A Pretty Cool School
- Q: Does the Northwest Academy make their students wear head scarves or nun habits?
- A: Nope! The Northwest Academy has no dress code. Students are encouraged to wear what makes them feel comfortable, and apparel that allows them to express themselves.
- Q: Do you have to be really good at art to go to the Northwest Academy?
- A: No. As well as art, the Northwest Academy offers other core classes. In addition to "fun," rigorous academics and an interdisciplinary approach are NWA's primary hallmarks.
- Q: How many students go to the Northwest Academy?
- A: About 115.
Each year, NWA's students have the opportunity to visit Ashland, Oregon and to participate in annual spring performances called Club Cabaret (located in The Portland Art Museum) and Esprit (located at the Keller Auditorium). Esprit includes all student talents (dance, acting, singing, writing, etc.), and is a very fun, upbeat performance.
NWA's class sizes cap at eighteen students because NWA's teachers are committed to give each student the attention that he/she needs to succeed. The school's environment is relaxed, where students can call teachers by their first names, and can be themselves in class. If a student has exhausted the NWA curriculum, they have the opportunity to take classes from nearby PSU.