Distance Learning FAQ

Distance Learning FAQ

Q. What technologies will my student need to successfully learn from home?

Students will need a computer, smartphone or tablet device. It should be running the most current operating system possible. All software updates should be applied. The device will need to have audio and a video camera.

Please see the inventory of apps that our students may need to access while learning from home.

Q. Is there a schedule that my student should be following?

Yes, please log in to the MySchool App to view the schedules.

Q. What is the best work environment for my students?

Ideally, the workspace will be free from distraction and in an open area where others are working. A clear kitchen table is ideal.  

Q. My student is having a hard time handling this, can you provide any resources for us?

Yes, our School Counselor,  Caitlin Gibb, is available for 15-or 30-minute counseling sessions. You can schedule a video session or phone call with Caitlin via calend.ly in the portalShe can also be reached on her Northwest Academy landline number: (503) 223-3367, extension 124.

More information on managing stress and anxiety during this time can be found here.

Read the letters to our parent community from our Head of School, Chris Schuck. 

  • 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.

    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.
  • Middle school students are capable of far more rigorous work than they often experience

    Middle school students are acquiring critical skills that will determine the caliber of work they do in high school and college.

    Middle school students are capable of far more rigorous work than they often experience