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.

Jul 18, 2013 |

Chris Ellis – July 11-27

Chris Ellis (The Unofficial Mayor of Portland) July 11 – 27, 2013 Chris is a local character: Graduate of Reed, former French and Photo teacher at Northwest Academy.


May 31, 2013 |

Join us for LAUNCHED II

Come celebrate our graduating seniors at the opening of LAUNCHED with performances and art from the class of ’13! Thursday, June 6th at 7 p.m. at our Angry Pigeon gallery at 712 SW 11th Ave. Exhibit runs June 6th through June 28th.


May 21, 2013 |

Literary Event at Angry Pigeon May 21

Join us on Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. for an event featuring Paul Martone, Brian Christopher, Jada Pierce, Jay Nebel and a performance by Reeves (a band featuring Riley Hoke ’13 and Alex Hill ’15). In December, Paul Martone received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for his novel-in-progress, The Last… Read More



  • Community Service

    In addition to Community Service requirements in both the middle and high school, the entire school participates in service days during the year.

    Community Service
    Service Day at The Audubon Society
  • 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
  • Small Class Size

    Northwest Academy commitment to small classes and access to faculty help students succeed at high levels.

    Small Class Size
    Classes average 15 students per class
  • 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.