The Northwest Academy
|1130 SW Main Street
Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, 97205
|Number of students||183|
|Accreditation||Northwest Association of Accredited Schools|
Northwest Academy is an independent middle and high school in Portland, Oregon, United States. Class sizes are small (average of 15 students per class). Teachers include former college instructors and professional artists, directors, dancers, musicians, and writers.
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The school was founded in 1997 by Mary Vinton Folberg, former artistic director of The Jefferson Dancers and sister of Claymation creator Will Vinton. A dancer herself, Folberg set out to create a private, non-profit 6-12 school with an emphasis on academic achievement and the arts. The middle school was opened in 2002, with the total school population over 200 students for the 2015-2016 school year.
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