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 adjacent to both the main Lower School building and the Lower School playground.  Enrollment in the NYA Lower School has increased each year since its inception in 2013. This new construction will support a growing demand for the toddler program and allow the Academy to repurpose space to support other programmatic and enrichment offerings in the Lower School. The new classrooms will be beautifully designed to match the aesthetics of the recent lower school construction.

NYA will also be also adding new programs and personnel to enhance the student experience in the Lower School:

  • A literacy specialist will join our staff as part of the Academy’s newly designed academic support and enrichment program. The specialist will come into the classroom to work with students at all reading levels in grades K-4 in conjunction with the classroom teacher. The specialist will also be available as a resource to families to work with individual students as needed.
  • The Academy will add a part-time science position to enhance the current Lower School science program. This teacher will bring additional hands-on science activities in grades K-4 utilizing NYA’s Mertz Science Center, the NYA greenhouse, Innovation Lab, and the natural environment surrounding NYA.
  • In addition to our half and full day options, NYA will be offering a new “lunch bunch” option in the early childhood program for students who would like to extend their morning and join their classmates for this important social experience.

To learn more about NYA’s dynamic Lower School experience, contact Associate Director of the Lower School and Admission, Leslie Durgin at ldurgin@nya.org or 207-847-5462.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For information about NYA, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.