Fostering a love of learningCourse Catalog
through an immersive sensory appreciation
for books is just the beginning.
One is just not enough …
The Lower School features the Book Nook;
the Middle & Upper Schools begin with
the Bicentennial Learning Commons on campus in the Curtis Building.
NYA is part of the Southern Maine Library District. As a member, we participate in Interlibrary Loan through the Portland Public Library. If there is a book or an article that you want that we don’t have, we can get it for you.
Take a tour of our Bicentennial Learning Commons space.
Our youngest learners – well before they can read – discover, explore, manipulate and immerse themselves in books, not only in their classrooms but also in our Lower School Book Nook. The Book Nook is a cozy space with many picture and chapter books for pleasure reading, as well as non-fiction books for use by teachers and students in their research projects.
The Bicentennial Learning Commons is open
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Bicentennial Learning Commons, located in the Curtis Building, welcomes students in all grades. Completely renovated in the 2020, this versatile two-story modern space is set up for all types of learning, meeting, and studying. Information technology, online education, tutoring, collaboration, content creation, meeting, reading, and study can all take place simultaneously in this beautiful space.