior class went on to 4-year colleges. 63.4 full-time equivalent teachers are on staff to educate the student body of… More
Friday Harbor, WA
Spring Street is a multicultural, independent, day and boarding school that provides students with a stimulating learning environment in a safe, rural setting. Students discover a love of learning and prepare for excellence in college.Challenging expeditions and travel experiences foster personal growth. Service in diverse communities teaches empathy, humility and the importance of collaboration with others. Students become engaged, thoughtful, ethical participants in local and global communities.Spring Street students see their families, their communities, and themselves as participants in a much larger world. A… More
The Northwest School is a mixed private school catering to Middle and Senior School students between 6 and 12 grades. Located in the city of Seattle, the school has gained reputation for academic excellence as students are taught a diverse curriculum. As of 2015, the school enrollment has grown to 700 students. Among these, more than 70 international students are from 12 countries. As the only school providing boarding facilities to international students in Washington, Northwest School encourages multi-national participation by offering comparable tuition… More
When considering a boarding school for your child, it is important to consider the social milieu into which you are putting them. Washington State holds on to its old western traditions like, admiration for the outdoors, innovative entrepreneurialism, and a deliberate disassociation from the cultural institutions of the East Coast. Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised the find that there are not too many boarding schools in Washington State, but don’t fret! The few boarding schools that are available are top notch educational institutions offering elite level education and the self-growth that boarding schools are uniquely adapted to provide. Washington State is blessed with uncommon beauty that attracts a diverse group of people – from adventure seekers to billionaires seeking solitude. Washington’s economy is based on traditional industry like fishing and shipping to technology and business (think Microsoft and Starbucks). Washington’s two boarding schools reflect this diversity of environment and culture. The Annie Wright Schools are a bastion of traditional Episcopalian education and the Northwest School offers a rigorous yet progressive education. Washington attracts many foreigners and American families of wealth and prestige who expect top tier educators as well as the diversity common to Washington. You should expect the teachers and student bodies of both these excellent schools to reflect these standards. Bear in mind that the Annie Wright Schools are coed from Kindergarten through 8th grade but girls only from 9th through 12th grades. The Northwest school is coed and serves grades 6 through 12. The Annie Wright Schools charge a competitive tuition ($51,500 full/$24,500day) for a school that offers a prestigious international bachelorette and boasts a 100% matriculation rate. It also offers a highly competitive sports program as well as a full range of arts and music. The school is Episcopalian but it is open to students of all faiths. The Northwest School was founded in 1980 and resides in a nice Seattle neighborhood. Its motto “Courtesy and Common Sense” are built into its curriculum and daily life to help build inquisitive and independent leaders of the future. They offer a rigorous humanities program as well as a full range of arts and music. The Northwest School has a robust sports program that offers quirkier sports like ultimate frisbee and curling alongside more traditional sports. Its tuition ($48,185 full/$32,680 day) is somewhat more affordable (for full admission) and places your child with a diverse group of future leaders and entrepreneurs.