Northwest Academy

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Getting to Campus

If you have any problems locating our campus, please call the school office at 503-223-3367. Northwest Academy is accessible whether you travel by car or public transportation.

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  • By Bike

    Sheltered bike storage is available for students, faculty, and visitors to campus.
  • By Car

    Northwest Academy is located at the corner of SW Main Street and SW 12th Avenue, just one block from I-405.  Ample metered street and lot parking is available.

    We encourage carpooling and provide families with a ZIP code directory so they can identify families in their neighborhood.
  • By Max Light Rail

    • Take the Red or Blue Line Eastbound to the Library/SW 9th Avenue Station.  Walk southwest to SW 12th Avenue and SW Main Street.
    • Take the Red or Blue Line Westbound to the Galleria/SW 10th Avenue Station.  Walk southwest to SW 12th Avenue and SW Main Street.
    • Take the Orange or Green Line Northbound to the SW Madison stop. Walk 1 block  north to SW Main St. and 6 blocks west to SW 12th Ave.
    • Take the Orange or Green Line Southbound to the City Hall/SW Jefferson stop. Walk northeast to SW 12th Avenue and SW Main St.
  • By Streetcar

    • Southbound to South Waterfront/PSU, exit at SW 11th Avenue and SW Jefferson.  Walk northwest to SW 12th Avenue and SW Main Street.
    • Northbound to Northwest Portland, exit at the Art Museum on SW 10th Avenue between SW Jefferson and SW Main Street.  Walk northwest to SW 12th Avenue and SW Main Street.
  • By Trimet Bus

    Located just blocks from the Portland Art Museum, Central Branch Library, and Portland State University, our campus is accessible by multiple Trimet bus lines.  Plan your trip here: http://trimet.org/index.htm

Facility Rentals

Northwest Academy facilities are available for events and facility rental. Our facilities include a small theater (approx. 80 seating capacity), a dance studio, a tap studio, an art studio, and classroom/meeting spaces. Facilities can be rented out for single or extended use during the school year and summer recess. Located near the Portland Art Museum, our downtown location is easily accessible by car, bike, and public transportation.

To learn how you can hold your event at Northwest Academy, please email Tamara Lion, Operations Manager & Main Street Office Manager, at tlion@nwacademy.org.