Post Graduate Brochure
Post Graduate Program
North Yarmouth Academy provides a structured and supportive post graduate program that builds a solid foundation for the successful transition to college.
NYA’s faculty members help post graduate students identify their strengths and their growth opportunities, and they work closely with students to develop a fine-tuned course of study that best meets their academic goals. The post graduate curriculum offers choices along three paths: Humanities, Math & Science, and Fine Arts. The course of study includes AP courses, visual & performing arts, and level III and IV language courses in Spanish, French, Latin and Mandarin. A curriculum path is customized to address each post graduate student’s needs and to bring out the best in each individual student.
Post graduate students may also pursue an independent study in an area of great interest that is not part of the NYA curriculum. This can take many forms and would be designed to allow the student to pursue a particular passion. In addition, there are many activities a post graduate student may participate in such as investment club, chess club, robotics, volunteering and more.
Post graduate students immediately begin one-on-one meetings with an NYA college counselor to identify colleges that meet the student’s criteria. Upon finding the right fit, the college counselor will help work through the college application process step-by-step. In 2016, 71% of the class was admitted to their top choice college. 95% of the Class of 2016 was admitted to one or more of their top three colleges. Virtually 100% of NYA students go on to a four-year college after graduating, though a small number choose to take a GAP year before enrolling.
Post graduate students will design an individual afternoon activity program that may include but not be limited to the following:
- Middle School Mentoring
- Community Service/Volunteering
- Prep Hockey
- Year-round personal training on campus
- Local and recreational club athletics: soccer, lacrosse, and others
- School Clubs including music and language clubs
All individual programs will be created in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and the Head of the Upper School.