a place for art and ideas

Angry Pigeon Gallery

Named for our school mascot, that feisty downtown bird, the Angry Pigeon Gallery is Northwest Academy’s storefront exhibition and performance space in downtown Portland. The Pigeon features shows by students, faculty, alumni, and established artists, writers, and performers. The Pigeon hosts open mics for students and faculty and a variety of literary events as well.

Jan 28, 2020 |

Re-enrollment and Admission Dates

A friendly reminder regarding Re-enrollment and Admission dates: Re-enrollment dates: Re-enrollment contracts sent out: February 7 Re-enrollment contracts due back: February 24 Admission dates: New Admission Applications due: January 31 New Acceptances notified: March 6 If you have any questions, please contact Inge Hoogerhuis, Director of Admission or Paul Mallon, Director of Finance. 


Jun 2, 2015 |

Will Gerould Memorial Show Opens June 4th

The Angry Pigeon is honored to host a celebration of the life and work of Northwest Academy Alum Will Gerould, class of 2008. A talented visual artist, Will passed away this previous November. We will be hosting receptions to commemorate his astounding visual artwork on Thursday, June 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and… Read More



Apr 6, 2015 |

Student Show “Identity” Opens April 9

The Angry Pigeon Gallery’s Themed Student Show “Identity” Opens April 9 This coming April, the Angry Pigeon Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of Northwest Academy student artwork. The show runs April 9-30 and there are two receptions: one on Thursday, April 9th from 6-9 p.m. and the second on Friday, April 10th from 4-7… Read More


  • From Portland and Beyond

    Northwest Academy’s community includes students from throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard as well as Vancouver Washington.

    From Portland and Beyond
    Many students commute by bike or public transportation.
  • All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts

    All Students gain new skills and confidence through dance, music, art, and theater classes. Northwest Academy attracts both students with and without an existing interest in the arts.

    All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts
  • Prom

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

    Prom
  • You Are More Than Just a Test Score or a Grade Point Average.

    Our admissions process is designed to help us get to know each student through a classroom visit, the student’s written work, and entrance exams written and evaluated by our teachers.

    You Are More Than Just a Test Score or a Grade Point Average.