Principal's Message

When I started here at Northeast, the first thing that stood out to me was the warm and welcoming environment. The staff and students greeted with me smiles, respect and encouragement. As building principal, my sincere hope is for all those who enter our building to feel the exact same way.

Northeast Academy Arts Magnet is a K-5 school with approximately 420 students. As an intra-district magnet school, the majority of our population comes from neighborhood homes. Nearly 20% of our student body are magnet students who we happily welcome from various parts of Groton. All students at Northeast Academy are greeted each morning by many of the finest hard-working and passionate educators I’ve ever encountered. Our arts program features some of the largest and most recognized music, band and orchestra programs in the region. As seen in our school’s Strategic Plan, classroom teachers continue to work hard at implementing the workshop model in math, reading and writing across all grade levels. Our Journey to Success program focuses on personal traits and social development in important areas such as friendship, cooperation, self-control and determination.

Our PTO is extremely active and always looking for new members to come aboard. This year alone, we met with and trained nearly one hundred volunteers who spend countless hours in our building to support teachers and students. Various committees such as Health and Wellness and School Safety feature teams of teachers working with parents and community members to promote a healthy, safe and positive school climate.

At Northeast Academy we are respectful, responsible, honest and safe. We learn, achieve, and strive for our personal best. Those words are read every morning during announcements. I encourage you to talk to your child about our school pledge and what it means to them, particularly as it relates to their personal best. You might be surprised by what they have to say!

As the parent of two young boys, it is very important to me that your child feels safe and looks forward to coming to school.  I look forward to working together as a team during the remainder of this year and in the years ahead. Please stop in say hello or email me with any questions you may have. My door is always open.


Ryan Chaney