North Yarmouth Academy

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North Yarmouth Academy Photo #1 - North Yarmouth Academy has a 20+ acre campus in Yarmouth, Maine. Ten minutes from Portland and less thank two hours from Boston. Our campus includes a newly renovated ice arena and fitness & wellness center.
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North Yarmouth Academy Photo #1 - North Yarmouth Academy has a 20+ acre campus in Yarmouth, Maine. Ten minutes from Portland and less thank two hours from Boston. Our campus includes a newly renovated ice arena and fitness & wellness center.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #2 - 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.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #3 - The Mertz Science Building is dedicated to science and math and houses the NYA Innovation Lab and a greenhouse (home to frogs from around with world). There is ample space for experimenting and learning. NYA's STEM program is a key part of the curriculum.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #4 - NYA boys and girls ice hockey teams compete in the Prep League (NEPSAC) in the Holt Conference. NYA's Travis Roy Ice Arena and Fitness & Wellness Center is conveniently right on campus. All other NYA sports compete in the Maine Principals' Association. Contact Athletic Director, Kelsy Ross, for more information at kross@nya.org.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #5 - In Middle School, 5-8 graders are challenged and supported in a safe and positive environment. Students are encouraged to try new things, ask questions, and learn what it feels like to be a leader. Students will learn to manage their time take notes. The Xblock program allows students to take fun, non-graded, classes to supplement their schedule.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #6 - 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, leadership, and teamwork through athletics.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #7 - NYA has robust offerings in visual arts including AP studio art, ceramics, and graphic design.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #8 - From NYA's annual winter musical, production of The Little Mermaid. The performing arts are a big part of the community.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #9 - NYA's music program starts in the Lower School with general music for our youngest students, then the ukulele and violin. In the Middle and Upper School, music is built into the day instead of after school leaving time for other pursuits. In addition to the traditional ensembles, there are groups like bluegrass, steel band, and studio band (aka garage band).
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #10 - A Middle School science class conducts field work in the Royal River (across the street from NYA). Our faculty are encouraged to take their students out of the classroom - sometimes you have to do it to learn it! These students will present their findings once their work is complete.
North Yarmouth Academy Photo #11 - 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 Photo #12 - The Senior Speech is a requirement - and a rite of passage! Throughout their time at NYA, students learn the skills they'll need to write and deliver a speech to the community. They work with senior speech advisors who guide them through the process. It's an experience they will never forget, and a lifelong skill they will appreciate.
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 393 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:

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
393 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 16%
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
86%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, 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, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, Latin
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 $10,750 Toddler 2 Full Days $14,140 Toddler 3 Mornings $13,105 Toddler 3 Full Days $17,465 Toddler 5 Mornings $17,800 Toddler 5 Full Days $23,210 Primary 5 Mornings $16,820 Primary 5 Full Days $22,630 Kindergarten $23,390 Grades 1-4 $23,650 Grade 5 $30,4900 Grades 6-8 $35,210 Grades 9-12 $36,120
% 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.
39 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Baking Club, Chess Club, Civil Rights Club, Community Engagement & Social Advocacy Council, Dungeons & Dragons Club, Environmental Club, GSA, Judiciary Committee, Key Club, KIVA Club, Make-A-Wish, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Operation Smile, Poker Club, Quiz Team, Robotics, Start Up Club, Student Government, Systems Thinking Group, Yearbook

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

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Club

School Notes

  • North Yarmouth Academy's students currentlycome 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 andcontinue to participate.Students can participate ina 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. 100% of our graduates are accepted to a four-year college or university, though some take a gap year or play junior hockey before beginning.
  • We believe that often you have todo it to learn it,and what happens outside the classroom is just as important as what happens inside.
  • NYA offers aDiploma with Distinctionin these areas:Music: Performance, Entrepreneurship, and Community;Global Citizenship; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); Social Advocacy; Outdoor & Environmental Leadership; Creative Writing; and Studio Art.
  • 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?
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

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
NYA is a special place. The teachers really care about their students -and it's small enough so they get to know each other really well. I am always impressed with the ways in which the school can accommodate students' passions - like the independent studies and diplomas with distinction, and various musical ensembles like Blue Grass and Studio Band (aka garage band). Music, art, drama, and clubs are all built into the daily schedule leaving time after school for other activities. The lower school is an amazing place - Montessori through kindergarten with a vibrant art, music, and foreign language program. Students in the middle and upper school participate in an activity each season, which can be sports, drama, music, or a waiver for activities that NYA may not offer (equestrian, gymnastics, martial arts, etc.). Amazing hockey facility on campus, and the Prep Hockey program is impressive. Students are completely prepped for college when they leave. I highly recommend it!
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5  
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 393 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 $18,388 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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