CWA College Graduates 2018

Charles Wright’s college counseling program guides students toward college choices that match their unique characters, strengths, and interests.

Led by two highly qualified, full-time college counselors, our aim is to maximize success in college admissions even as they work to minimize the inevitable stress that surrounds this process.

CWA expects every graduate to have the opportunity to attend and thrive in the top college or university of their choosing, with as much opportunity for success as possible. Our counselors work one-on-one with students in order to meet the needs of each individual, encouraging self-reflection, informed decision-making, and mature communication skills. 

CWA’s college counseling team provides a 4-year guidance plan for students and their families throughout their Upper School journey. While the formalized aspects of our program begins in the fall of junior year, students and their parents are welcome to make appointments with the college counselors at any time, and also receive regular recommendations and reminders throughout grades 9-12. Students and families in our Lower and Middle Schools also have opportunities for guidance around academic preparation, the college process, and financial planning.

Program Highlights:

  • 35:1 or lower student-to-counselor ratio provides uniquely focused counseling 
  • Unlimited individual sessions with a college counselor (at least four are required)
  • Annual college fair with more than 100 colleges attending, open to students and parents grades 9-12
  • Sophomore-year ACT and SAT practice test advising
  • Junior-year application case studies workshop with distinguished deans and directors of admission from all over the country
  • Admission and financial aid workshops for parents
  • Summer application “boot camp” for seniors

For College Reps


We look forward to welcoming you to Charles Wright Academy during your fall travels. Please schedule your appointment with SCOIR.

We offer 45 minute time slots between 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., September through November. When you arrive on campus, follow signs for the Upper School Building, which has visitor parking in front. Upon entering the building, please check in with the Upper School Receptionist, who will direct you to the College Counseling Office.

For information about our school, students, and curriculum, please download our Report to Colleges.

Charles Wright Academy College Counselors

Meet Our College Counselors

Katie Ryan
Director of College Counseling
(253) 620-8396

Brennan Dignan
Associate Director of College Counseling
(253) 620-8341

Where do CWA Graduates go to College?

CWA Class of 2022 College Matriculation Map

Charles Wright graduates attend a wide variety of colleges and universities in all parts of the U.S. and abroad and consistently report that they were well prepared for the academic and personal challenges of college life.

2022 College Acceptances and Matriculations