“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 … Learn more about this story

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 … Learn more about this story

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 … Learn more about this story

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 … Learn more about this story

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, … Learn more about this story

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 … Learn more about this story

NYA Joins a Global Learning Community

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Upper School students now have the opportunity to further determine their educational path. NYA has entered into a partnership with the Hybrid Learning Consortium (HLC) which provides online learning to member schools. The HLC is a collective of independent schools around the world whose faculty develop and teach a wider variety of rigorous course offerings in … Learn more about this story

Kauffmann Program Lecture Series Presents Sy Montgomery

On November 28, NYA welcomes the second speaker of the NYA Kauffmann Program Lecture Series, award winning author and naturalist Sy Montgomery. She will give a presentation to the Lower and Middle School students. Later in the evening, she will also present to parents and the NYA community with a focus on her adventures throughout the world at 6:30 p.m. … Learn more about this story

Second Annual Kauffmann Prizes for Environmental Writing Awarded

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is pleased to announce the winners of the second 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 and poems about any environmentally-related topic. Essays and poems could include writing about nature, environmental … Learn more about this story

Singing for Make-A-Wish

North Yarmouth Academy’s Make-A-Wish Club has one of its most popular fundraisers fast approaching. The annual Make-A-Wish Benefit Choral Concert is November 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the First Universalist Church in Yarmouth (97 Main Street). Singing groups from Bowdoin College, Freeport High School, Mt. Ararat High School, NYA, and more will perform an array of vocal stylings. Representatives from Make-A-Wish … Learn more about this story