North Yarmouth Academy

148 Main St,
Yarmouth, ME, 04096-0409
     Tel: (207)846-9051
Grades: NS - 12 | 345 students
North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Maine is a co-educational, college preparatory school serving students in grades Pre-K-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 345 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade North Yarmouth Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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 Grade Pre-K & K mornings only - $7,900 Grade Pre-K & K - $11,900 Grades 1-4 - $12,900 Grade 5 - $22,000 Grades 6-12 - $26,000
% on Financial Aid 45%
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kelly Dun, Directof of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Admissions Associate Leslie Durgin


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 camaderie.
  • 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 offers one-on-one counseling throughout a student's time at NYA. Our goal is work with each student to find the right fit. In 2012, 80% of our students were accepted to one of their top two choices. 100% of our students matriculate and go on to higher education.

Profile last updated: 02/12/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Merriconeag Waldorf School (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is L''ecole Francaise Du Maine (3.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is L''ecole Francaise Du Maine (3.9 miles away)
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