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Sep 4, 2018 |

Lisa Notman

LISA NOTMAN received her B.A.s in English, Spanish, and Arts and Letters from Portland State University where she also completed an M.A. in Spanish in 2017. She continues to teach Spanish courses at Portland State University while working on a second master’s degree in Post-secondary Education with an emphasis on community-based learning. When not teaching… Read More


Sep 4, 2018 |

Yumin Liu

YUMIN LIU teaches fluent Chinese 1 and 2 at Northwest Academy. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chinese Literature from National Central University in Taiwan. Yumin has spent eight great years living in Oregon, six of which have been teaching Chinese in the Portland area. She loves Chinese literature, painting, and opera. Her goal… Read More


Oct 9, 2017 |

Bonnie Auguston

BONNIE AUGUSTON earned her M.A. in French from the University of Oregon during a two-year teaching fellowship program which included a semester of study in Lyon at Université Lumière Lyon 2. She has taught French to students of all ages in a variety of contexts. In addition to her credentials in French, Bonnie has a… Read More


Aug 28, 2017 |

Ava Swanson

AVA SWANSON earned her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies and her M.A. in Language Teaching Specialization from the University of Oregon. Her terminal project focused on using children’s literature with adult language learners to foster individual and family literacy. She has worked with youth and adults in several capacities, including as an educational… Read More


  • Find Your Curiosity

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

    Find Your Curiosity
  • 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
  • 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
  • Class Retreats

    Each grade level goes on its own unique retreat that relates to the curriculum.

    Class Retreats
    8th grade science retreat at Mt St. Helens.