It is primarily a day school but does have a dormitory for international students.
The Northwest School has rigorous academic standards and a curriculum that promotes global awareness. They encourage independent study and intellectual curiosity.
They have a strong environmental program, and an arts program with over 50 electives ranging from mime to photography.
Tuition for US students for the 2013-2014 year is $29, 120 for grades 6-8, $31,275 for grades 9-12. International tuition is $31,500 for grades 6-8, $33,655 for grades 9-12 with an additional $15,290 for boarding charges.