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May 21, 2020 |

Washington DC Trip Spring 2021: Registration and Information

The bi-annual Washington DC trip is set for March 14–19, 2021, and that means rising 7th graders can now register! Our trip will consist of 7th-9th graders (since our Spring 2020 trip had to be postponed) and is a special opportunity for kids to experience much of what our national capital has to offer in the way of history, government, and the arts.  We tailor the trip to fit our Portland sensibilities by doing a bike ‘n’ roll around the National Mall, taking in a show at the Kennedy Center, in addition to the big sites like the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Read this WorldStrides letter for details about how to register and reach out to Sharon Weir ( with your questions or for additional information.

Note:  WorldStrides has worked with all of your previous registrants to either postpone their trip to our new dates, or to provide full refunds due to the coronavirus pandemic.  I still highly encourage purchasing the insurance, just in case!

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

    Class Retreats
    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.
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    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
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    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes
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    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation