NYA Homecoming Spirit 2016

Head of School

Leadership is a trait practiced among
our faculty and staff and one we hope to
pass on to our student body

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Ben Jackson

Head of School

Ben Jackson became Head of School at NYA in 2015. Ben has 25 years of experience in independent schools as English and history teacher, baseball and basketball coach, mock trial coach, dorm parent, board member, parent, and administrator. Prior to joining NYA Mr. Jackson served for 10 years as Head of School at Evergreen Country Day School. Ben earned his BS in Political Science from Hobart College, MA in American History from Providence College, and a M.Ed. Leadership from Regis University. Ben previously served on the faculty at The Wheeler School in Providence, RI; Friends Academy in North Dartmouth, MA; and St. Andrews School in Barrington, RI.

Dear Families,

Thank you for visiting North Yarmouth Academy’s website. For over two hundred years NYA has been bringing out the best in its students, ages 18 months to 18 years.

The cornerstone of a NYA education is the close teacher/student interaction and the preparedness of our students for the next level. Whether it is Primary to Lower School, Lower to Middle, Middle to Upper, or Upper School to college NYA students are consistently positioned for success. The number one recurring comment from alumni is the level of preparation that they felt and the ease of the transition to college.

The NYA experience extends well beyond academic preparation. Our student body possesses diverse interests. At NYA the students have the ability to explore their own unique passions through our academic distinction programs, MPA interscholastic and NEPSAC athletic teams, musical groups, drama, visual arts, academic teams, clubs and many other extracurricular activities.

The setting for this experience is our 25 acre campus that combines historic buildings with new, state-of- the-art facilities like the Peter Mertz Science Center. These buildings are surrounded by beautiful grounds and athletic fields. Most importantly, the campus is the daily home to over 325 inquisitive and thoughtful students, a dedicated and experienced faculty, and a community of families that are committed to provide the very best education for our children.

To learn how NYA can make a difference in your child’s education, contact the NYA Admission Office to schedule a visit. Thank you for your interest in NYA, and I look forward to meeting you.


Ben Jackson
Head of School