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.

  • Challenging Academics and Intellectual Curiosity

    At every grade level, we respect our students’ abilities to comprehend challenging ideas and demonstrate their understanding with insight and creativity.

    Challenging Academics and Intellectual Curiosity
    Engaging Classes
  • 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
  • Downtown Portland is our extended classroom

    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

    Downtown Portland is our extended classroom
  • 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