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Jun 5, 2020 |

A Letter in Response to the George Floyd Murder

Dear Parents and Students and Teachers of Northwest Academy, Today’s ice cream social and the wind-up of arts week have provided a sweetness to a strange and challenging year. I wish that sweetness could be our final note. But the nation is in pain, and our city is in pain, and the Northwest Academy community… Read More



May 22, 2020 |

Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony

If you missed the Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony livestream, you can watch the recorded version below (skip to the 15 min mark!!) You can also find the ceremony program here. Congrats, Grads!            


May 22, 2020 |

Eighth-Grade Recognition

On Saturday, June 6, we will celebrate all of the amazing hard work and achievement of our 8th-grade students with a socially-distanced drive-through celebration at the Plaza building! Sadly, due to the size of our group and current social-distancing guidelines, we’re unable to hold our normal ceremony, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate! Here’s how… Read More


  • A Place for Art and Ideas

    The Angry Pigeon Gallery showcases work by members of the Northwest Academy community and beyond.

    A Place for Art and Ideas
  • Exceptional Faculty

    Teachers include professional artists, writers, and performers as well as former college instructors.

    Exceptional Faculty
    Teachers As Mentors
  • Class Retreats

    Each grade level goes on its own unique retreat that relates to the curriculum.

    Class Retreats
    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.
  • 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