a place for art and ideas

Angry Pigeon Gallery

Named for our school mascot, that feisty downtown bird, the Angry Pigeon Gallery is Northwest Academy’s storefront exhibition and performance space in downtown Portland. The Pigeon features shows by students, faculty, alumni, and established artists, writers, and performers. The Pigeon hosts open mics for students and faculty and a variety of literary events as well.

Jun 2, 2015 |

Will Gerould Memorial Show Opens June 4th

The Angry Pigeon is honored to host a celebration of the life and work of Northwest Academy Alum Will Gerould, class of 2008. A talented visual artist, Will passed away this previous November. We will be hosting receptions to commemorate his astounding visual artwork on Thursday, June 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and… Read More



Apr 6, 2015 |

Student Show “Identity” Opens April 9

The Angry Pigeon Gallery’s Themed Student Show “Identity” Opens April 9 This coming April, the Angry Pigeon Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of Northwest Academy student artwork. The show runs April 9-30 and there are two receptions: one on Thursday, April 9th from 6-9 p.m. and the second on Friday, April 10th from 4-7… Read More


Feb 23, 2015 |

Comic Art Exhibition Opening March 5th

The Angry Pigeon Gallery is proud to host it’s first ever Comic Art Exhibition, showcasing the work of a number of local Portland comic artists, including Joelle Jones, Lukas Ketner, Lucy Bellwood, Tom Rogers and Jack Ciolli. These artists hail from a variety of genres, styles and media. The Angry Pigeon Gallery is located at… Read More


  • 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