2023 Graduation Ceremony

Northern Academy’s 2023 Graduation Ceremony will take place this year on Friday, June 23th at the William and Helen Richards Theatre. After the graduation, guests are also welcomed to stay for the End-of-Year Music and Dance Performance.

Date and Time



William and Helen Richards Theatre

24 Grandview Avenue Middletown, NY 10940

Admission is free. Click here to RSVP.

If you have any questions surrounding the event, please contact the NAA Graduation Committee at graduation@northernacademy.org





Senior Spring Photos




High School Graduation Rehearsal #1




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Tree Planting Ceremony




Senior Ball

Thursday June 22, 2023




Friday June 23, 2023



As part of the Senior Graduation Package covered by their tuition, every senior will receive the following: 

  • Cap and gown rental
  • 4-hour senior spring photo session
  • Digital copies of all spring photos and the graduation video
  • 2 large framed photos of you and your graduating class
  • School yearbook
  • Customized graduating class T-shirts
  • And much more

The graduating class will be taking their Senior Spring Photos over the Spring long weekend. This photoshoot is a 4-hour event where students will have their group and self portraits taken by a professional photographer in the beautiful backdrop of spring.

All seniors are required to attend this photoshoot unless there is a special circumstance. The details of the event are as follows:

Date: TBA. If the weather is unfavorable, we will postpone it to TBA.

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Attire: Formal dresses for the ladies; school uniform for the gentleman; dress shoes for all. Please dress warmly if the weather is cold.

Appearance: Hair needs to be tidy. Ladies should wear makeup.

As part of the graduation package, students will receive 2 large framed photos and digital copies of all photos taken from the day. Additional photos can also be purchased for print by filling out a form that will be posted here in May. 

The Senior Ball will take place this year on Thursday, June 22.

Click here to learn more.

We need your support! Please check back later for volunteer opportunities. 

*Click here to donate* 

Northern Academy of the Arts is a non-profit organization. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to support our graduating seniors. Your contribution will help offset the cost of the graduation and ensure that our students have a memorable and fulfilling experience. There will also be a student dance and music recital following the commencement ceremony. We expect at least 200 people to attend this whole-day event, and donors and sponsors are more than welcome to join!

Companies who choose to sponsor our graduation will also be honored and promoted during the event. We offer four tiers of promotion based on the amount contributed, as shown below:

Cum Laude ($100+)

  • Recognition on the graduation program pamphlet
  • Logo and recognition on the school’s graduation webpage

Magna Cum Laude ($200+)

  • All items from the Cum Laude Tier 
  • Business cards and literature displayed in the theater’s lobby
  • Recognition at the beginning of ceremony

Summa Cum Laude ($400+)

  • All items from the Magna & Cum Laude Tiers
  • Logo and recognition on the school TV at graduation
  • Logo and recognition in the school’s monthly newsletter

Valedictorian ($700+)

  • All items from the Summa, Magna, & Cum Laude Tiers
  • Advertisement on the school TV at graduation
  • Personal gift from the class of 2022
  • Recognition on the school’s LED display.

For inquiries, please text Jim Luan at (845) 381-2594 or email us at graduation@northernacademy.org  

We appreciate your support!

Please RSVP via the form below.

Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude