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.
Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.
In addition to Community Service requirements in both the middle and high school, the entire school participates in service days during the year.
The Angry Pigeon Gallery showcases work by members of the Northwest Academy community and beyond.