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Aug 27, 2020 |

Nessima Gatchalian

NESSIMA GATCHALIAN is our new Middle school science teacher here at Northwest Academy. She comes from a strong background in Biochemistry and extensive experience working with children and young adults in an educational setting. She has taught General chemistry for two years at Oregon State University, HS science specifically, Chemistry and Biology, and MS science… Read More


Aug 24, 2020 |

Angeles Godinez-Valencia

Angeles Godinez-Valencia is an Education Program Manager for Centro Cultural where she builds partnerships and develops a STEAM curriculum that sparks K-12 grade students’ interest and confidence. Having worked with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); youth from marginalized communities; and non-traditional students, she has the skills to effectively advocate for the underrepresented voices… Read More


Aug 27, 2019 |

Kate John

KATE JOHN earned her BA in Humanities for Teaching at Seattle University with minors in Mathematics and Art History. Since then she has gone on to work in educational settings near and far, most recently as a High School Teacher in Cambodia. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and painting. Kate joined Northwest Academy in August… Read More



  • Exceptional Faculty

    Teachers include professional artists, writers, and performers as well as former college instructors.

    Exceptional Faculty
    Teachers As Mentors
  • College-Prep Academics

    Northwest Academy students write two substantial, college-level thesis projects in their senior year. All juniors and seniors receive college credit through the PSU Challenge Program.

    College-Prep Academics
    Senior Thesis Presentation
  • Creativity Matters Here

    We value creative, independent thought in both our academic and arts classes.

    Creativity Matters Here
  • Arts Week

    Each Spring, students showcase their work in visual and performing arts. Dynamo! features middle school students while Esprit! celebrates the work of high school students.

    Arts Week
    Middle School students performing in Dynamo!