Our Program

Our Program

Our program places equal emphasis on all parts of being a student at The Northwest School, allowing everyone to shine in different ways. Success in the arts, for example, is valued as much as success in the sciences.

  • Our teachers use a variety of instructional methods, thereby maximizing the chances that all students will learn. A combination of small class size and a variety of learning activities supporting visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning increases their engagement in our curriculum.
  • Each student has an academic advisor, who they remain with throughout all four years of Upper School. The advisor closely monitors academic performance, acts as an advocate, and meets at regular intervals to review student progress and overall well-being.
  • Instruction and practice in study skills are integrated into the curriculum at all levels, particularly in the Middle School. From learning basic organization in the 6th grade to writing a college-level Senior Project, our program builds the academic skills needed for success at the next level.
  • Having a dedicated learning resources person at each grade level, as well as part of the school administration at both the Middle and Upper School levels, prioritizes a student-centered learning approach that considers neurodiversity and inclusivity to be at the forefront of decision making.