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.

FoodfinderWith holiday breaks on the horizon, it is important to remember those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity. Foodfinder.us is a nonprofit website and app (for iOS or Android) that offers the location and contact information of more than 40,000 food pantries and similar food programs across the country. The FoodFinder website and app can be utilized to pinpoint local free food providers within the community.


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


Are you looking for a diverse school that is academically challenging and unique? With our world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and comprehensive art, music and design/engineering programs, York Academy offers families a creative educational alternative at no cost. 

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. Currently, York Academy is pursuing accreditation for the intense Diploma Programme, which will allow students in 11th and 12th grade to take college-level coursework within our classrooms, obtain credits and meet all the IB requirements.

Please join us at an upcoming Information Session to learn about the IB curriculum, our school community and the application process for the 2019-20 school year. 

•  Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m.

•  Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m.

•  Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.

All sessions will be held in the Lower School Media Center. Registration is not required. All attendees will receive an Enrollment Application for the 2019-20 school year (K-10th grade). We look forward to meeting you! 


Middle Years Assessment Policy

Are you a parent of a Middle Year student (grades 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. 

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