Mission: With an unrelenting focus on academic excellence, the York Academy Regional Charter School challenges students in a diverse learning environment opening doors for growth, opportunity and global citizenship.

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The York Academy is in its eighth year of operation and I am pleased to have the privilege of leading this school as it continues to evolve into a K-12 International Baccalaureate World School

The Academy provides children with many unique advantages that will inspire them to learn and grow through an International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. Our mission focuses on academic excellence and uses academic goals to direct our programming. It is expected that each child will demonstrate academic growth throughout the course of each school year. The International Baccalaureate framework provides the opportunity for an inquiry approach to education with an emphasis on collaborative learning opportunities.

As a parent or guardian, your involvement in your child's education is critically important and we ask that you participate in the learning experience with your child. Be aware of the content being taught in class, review assessment information, and watch for communications from the teaching staff and administration that is sent home or emailed to you. 

I am pleased that you have selected to exercise your right for school choice and our staff is eager to provide your child with a quality academic program that infuses an inquiry-based philosophy with an International flavor into our school.

Dennis P. Baughman, Ed.D
Chief Executive Officer


Founded in 2011, York Academy has grown to educate over 800 diverse students in kindergarten through 9th grade via the rigorous, world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. The Academy is a nonprofit public charter school that is chartered by Central York, York City and York Suburban School Districts. Students from eight other districts are also represented. There is no tuition fee to attend York Academy, which makes us a unique alternative for families seeking a small school community with challenging academics.

We are the only school in York County – and one of four in the state - authorized to offer both the IB Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. York Academy is currently pursuing accreditation for the intense Diploma Programme, which will allow students in 11th and 12th grade to take college-level coursework in our classrooms, obtain credits and meet IB requirements. We will continue to add a grade level each year until we are fully K-12 and graduate the first class of York Academy Knights in 2022. 

If you have not visited York Academy and are interested in a tour, please contact us at (717) 801-3900 or info@yorkarcs.org. 




Are you a parent of a Middle Year student (6-9)? Make sure to carefully review the new Middle Years Programme Assessment Policy. It outlines student expectations and addresses the grading process. An International Baccalaureate School utilizes a much different grading format than a traditional public school. 

HERE to view the Assessment Policy and proposed course listing for the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. If you have questions, please contact York Academy's IB Coordinator, Dr. Dawnmarie Ezzo, at dezzo@yorkarcs.org.