Annie Wright Schools announced this week that the Girls’ Business and Entrepreneurship Program (GBEP), a signature program within the Upper School for girls in grades 10-12, has been featured by The National Association of Independent Schools’ Inspiration Lab.

The National Association of Independent Schools is a membership organization of more than 1,500 non-profit independent schools across the country. It created Inspiration Lab to highlight stories about exceptional and innovative programs.

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Annie Wright’s signature programs were developed in response to girls’ desires to engage more deeply in subjects where girls have often been underrepresented. Photo courtesy: Annie Wright.

The article highlights sophomore Minyi Jiang, who dreams of working on Wall Street. Jiang is enrolled in Annie Wright’s GBEP, one of the school’s new signature programs, which engages students’ unique interests, while teaching the fundamentals of starting and building a business, International Baccalaureate business courses and business technology, while also providing work experience and travel opportunities.

Annie Wright’s signature programs were developed in response to girls’ desires to engage more deeply in certain subjects, specifically in areas where women are – and historically have been – underrepresented. Signature programs complement the Annie Wright Upper School curriculum, including IB classes and exams, college prep and an all-girls environment.

“Through the Girls’ Business and Entrepreneurship Program, girls can take business courses – offered to all Upper School students – complemented by a concentrated three-year program that includes mentorship, goal setting, securing an externship and developing a personal portfolio,” said former Russell associate Sandra Forero Bush, Program Director at Annie Wright. “Students have the opportunity to interact with executives at the forefront of innovative thinking.”

Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are two schools on one campus. Annie Wright Day School serves boys and girls in Preschool through Grade 8, while Annie Wright Upper School offers all-girls day and boarding programs for Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School. Learn more at www.aw.org.

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