Friendship Groups

NYA features a unique classroom environment called "Friendship Groups," and we limit our capacity to fifteen students per group. By doing this, NYA realizes its "Personal Best" model and provides students with individualized, one-on-one attention that encourages academic and personal growth. NYA also emphasizes the importance of executing daily team builders in order to build a sense of community within—and between—the Friendship Groups. Our 3 Friendship groups are split by grade levels.

Our 3 Friendship Groups:
Friendship Group 1, 1st to 3rd grade

Instructor: Abigail Vibiano

Friendship Group 2, 3rd-5th grade

Instructor: Rachel Lash

Friendship Group 3, 6th-8th grade

Instructor: Kristine Cabrera

We provide unique one-room classroom settings serving children in grades 1-8 with a high school leadership and tutoring component. We also maintain a high teacher to student ratio of two teachers to fifteen students at these sites.

Every summer FG students participate at Lucas Scholars!

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FG Students participate in STEM electives such as: Robotics and Rocketry

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Every summer FG students participate in the Yosemite trip as well!

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