Student Arts

Student Arts

Northwest Academy arts classes provide both introductory and advanced instruction in a variety of fields. Students learn by working with professional artists and performers who are passionate about their fields and committed to helping students find their individual artistic voices.

In addition to arts classes, students also have the opportunity to create “Artistic Responses” in their academic classes. Artistic Responses are assignments that allow students to use the media of their choice to demonstrate what they have learned about a subject in class. Students may make a video about The Catcher in the Rye, or write a song in the form of a geometric proof, or design a computer program as a modern interpretation of an ancient Greek myth. The choice is theirs.

Recent examples of art and performances by Northwest Academy students are included in the menu items in this section.

  • Lunch Events

    Friday Lunch events include everything from distinguished guest speakers (such as University of Oregon President and Multnomah County District Attorney) to friendly games of dodgeball.

    Lunch Events
  • Creativity Matters Here

    We value creative, independent thought in both our academic and arts classes.

    Creativity Matters Here
  • College Counseling

    Our College Counselor works with students to find schools that will be a good match for them. Northwest Academy graduates attend a diverse selection of colleges and universities across the country including Duke University, Bard College, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

    College Counseling
    College application workshop
  • From Portland and Beyond

    Northwest Academy’s community includes students from throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard as well as Vancouver Washington.

    From Portland and Beyond
    Many students commute by bike or public transportation.