Charles Wright Academy’s Upper School prepares students to successfully navigate the future with confidence

At CWA, we don’t just want our students to earn top test scores and get into great colleges, we want them to grow as real-world problem solvers and innovators who will thrive in the 21st century. 

The Upper School’s four-year course of study is designed to inspire serious scholars capable of effective communication, sustained work, independent thought, and original expression—while connecting with others in a close-knit, supportive community.

Our program recognizes and develops individual strengths while building competence across a wide range of academic and extracurricular pursuits. Arts and athletics are an important part of the curriculum, and we encourage broad participation, excellence, and joy.

Upper School At-A-Glance

Average Upper School
Class Size


Student – Teacher


Faculty with
Advanced Degrees


Students of Color

(not including international students)


Students Receiving
Financial Assistance




We decided CWA was the right school for many reasons, but particularly we liked the curriculum requirements and the small class sizes. I really like that sports and arts are treated just as important as academics. The smaller class sizes mean that my kids don’t get lost in the crowd, and teachers have more personalized relationships with the kids, which elicits higher student engagement. Since being at CWA, I’ve really noticed, in particular, that Christopher has much more investment in his work. I have found parents to be very welcoming and curious, and I have found teachers to be sincerely interested and passionate about working with my kids.”

— Christine, Current Parent