Fast Facts

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Below you will find a quick run-down of what makes NYA so unique. Most of these are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive from students and parents interested in attending. Of course this list is meant to be brief. There is an abundance of information we would love to share with you. We are always eager to answer any further questions you might have. So feel free to contact us.

Fast Facts

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      • NYA was founded in 1814
      • NYA’s 25 acre campus is in downtown Yarmouth, Maine, ten miles north of Portland
      • Head of School is Ben Jackson
      • School colors are orange and black, and the mascot is the panther
      • NYA is coed, toddler through grade 12
      • There are 63 faculty members and 70% hold advanced degrees
      • Student/ Faculty ratio 6:1
      • Average Middle and Upper School classroom size is 14
      • NYA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and holds a Certificate of Approval from the State of Maine. Memberships include the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent School Association of Northern New England, the Maine Association of Independent Schools, and the Maine Montessori Association
      • NYA provides bus transportation north from Edgecomb and south from Scarborough
      • Approximately 35% of families receive financial assistance
      • Enrolled students represent over 50 towns and three countries
      • International students make up between 5% and 15% of Upper School student body
      • The class of 2016 consisted of 43 students – 28 girls and 15 boys. There were nine international students

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      • 100% of NYA students in grades 6-12 participate in a competitive sport or performing arts three seasons per year
      • NYA ice hockey teams compete in the Prep League (NEPSAC), Holt Conference.  Other NYA teams compete in the Maine Principals Association (MPA)
      • NYA’s Travis Roy Ice Arena is on campus
      • The Upper School program boasts 22 team and 41 individual state championships in the last ten years
      • Lower School students in Primary classes through grade four have the unique opportunity to skate on NYA’s Travis Roy Ice Arena during their winter gym classes
      • Primary students participate in creative movement and physical education classes
      • NYA offers 15 Advanced Placement courses
      • Every student in grades 6-12 has an advisor who supports fewer than ten advisees.
      • pig_storyNYA offers three Diplomas with Distinction: STEM; Global Citizenship; and Music: Performance, Entrepreneurship, & Community
      • 100% of students in grades 1-12 study a modern or classical language. Grades 1-6 study Spanish. Grades 7 and 8 choose from French, Spanish, or Latin.  Upper School students may also select Mandarin Chinese
      • All seniors give a speech to the school community prior to graduation
      • 95% of the class of 2016 was accepted to one or more of their top three college choices, and 71% who applied to one or more schools were admitted to their top choice
      • Lower School integrates Montessori methods through kindergarten
      • Children in the Toddler and Primary classes have enrichment courses in music, art, and Spanish
      • All seniors are invited to participate in a steel drum band
      • All third and fourth graders have violin instruction
      • 100% of students in grades 1-8 take art and music
      • NYA is co-founder of the Maine Acoustic Music Festival
      • NYA offers summer programs to children age 2 to 14, non-NYA students are welcome