North Yarmouth Academy provides a structured and supportive postgraduate program that builds a solid foundation for the successful transition to college.
NYA’s faculty members help postgraduate 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 postgraduate 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 postgraduate student’s needs and to bring out the best in each individual student.
Postgraduate 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 postgraduate student may participate in such as investment club, chess club, robotics, volunteering and more.
Postgraduate 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. 100% of the Class of 2023 was accepted to college. 89% of the class submitted at least one early action application. 73% of applications submitted early were accepted. Virtually 100% of NYA students go on to a four-year college after graduating, though some students choose to take a gap year or play Junior hockey before enrolling.
Postgraduate 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
All individual programs will be created in conjunction with the Director of Athletics and the Head of the Upper School.