North Yarmouth Academy in Yarmouth, Maine is a co-educational, college preparatory school serving students toddler through grade 12 plus a postgraduate program. 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 kindergarten, 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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,325
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

North Yarmouth Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1814

Student Body

Total Students
374 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
North Yarmouth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
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
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Pants/knee length Bermuda shorts, skirt, kilt, or dress. Collared button up shirt or turtleneck, sweater. All shirts tucked in.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Toddler 2 Mornings $8,550 Toddler 2 Full Days $11,400 Toddler 3 Mornings $10,550 Toddler 3 Full Days $14,075 Toddler 5 Mornings $14,350 Toddler 5 Full Days $18,800 Primary 5 Mornings $13,150 Primary 5 Full Days $18,300 Kindergarten $19,000 Grades 1-4 $19,250 Grade 5 $26,050 Grades 6-8 $30,650 Grades 9-12 $31,325
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$13,500
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ashley Randlett
Admissions Associate
Abbi Maguire

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Judiciary Committee, Key Club, KIVA Club, Literary Magazine, Make-A-Wish, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Robotics, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
AP Art Studio, AP Music Theory, Chorus, Drawing, Jazz Band, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Steel Band, Strings Ensemble, Studio Band, Treble Chorus, Varsity Singers, Wind Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Club

School Notes

  • North Yarmouth Academy's students currently come from 40+ communities in Maine. In addition, we have a small homestay program with students from other areas of our country, as well as from countries around the globe. This program accounts for approximately 5% of our student population.
  • NYA's music and arts program is second to none. All of our middle school students participate in our music and arts programs. Our upper school students must meet a visual and performing 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 buliding, 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 four-year college or university, though some take a GAP year before beginning. 
  • We believe that often you have to do it to learn it,and what happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside.
  • NYA offers a Diploma with Distinction in these areas: Music: Performance, Entrepreneurship, and Community; Global Citizenship; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); Social Advocacy; and Outdoor & Environmental Leadership.
  • In 2014, NYA added a Lower School which now includes children 18-months to grade 4. The Lower School integrates Montessori methods through kindergarten. In the first through fourth grades, the program builds off a Montessori foundation, fostering curiosity and motivation to learn while also preparing students for an easy transition to the Middle School at NYA.  
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does North Yarmouth Academy cost?

North Yarmouth Academy's tuition is approximately $31,325 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of North Yarmouth Academy?

The acceptance rate of North Yarmouth Academy is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 74%.

What sports does North Yarmouth Academy offer?

North Yarmouth Academy offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. North Yarmouth Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maine for most sports offered.

What is North Yarmouth Academy's ranking?

North Yarmouth Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for North Yarmouth Academy?

The application deadline for North Yarmouth Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 374 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $31,325
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cumberland County, ME is $18,138 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cumberland County, ME is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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