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Theme: Arts (Fine, Visual, Performing and Multimedia)



Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School strongly values the arts as an integral part of our children’s education. We develop the interests and talents of our students through a blended approach by pairing the arts with core academics."

- Ryan Chaney, Principal of Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School

NEA students engage in challenging and complex instruction designed to develop creative thinkers and innovative learners. Through interdisciplinary projects with an arts focus, students are given opportunities to become creative, innovative learners who consistently strive for their personal best.

Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School offers a variety of classes and activities that extend beyond the current arts curriculum of the Groton Public Schools, including: chorus, band, orchestra, small ensembles, drama, community performances, before/after school clubs and other enrichment opportunities.





NEA - Arts Program Highlights:

Our students have opportunities to explore their talents and skills in:

  • Vocal and Instrumental Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Multi-Media Productions

Examples include our:

  • 1st grade performing arts play
  • 2nd grade art show
  • 4th and 5th grade band
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th grade strings program
  • 2nd - 5th grade chorus program
  • 4th and 5th grade drama program, each with their own cast and production
  • Annual Celebrate the Arts Festival
  • Clubs, field trip and enrichment activities focused  on the arts.



Our Arts Theme




Meet Our Partners


The Mystic Museum of Art is NEA’s primary partner in supporting our mission statement.


Other partners include the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO), United States Coast Guard Band and cARTie (pictured below).



NEA News


The Day - Mobile art museum makes first stop in Groton (at Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School) 

Mystic — Kindergarten students hopping aboard a bus with a green and black floral design parked outside of Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School on Tuesday found a museum waiting for them. Read More


The Day - Groton’s Teacher of the Year brings creativity into the classroom 

Groton — Northeast Academy Arts Magnet School fifth grade teacher Ryan O’Connell is the epitome of why children look forward to going to school each day — and what parents look for in their child’s teacher, Principal Ryan Chaney said. Read More 



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Journey to Success Wall Mural at NEA

Our students strive for their personal best through our Journey to Success program focused on the primary principles of social emotional learning.

At Northeast Academy we are respectful, responsible, honest, and safe. We learn, achieve, and strive for our personal best.