Heroes and Heroines

Classrooms at The Northwest School are named after social justice activists, free-thinking physicists, and poets, among other inspirational figures. One of the rooms is named after NWS co-founder and first head of school Paul Raymond, who was a civil rights activist and who worked with Dr. Martin Luther King. These names are part of our daily life in the school and they resonate our values as a community.

Here’s a list of our classrooms.

  • Bolivar (Simón)
  • Carson (Rachel)
  • Chavez (César)
  • Chomsky (Noam)
  • Euclid
  • Fanny Brice
  • Feynman (Richard T.)
  • Hutch (-inson, as in Fred)
  • Lawrence/Knight (Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence)
  • Li Bai
  • Maya Lin
  • MLK (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • Pythagoras
  • Raymond (Paul, NWS co-founder)
  • Romero (Archbishop Oscar A.)
  • Saint-Exupery (Antoine)
  • Standifer (Floyd)