At Charles Wright Academy, we recognize the significance of competitive athletics and fitness activities as essential components of a student’s education, offering valuable learning opportunities. By promoting teamwork and instilling perseverance, our athletic and fitness programs enable students to engage in a collective endeavor beyond themselves through participation in competitive sports teams. Our aim is to foster healthy lifestyles and emphasize the significance of lifelong fitness.
All Charles Wright Academy Upper School students are required to participate in 4 seasons of athletics and/or fitness activities to graduate. CWA athletes compete in the Nisqually League 1A.
More than 70 percent of Upper School students participate in competitive athletics through 15 teams offered. Charles Wright has won State Championships in boys’ basketball, cross-country, golf, tennis, and soccer and in girls’ cross-country and tennis.
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Fitness Classes Offered
Charles Wright Academy offers a mix of competitive and noncompetitive programs, and every Middle School student participates in four seasons of sports or fitness activities during school hours throughout each year.
Sixth through eighth graders compete against other middle schools through the Washington State Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA). Fifth-grade students compete in the Elementary Nisqually Sports League and can register for our youth sports program as part of our after-school enrichment program.
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Additional Sports Offered
Charles Wright Academy Lower School students take physical education classes three to four times per week. Third and fourth-grade students take swim lessons at the local YMCA once a week during the school day (Fall for fourth grade, and Spring for third grade).
Lower School students also have the opportunity to join additional CWA youth sports teams after school such as Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball and Track & Field, including competitions against other local schools, as part of our after-school enrichment program.
We believe in the power of sports to foster character development, teamwork, and a healthy lifestyle among our students. Our program offers a wide range of exciting and engaging sports activities designed to suit the interests and abilities of every young athlete.
Students can explore various sports and discover their passion. Whether they are beginners or experienced players, our dedicated coaches are committed to helping each student develop their skills, improve their techniques, and reach their full potential.
Students learn valuable life lessons such as discipline, perseverance, and sportsmanship. Our coaches not only focus on honing athletic abilities but also emphasize the importance of fair play, respect, and teamwork. These principles extend beyond the field or court and shape the character of our students both in sports and their everyday lives.
CWA youth sports teams are part of the Elementary Nisqually Sports League, which includes several other area private schools.
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