In addition to Community Service requirements in both the middle and high school, the entire school participates in service days during the year.
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.
Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.
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.