CBNA Ranked in the Top 500 Schools in America by Newsweek Magazine

The entire CBNA community celebrates being selected for a spot in Newsweek’s top 500 Schools in America list.

The entire CBNA community celebrates being selected for a spot in Newsweek’s top 500 Schools in America list.

Three New Hampshire schools were recently recognized by Newsweek’s 2016 Top High Schools list, including Coe-Brown Northwood Academy which was ranked #361 in America.  “This recognition and honor is a testament to our strong community of students that are determined and focus on their education as well as the faculty, staff and families that educate, guide them and support them daily. It a dynamic relationship that helps our students succeed,” says David S. Smith, Headmaster. The list includes 500 high schools of over 26,000 in the country, putting CBNA in the top 2% of high schools in the nation. Newsweek selects its schools first by looking at student proficiency on state tests. Then, schools are ranked based on college enrollment rates, graduation rates, weighted AP/IB/dual enrollment, weighted SAT/ACT composite, student retention and counselor-to-student ratio.  The recognition validates CBNA’s mission to “strive to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society”.  “We are very proud of our CBNA community and we celebrate our students’ achievement,” said Smith.

Congratulations to the entire CBNA community for this remarkable achievement.


CBNA Girls Basketball Program Donates to End 68 Hours of Hunger

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The CBNA Girls’ Basketball Program presents a check for $650 to Andrea McCusker, local representative for End 68 Hours of Hunger.

Recently, the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy girls’ basketball program sold calendars to raise money for its program. As part of the fundraising effort, they were also able to donate a portion of their proceeds to the local chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger. As a result, the Lady Bears presented a check for $650 to Andrea McCusker who helps with the local chapter. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning. Locally, this organization helps to support 18 families in Northwood and surrounding towns with food for the times that students are not in school. More information on this great charity and what it does, please visit



CBNA FFA Members Help Clean up Land in Northwood

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

On November 5, 2015, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFF “Much-To-Do” Chapter members, along with local volunteers and town officials helped to clean up a town owned piece of property near Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood, NH that was heavily littered with tires, trash, wood and other debris. The town is trying to clean the land to improve the environment in the area, as well as so that the property can be sold. One of the missions of FFA is to do community service that benefits the community in regards to its natural resources. Students learn valuable lessons in recycling, land value, personal skills in community responsibility with regards to safety, as well as helping restore aesthetics to their community. FFA members involved with the project included Sydney Wilson, Anna Prescott-Nichols, Shayne Henry, Jason Palmer, Clayton Canfield, Emery Travers, Ryan Graeme, Sam Whitehouse, and advisor Sarah Ward. Volunteers from the town of Northwood included Town Administrator Joe Gunter, Town Representative Tim Jandebeur, the Porcella Family and employees of North Ridge Construction and Tucker Docko of Docko Excavation. Students will be returning at a later to continue to help continue the process as there is still a great deal of work still to do.


Important Announcement Regarding Fraudulent Fundraising

We have heard from several local businesses that they have been approached both by phone and by a personal visit by a “Jan McCay” from a company called “SRI.”  This company is claiming that they are working on behalf of Coe-Brown on a “drug prevention” campaign and they are asking local businesses to sponsor the program.  Coe-Brown is NOT affiliated with this company and they are NOT working with us on any campaigns.  Any money given to this company does NOT benefit your students.  Any time you are asked to donate money to support Coe-Brown, please contact the Academy directly if you do not recognize the person or the organization.  We regret that any local business may have donated in good faith to such a scam and hope to prevent this company from taking advantage of our community’s generous spirit.