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.

  • a partnership of academics and the arts

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    a partnership of academics and the arts
  • All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts

    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
  • 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
  • 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