ⓘ North Yarmouth Academy
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory day school serving students in grades Toddler through Post Graduate located in Yarmouth, Maine. The Head of School is Ben Jackson. The Board of Trustees is led by Allen Bornheimer. NYA has 360 enrolled students with an average class size of 14 students. NYA offers 16 interscholastic sports for both boys and girls at the Varsity and Junior Varsity Level.
NYA students carry five academic courses plus electives each year and are required to participate in athletics or theater each season/semester. NYA offers 16 Advanced Placement courses. Beginning in the 2012-13 academic year, NYA offers Mandarin Chinese as part of its Modern and Classical Languages Department.
NYA student athletes participate on a variety of varsity athletic teams. All NYA students in grades 6-12 participate in team sports or approved alternatives three seasons per year. More than 40% of graduates continue to play intercollegiate sports. One hundred percent of Middle School students and 73% of Upper School students participate in a musical ensemble. There are currently 12 musical ensembles offered at NYA.
During the 2010-2011 school year, NYA students gave more than 4.500 hours to community service, assisting more than 55 community and civic organizations in the Greater Portland, Maine area.
From 2001 to 2011, NYA built a $3M science center the Peter W. Mertz Science Center, 2006, has renovated the oldest building on campus Russell Hall, 2009 into a foreign language center, added an all-weather athletic turf field, built the Priscilla Savage Middle School in 2003 and increased endowment for faculty enrichment and student diversity.
NYA added a Lower School, grades Pre-K through 4, in the fall of 2013 and expanded to include a toddler program 18-months in the fall of 2014. The Lower School uses 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.
The NYA campus consists of academic and art buildings and two athletic buildings. The campus also has two athletic fields, three tennis courts, and a softball field. Its two oldest surviving buildings, Russell Hall 1841 and Academy Hall 1847 are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Russell Hall - Current foreign language center, Edgar F. White 38 Athletic Hall of Fame, and former science building
- Blanchard House - Middle School art
- Academy Hall - Former 7th and 8th grade building, currently empty
- Lower School Building - Main building for Lower School students, includes great room, renovated 23 Storer Street in 2013 and expanded in 2014
- Curtis Building - Main building for Upper School students, includes library, student lounge, gymnasium, and Safford Center cafeteria and stage, archival office
- Dole House - Office building, including alumni relations, development, and business offices
- Higgins Hall - The choral and instrumental music building, also includes functionality for a black box theater
- Priscilla Savage Middle School - Grades 5-8, nurses office
- Peter W. Mertz Science Building - Science, and some math, classes for both the Middle and Upper Schools
- Storer House - Former 6th grade building, auction volunteer office, retail store, communications and summer programs office, currently empty
Two former NYA properties, the Weld House and Shepley House, were sold in 2018 to private investors for development into a condominium complex. The Payne Elwell House, at 162 Main Street, is also under contract to be sold.
North Yarmouth Academy has an athletic requirement that each student in grades 6 through 12 participate in an athletic program every season throughout the school year. Exceptions to this policy include the ability to participate in the arts once a year.
3.1. Athletics Sports
NYA offers 16 interscholastic sports for both Boys and Girls, each at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level.
3.2. Athletics Gymnasium
NYAs gymnasium is located behind, and attached to, Curtis Hall. The gym includes the athletic directors office, two locker rooms, and the Hall of Awards. The gym is used for mens and womens basketball, womens volleyball, and for large assemblies, including all school gatherings, and senior speeches.
3.3. Athletics Travis Roy Ice Arena
The North Yarmouth Academy Ice Arena was built in 1975. In 1998 it was remodeled and renamed to the Travis Roy Ice Arena in honor of Travis Roy. It contains a fitness room, heated viewing area, locker rooms, and a pro shop. It is home to the NYA Boys and Girls Ice Hockey teams as well as the Yarmouth High School ice hockey teams. The facility is also used by Casco Bay Hockey and Midcoast Youth Hockey for their ice hockey programs.
3.4. Athletics Rivalries
NYA maintains two local athletic rivalries. The first is with hometown public school Yarmouth High School, and the second is with Portland private school, Waynflete School.
4. Notable alumni
- Eric Fenton 1988 professional ice hockey player
- John Albion Andrew, Governor of Massachusetts 1861-1865
- Thomas Young Crowell, founder of publishing house Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.1876-1976, later bought out by Harper & Row
- Ernie Coombs 1945 C.M., one of Canadas most famous TV personalities, "Mr. Dressup." Order of Canada recipient
- Travis Roy 1995, ice hockey player. After his career ending injury he founded the Travis Roy Foundation and is a highly successful motivational speaker
- Eric Weinrich 1985, former NHL defenceman
- Charles Addison Boutelle 1851, 9-term U.S. congressman 1880-1901
- Oliver O. Howard, Union general during the Civil War and founder of Howard University
- George Frederick Barker, physician and scientist
- Leonard Swett 1843, close friend of President Abraham Lincoln, organizer of the 1860 Republican National Convention in Chicago
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