North Yarmouth Academy

Tel: (207)846-9051
Grades: NS-12 | 336 students
North Yarmouth Academy students on their way to classes in the Curtis Building.
North Yarmouth Academy students on their way to classes in the Curtis Building.
NYA Lower School houses toddler - grade 4 classrooms.
North Yarmouth Academy's historic Academy Hall
NYA students on trip to Glacier Bay, Alaska with teacher Ian Ramsey as part of an environmental writing class. This class combines writing, environmentalism, and adventure with a focus on writing technique, storytelling, and environmental awareness.  The class is part of the Kauffmann Program in Environmental Writing and Wilderness Exploration.
Boys varsity hockey practice in NYA's Travis Roy Ice Arena. NYA boys and girls hockey is part of the Holt Conference in the Prep League (NEPSAC).  Contact Coach Eric Graham for more information at
Middle School science class in the Royal River.  NYA faculty are encouraged to take their students out of the classroom - sometimes you have to do it to learn it!
The school-wide cast from last Spring's production of Annie.
Upper School art class.
Members of the girls varsity soccer team.  The athletic program is an integral part of the NYA experience. The philosophy of the program is grounded in the importance of physical fitness and developing character, cooperation, and teamwork through athletics. All students are required to participate in an after school commitment, either athletics or performing arts, throughout the year.
Monarch butterfly release at the Lower School. NYA's Lower School integrates Montessori methods through kindergarten. The Lower School serves as a natural foundation as children develop into students who have a deeper understanding and respect for learning and knowledge.
North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Maine is a co-educational, college preparatory school serving students toddler to grade 12.
NYA is alive with students who love to learn, explore and grow.
Their enthusiasm and commitment to excellence are evident in the classroom, on the fields and in the studios across campus.
NYA is a welcoming community, one that embraces each child’s style of learning and offers support, skills and encouragement -- tools that are key to their success.
NYA educates its students with a comprehensive program that incorporates academics, the arts and athletics.
We believe that a student's character and development thrive in a well-rounded, supportive environment.
Students are encouraged to advocate for themselves, manage their time effectively and discover their many strengths.
Their teachers are their mentors, coaches, and friends, and they are committed to bringing out the best in every student. NYA's Lower School opened in the fall of 2014 and provides a Montessori-based education through grade 2, and in grades 3 and 4, the approach continues to foster curiosity and motivation to learn while also preparing students for an easy transition to the Middle School at NYA.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1814

Student Body

Total Students 336 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade North Yarmouth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,400
Tuition Notes Toddler (part time) - $9,300 Toddler - $13,650 Primary (part time) - $8,650 Primary/Kindergarten - $12,650 Grades 1-2 - $13,650 Grades 3-4 - $13,900 Grade 5 - $22,000 Grades 6-12 - $26,000
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Ashley Randlett


Total Sports Offered 16 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

School Notes

  • North Yarmouth Academy's students currently come from 43 communities in Maine. In addition, we have a small boarding/homestay program with students from other areas of our country, as well as from countries across the globe. This program accounts for approximately 5% of our student population.
  • NYA's music and fine arts program is second to none. All of our middle school students participate in our music and fine arts programs. Our upper school students must meet a fine arts requirement and over 70% of our students fulfill that requirement and continue to participate. Students can participate in a wide variety of choral groups, music ensembles and participate in our all-school musical. The school is alive with music of all kinds. 
  • NYA offers a very competitive athletic program, meeting the needs of all levels of athletes. Many of our teams are state champions, and we emphasize the importance of participation in an athletic program not only for competition, but for team-building, character and camaraderie.
  • Our rigorous academic curriculum is supported by a committed faculty that knows each student well, supports learning styles and encourages growth. Our faculty encourages each student to reach his or her own level of excellence.
  • NYA's college counseling program is focused on helping each individual student consider a range of next-step options. We work one-on-one with every student to help each find the right fit. In any given year, virtually 100% of our graduates go on to a 4-year college or university, though some take a GAP year before beginning. In the class of 2015, 68% of the class was admitted to their top choice school and 92% of the class was admitted to one, two or three of their top three choice colleges.

Profile last updated: 11/06/2015

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My high school daughter is thriving at NYA. She left the anonymity of the public school system for a school environment where she is valued as an individual. NYA has a strong sense of community, and teachers care about each student and their success in school. Students support each other in the classroom and on the athletic fields. NYA students receive a rigorous eduction and graduate high school well-prepared for the challenges of college.
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