Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity Statement

A commitment to equity and inclusion lies at the heart of Northwest Academy’s culture and its arts and academic partnership. Since the founding of the school, we have enjoyed the uniqueness of each individual student and teacher. Their diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives create a culture rich with mutual respect, authenticity and a commitment to justice. These include, but are not exclusive to, a wide array of economic backgrounds, races, family dynamics, sexual orientations, gender identity, physical abilities, ethnicities, and cultures. Such diversity is essential to our staff, and to our students’ abilities to develop into thoughtful, creative individuals who will lead inspired and meaningful lives.
 

Upcoming DEI Events:

Middle school: Holding Space for #blacklivesmatter
Date: Thursday, June 11
Time: 3–4 pm
High school: Holding Space for #blacklivesmatter
Date: Friday, June 12
Time: 1–2 pm

 

Conversations around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

  • College-Prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Creativity Matters Here

    We value creative, independent thought in both our academic and arts classes.

    Creativity Matters Here
  • Prom

    This isn’t your parents’ prom. Everyone dances. And the photos are awesome.

    Prom
  • Giving

    The hottest ticket in town: Our annual auction features performances and art by Northwest Academy students. The event draws a broad audience of current families and community arts patrons.

    Giving
    Club Cabaret