Alumnus To Help NYA Environmental Club Achieve Green Campus Milestone on Earth Day

Yarmouth, Maine, April 9, 2021:  David Griswold ‘03 pledged to help the NYA Environmental Club complete their goal of converting the entire campus to LED lighting. Griswold is the author of the children’s book, “Fur & Feather Stand Together,” a story of a puffin and a polar bear who join forces with their community to save the ice that is melting around them. In … Learn more about this story

One School’s Approach to In-Person Learning

by Benjamin Jackson Head of School, North Yarmouth Academy Yarmouth, Maine, March 25, 2021: The US Department of Education, local education boards, along with the entire nation are embroiled in the debate on how to safely return our children to in-person learning. Since the pandemic hit last March, schools have utilized a variety of educational models including fully remote learning, … Learn more about this story

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NYA Celebrates 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

Yarmouth, Maine, February 4, 2021: Congratulations to all the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) student artists and writers who received recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three members of the freshman class represented the Academy well on the writing side with two Gold Keys and one Silver Key. An outstanding achievement for students just entering the upper school … Learn more about this story

What is the X-Block?

by Marissa Markonish, Head of NYA Lower & Middle School  Yarmouth, Maine, February 3, 2021: When Middle School students at NYA receive their schedules each August, one period is left blank. With a schedule packed with English, math, science, social studies, modern and classical language, visual art, music, break, advisory, Friday Forum, lunch, and recess, that blank block on their … Learn more about this story

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NYA Fourth Grade Poet Inspired by Amanda Gorman

Yarmouth, Maine, January 29, 2021: On January 20, 2021, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) fourth grader Quinn Barschdorf of Yarmouth watched the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States in his classroom like many students across the nation. When National Youth Poet Laureate and inaugural Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, stepped up to the podium on the U.S. Capitol Building … Learn more about this story

NYA to Honor Travis Roy

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA), in partnership with the prep hockey community and Travis Roy Foundation (TRF), will honor Travis Roy with events befitting his life and work. The Maine Prep Cup annual hockey tournament, featuring NYA, Berwick Academy, Bridgton Academy, Hebron Academy, and Kents Hill School, has officially been renamed the Travis Roy Cup. 2021 Tournament dates are TBD due … Learn more about this story

Elizabeth Martin Heads Nordic Skiing’s Return to NYA

Nordic skiing returns to the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) winter sports lineup for the first time since 2014. Recent University of New Hampshire (UNH) graduate and Freeport High School alumna, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Martin, will coach the Panthers this season. Martin was the Maine State Champion in Nordic and Alpine Combined in 2013 and 2014 and Maine State Runner-Up in 2015 … Learn more about this story

Mrs. Gallagher Receives National Geographic Educator Certification

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Lower School Elementary Teacher, Shannon Gallagher, is now a certified National Geographic Educator. According to the National Geographic website, the program “recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers. These educators are part of a powerful movement to make the world a better place by … Learn more about this story

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NYA Launches Alumni Association Leadership Council

Hugh Robbins ‘99 to Lead Alumni Association Leadership Council    November 19, 2020, Yarmouth, Maine:  Led by chairperson, Hugh Robbins ‘99, the North Yarmouth (NYA) Alumni Association Leadership Council will work to promote and encourage alumni engagement and connectedness with NYA.  Members of the council will act as energetic ambassadors for NYA to support the Academy’s mission, vision, and values.   “This effort is all about reinvigorating and connecting NYA … Learn more about this story

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NYA Boys and Girls Hockey Benches Bolstered With Assistant Coaches

The North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Boys and Girls Ice Hockey programs welcome several additions to the coaching staff for the 2020-21 season. Most notably, NHL veteran Hannu Toivonen, the 2002 first round draft pick of the Boston Bruins, joins NYA as the new goalie coach. “I’m very happy and honored to join the NYA coaching staff,” said Toivonen. “I look … Learn more about this story