Bus Service

CWA Bus Service


Daily Bus Service

Charles Wright Academy provides a convenient daily bus service for students, available for a fee. Each day, more than 100 students rely on our buses for transportation to and from school.

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Bus Drivers Are an Extension of Our School

At CWA, we believe that transportation is an integral part of the learning experience. Our transportation team is not just a means of accessing the Charles Wright Academy; they are valued members of our school community. These highly-trained bus drivers are considered teachers on the road, playing a crucial role in greeting our Tarriers in the morning and ensuring their safe journey home.

Areas We Serve

Situated on a sprawling 107-acre campus in University Place near Chambers Bay, Charles Wright Academy attracts students from more than 70 different zip codes, fostering regional diversity. Our extensive transportation system primarily serves four major areas in the South Puget Sound region: Pierce County, south King County, Kitsap County, and Thurston County. For families living far from campus, our school’s family directory facilitates the coordination of rides to after-school activities.

CWA bus routes

Pierce County

Our Tacoma bus route includes multiple stops in the North End neighborhood and Dash Point, Puyallup, Sumner, Steilacoom, Dupont, and Gig Harbor. Additionally, we have a significant number of Charles Wright students residing on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Pierce County is home to the majority of our students, with some families even relocating specifically to this area to enroll their children at Charles Wright!


South King County

With more than 220 students from south King County, Charles Wright Academy offers daily bus service from locations such as Kent, Auburn, Des Moines, Midway, and Federal Way. We ensure that bus service for students is readily available in these areas.


Kitsap County

Conveniently located near the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Charles Wright Academy is easily accessible for students residing along the Highway 16 and Highway 3 corridors. To accommodate these students, we provide daily bus services for school from Port Orchard, ensuring a smooth commute.


Thurston County

Charles Wright Academy serves nearly 60 students residing in Thurston County. Our daily private school bus service extends to Tumwater, Olympia, and Lacey, allowing these students to conveniently access our campus. We also have students from Yelm, Rochester, and Rainier who benefit from our transportation services.


  • Unlimited – $2625

  • 50 Ride – $790

  • 10 Ride – $190

  • 5 Ride – $105

Families purchasing multiple unlimited passes will receive a 50% discount on the second pass and a FREE pass for the third or more siblings.