Commitment to Community

June 2nd, 2021|

Student-led DEI work provides opportunities for learning, growth, and connection by Sam Harris Libraries Director and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Co-Coordinator This academic year, new student-led diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives continue the [...]

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Remembering Ted Sanford

January 24th, 2020|

Remembering Ted Sanford Charles Wright Academy Headmaster 1959-1969 by Tim Sanford ’72 In February 1959 my mom and dad traveled from Connecticut to Tacoma to meet Sam and Nathalie Brown (and others) [...]

  • CWA Artist in Residence Mark Hoppmann with 3rd grade students.

The Origin of the Artist in Residence Program

January 24th, 2020|

The Origin of the Artist in Residence Program by Christina Bertucchi, Upper School Visual Arts Teacher, Co-Chair of the Art Department Accomplished students who yearn to become professional artists often wonder whether they’ll face [...]

Teaching in the 21st Century

January 24th, 2020|

Teaching in the 21st Century The first iPhone came out in 2007. Prior to this, no one had imagined a world with smartphones. Twelve years later, our students today cannot imagine a world without [...]

  • J'Nai Bridges '05. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

2020 Alum of the Year J’Nai Bridges ’05

January 24th, 2020|

J'Nai Bridges '05 is CWA's 2020 Alum of the Year She navigates the competitive world of opera with confidence, turning her passion into a successful international stage career by Joanna Manning By the time [...]

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The Foundation for Who They Will Become

January 24th, 2020|

The Foundation for Who They Will Become Four Upper School students chronicle their journeys moving into the future with confidence by Alex Domine, Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Upper [...]

Looking to the Future

January 24th, 2020|

Looking to the Future Incoming Head of School Susan Rice shares her educational philosophy and what 21st century learning can look like at CWA by Kimberly Banti A class of elementary school students leans [...]

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Portrait of a Tarrier: 1965

August 8th, 2019|

From the Archives Portrait of a Tarrier: 1965 When 28 members of the senior class gathered in the Upper School for this photo in 1965, they were undoubtedly as full of anticipation and excitement [...]