NWCA Key Benefits

The Benefits of an NWCA Education: Educating Today for Tomorrow’s World

At NWCA, we are committed to providing a premium educational experience for your children.  We are proud of our excellent staff and our proven results over the past 5 years.  Here are some of the key benefits that set us apart from other educational alternatives in the Portland and Beaverton area.

  • Small Class Sizes (1:10): Personalized and accelerated learning
  • High Quality Education: Proven Beijing curriculum, Highest % immersion in Portland Metro area
  • More Days, Longder Hours (8 Hours): Includes Daily Teacher led Homework hour
    Instruction Time Comparison 2013/14
    Beaverton & Portland School Districts (average): Number of school days – 171, Hours in school day – 6.55
    Total hours in year = 1,120
    Leading Local Private Schools (four school average): Number of school days – 173.25, Hours in school day – 7
    Total hours in year = 1,212.75
    Northwest Chinese Academy: Number of school days – 175, Hours in school day – 8
    Total hours in year = 1,400
    – Number of additional academic hours and days at NWCA compared to public schools = 280 hours, 35 days
    – Number of additional academic hours and days at NWCA compared to private schools = 187.25 hours, 23 days
  • Art, Music and P.E. Taught in Chinese: Classroom Instruction & Public Performance
  • Advanced English Program: Starts in Pre-School and is well advanced vs. public schools
  • Proven Results: Excellent results on OAKS and HSK Tests