Katherine Thomas, NYA College Counseling Director

Proficiency Grading, Part II: Grade Impact and the School Profile

Katherine Thomas is the College Counseling Director at North Yarmouth Academy. Katherine has a BA in English from Williams College. After teaching in Japan for a year, Katherine worked in college counseling at Woodberry Forest School and Foxcroft School, both in Virginia. She came to NYA in 2006. She is involved in regional and national college counseling association events and travels … Learn more about this story

Proficiency Grading, Part I: Keeping It Simple

Marissa Markonish is the Head of Middle and Lower Schools at North Yarmouth Academy. Marissa joined the staff at NYA in 1995, teaching Latin in both the Middle and Upper Schools. She holds a BA in Classics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and an MAT in Latin and Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Marissa moved into the … Learn more about this story

NYA Music Teacher Named Maine Music Educator of the Year

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is very proud to announce that music teacher Linda Vaillancourt received the Maine Music Educator of the Year Award for 2018! Vaillancourt was presented with the award by Maine Music Educator Association (MMEA) Board President Sue Barre at the Maine All-State Music Festival in Orono on May 17. MMEA presents this award to recognize “exceptional support … Learn more about this story

Warde Announced New NYA Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Coach

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is very excited to announce Michael Warde as the new director of boys hockey & development officer. In conjunction with program development and coaching boys varsity hockey, he will also support and work with the development team to secure the resources needed to sustain program activities and achieve organizational goals. A native of Rockport, MA, Coach … Learn more about this story

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NYA Students Recognized by National Merit Scholar Program

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) senior Rick Hilscher, who was named a National Merit Scholar! Hilscher was selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations also to senior Leo Webster who was chosen … Learn more about this story

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NYA Receives Grant from Davis Family Foundation

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) received a grant of $50,000 from the Davis Family Foundation in Yarmouth, Maine to support the construction of a modern learning commons on campus. As announced earlier this month, NYA will renovate and expand the current library space in the Curtis Building into a state-of-the-art learning commons. The NYA Learning Commons will provide the structure and … Learn more about this story

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NYA Students to Rally Against Gun Violence

North Yarmouth Academy students will be displaying their support for bringing gun violence in schools to an end. Charlotte Collins ’18, Connor Dillon ’18, Hannah Gagne ’19, Kara Jensen ’18, Alex Markonish ’19, and Tessa Quattrucci ’18 head up the student initiative and have released the following statement. On Friday, April 20, there will be a student-organized walkout. For those … Learn more about this story

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NYA To Build Modern Learning Commons

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is officially announcing plans to renovate and expand the current library space in the Curtis Building (148 Main Street, Yarmouth) into a state-of-the-art learning commons. The NYA Learning Commons will be the nerve center of the school and provide the structure and space for information technology, online education, tutoring, collaboration, content creation, meeting, reading, and study. … Learn more about this story

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Amanda Pelkey, U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team Member and Gold Medal Winner in 2018 Olympic Winter Games to Visit NYA

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is excited to announce that U.S. Women’s National Ice Hockey Team member and gold medal winner, Amanda Pelkey, will visit campus on Thursday, March 22. She will speak to NYA’s Upper and Middle School students from 1:30 to 1:50 p.m. in the gym (148 Main Street, Yarmouth). She will be available afterwards to speak to the … Learn more about this story