The NYA Difference

The possibilities are endless, and the outcomes are more than you could hope for.
Students are empowered to accept challenges, take chances, and try new things all within our safe and supportive community.
NYA students are prepared to thrive, whatever comes their way.

See What's Different Here

Poke around our website,
and you’ll get a little sense of what makes us tick.
Visit our campus to find out if we’re right for each other.


Who We Are

Established in 1814, North Yarmouth Academy is a coeducational college preparatory day school for toddlers to students in grade 12 plus a postgraduate program. Our 20+ acre campus is located in the coastal town of Yarmouth, Maine just ten minutes from Portland.

We are a traditional New England prep school with a campus dotted with traditional brick buildings, a modern science center, playing fields, and our own ice arena where our ice hockey teams compete in the Prep League (NEPSAC). NYA attracts students who value new and challenging academic experiences and who seek the satisfaction and reward that come from dedication, commitment, and hard work.

Take a look at the NYA Viewbook and our Curriculum Guide to get a feel for our school.

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Our student population of approximately 390 makes for an average class size of 15 and a 7:1 student/faculty ratio in the Middle and Upper Schools. This provides a learning environment that promotes individual attention and strong relationships between students and faculty. Students learn to advocate for themselves and consistently find they are more prepared than their peers when they get to college.

Grow With Us

NYA’s Lower School embraces Montessori methods through kindergarten. In first and second grade, children transition to an approach that prepares them for middle school where teachers strive to challenge, inspire, and support each student to reach his or her potential while embracing the love of learning. The Lower School program at NYA emphasizes values that connect students throughout the school. See our Lower School Viewbook.

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