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.

May 7, 2020 |

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion during COVID-19

We wanted to make sure that while we are in a pandemic, we don’t lose sight of our DEI goals, and continue to provide opportunities for our students of color and allies to continue to grow, learn, and be supported in this space. Below are a few upcoming opportunities that we wanted to share  … Read More


May 7, 2020 |

Collaborative Story Writing!

The process: Each student was instructed to jot down one of the following: a proper noun, a verb in the infinitive form, and a place. Once they had their lists, they were told to collaboratively write a love story using all of the words they had collectively generated in their lists. Once they wrote a love… Read More


Apr 30, 2020 |

2020 Virtual Spirit Week

We usually hold spirit week at the beginning of the school year, but we thought it would be fun to organize and gamify a virtual spirit week as we all work from home! Make sure to mark your calendars and get your costumes ready for the week of May 4!   Monday, May 4: Class Colors! Seniors: blue Juniors: green Sophomores: red Freshman: yellow… Read More


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. 


  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes
  • Find Your Community

    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

    Find Your Community
  • Find Your Curiosity

    At every grade level, we respect our students’ abilities to comprehend challenging ideas and demonstrate their understanding with insight and creativity.

    Find Your Curiosity
  • 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