The 6th Annual Maine Acoustic Festival

Thirty-nine middle and high school music students from around the state will come together for a 3-day traditional acoustic music festival that culminates in a Student Showcase Performance on Sunday, April 8 at The University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland. The students were selected by audition to participate in the festival that includes workshops, rehearsals, and performances. “It’s fun …

“The Wildest Thing”

This piece titled “The Wildest Thing” was written by Ian Ramsey for Oregon’s Territory Run Company. It is about how time in wilderness brings out the best in kids, and it references last year’s NYA trip to Alaska. (Note: Ian is an ambassador for Oregon’s Territory Run Company’s brand.)

NYA Expands Lower School & Programs

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is excited to announce new Lower School programs and facility expansion for the 2018-2019 school year. NYA will be renovating 24 Storer Street, currently a residence, to house its toddler program. The new Toddler House and Learning Cottage will include two spacious toddler classrooms as well as additional resource space for teachers. The new facility is …

“Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Ears…”

Through the efforts of Middle School English teacher Annie Powell and a grant from the NYA Parents’ Association, Portland Stage will hold a Directors Lab with the eighth grade class on Wednesday, February 21 from 8:50 to 11:15 a.m. in the Middle School Community Room. The Directors Lab at Portland Stage travels to schools to perform truncated stage productions of …

NYA Students Receive Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) students honored in the 2018 Maine Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Marley Boettcher ’20 won a Gold Key for “Pivot,” a mixed media piece. Jack Lent ’19 and Sam Yankee ’21 received two Silver Keys each. Jack won for his charcoal pieces, “Lights Across the Bridge” and “Old Glory,” and Sam for his graphite …

North Yarmouth Academy Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

With permission from Music Theatre International, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This musical is based on the 1991 Disney animated film with music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice. The movie was adapted into a stage musical which premiered on Broadway in 1994 and was later adapted into a full-length non-animated movie in …

NYA Parents’ Association Awards Grants

The North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Parents’ Association (PA) announced their grant awards for the 2017-2018 early winter teachers’ cycle. This year, the PA received a total of five grant proposals and were able to fund four of them completely and one partially. “The grants committee was thrilled to be able to fund all of these requests,” said Jennifer Brown-Strabley, chair …

Eight Things You should know about Cuenca, Ecuador

By Ian Ramsey I’m getting settled in Cuenca, Ecuador, where I’ll be based for the next 14 weeks. With that in mind, gentle reader, I thought I’d give you an introduction to Cuenca and the Andean region. 1. It’s an American City. One thing that people in the USA often forget is that the Americas extend just under 10,000 miles, …

NYA Adds Post Graduate Program as Gap Year Option

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) now offers a post graduate program open to local high school graduates who would benefit from an additional year of study before college. The NYA post graduate program will give students the opportunity to mature academically in a structured, supportive environment. A year at NYA will provide an added foundation necessary for a successful transition to …