March 23, 2017: Kauffmann Program Writing Prize Ceremony

“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” –John Muir It’s the end of the school day.  Outside, students run around in lacrosse gear and walk across campus with their book bags.  Inside, I’m busy grading papers and finishing paperwork. It’s hard to believe … Learn more about this story

NYA Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Selected Coach of the Year

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) boys varsity basketball coach Jason Knight for his selection as Coach of the Year for Class C South by the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC). Each year, the MABC recognizes coaches throughout the state who have demonstrated excellence in their field as Coach of the Year. They are voted by their coaching peers … Learn more about this story

Make-A-Wish Club at NYA

It is Friday afternoon at 1:10, and lunch in the Upper School is about to begin. However, instead of eating in the cafeteria in Safford, over thirty high school students grab their lunches, climb the stairs, and squeeze into room 203, perhaps the largest classroom in the Curtis Building, for a weekly Make-A-Wish meeting. North Yarmouth Academy’s Make-A-Wish Club has … Learn more about this story

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Three NYA Students Win Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

Congratulations to the three North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students who earned 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards!  Afton Morton (’20 Freeport), who took home 3 Gold Keys last year, added another Gold Key and an Honorable Mention to her collection.  Morton’s “Concert Thoughts” was awarded the Gold Key in the Personal Essay/Memoir category. This piece will be judged in mid-March for national … Learn more about this story

NYA Presents the Musical “Seussical”

With permission from Music Theatre International, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) presents the musical “Seussical,” based on the books of Dr. Seuss, on the following days: Thursday, February 16, 5:30 p.m. (preview) Friday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. AND 6:30 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2:00 p.m. “I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your … Learn more about this story

Kauffmann Environmental Writing Prize Awarded

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is pleased to announce the winners of the first annual Kauffmann Prize for Environmental Writing. The John Kauffmann Prize for Environmental Writing is an annual prize open to all high school students in the state. Entries were 1,500 word nonfiction essays about any environmentally-related topic. Essays could include writing about nature, environmental or political activism, scholarship, … Learn more about this story

NYA Students Receive Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students honored in the 2017 Maine Scholastic Art Awards. Eighth grader Sam Yankee (Freeport) received two Gold Key Awards and his twin sister Anna won one. Sam was awarded for his self-portrait and “Casco Bay,” while Anna was awarded for her self-portrait. Works from Silver Key award winners, Jonah Eng ‘21 (Falmouth), Taylor Hemenway … Learn more about this story

NYA Juniors Begin the College Search with Help from Alumni

Turning the calendar to a new year often brings resolutions and new goals for the future. Be a better person, exercise more, and eat healthier amongst the top. On the first day back from winter break, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) juniors added “begin the college search process” to the mix at the College Kickoff For Juniors. This annual event, headed … Learn more about this story

Upper School Winter Art Exhibit

The Winter Art Exhibit showing the finest upper school student works of art is currently on display in the Curtis Gallery (148 Main Street, Yarmouth) at NYA. Works of an eclectic mix of media from all upper school art students are available for viewing during regular school hours. NYA is closed from December 17, 2016 – January 2, 2017, but you … Learn more about this story

NYA Adopts Holiday Families

The season of giving is once again upon us. This is not only the time of year to reflect and give thanks, but it is also a time to remember that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Concern for the greater community at North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is a year-round commitment engraved into the mission statement. The call … Learn more about this story