International BaccalaureateWelcome to the York Academy Regional Charter School, an International Baccalaureate World School. With an unrelenting focus on academic excellence, the York Academy's mission is to challenge students in a diverse learning environment that opens doors for growth, opportunity and global citizenship.

Make the Move to York Academy: Apply Now (Grades 8-10)

Apply Now: Upper School

Are you the parent of a motivated scholar who thrives on challenging academics? Make the move to York Academy and take advantage of our caring, small school community and prestigious International Baccalaureate curriculum. We are currently accepting applications for students entering eighth, ninth and 10th grade. There is no tuition fee to attend the Academy and students from all area districts are welcome to apply. Please contact us at or (717) 900-5001 for details. We look forward to meeting you and your family!

PTO Race Back to School 5K and Fun Run

Register NowThe 8th Annual York Academy PTO Race Back to School 5K and Fun Run is set for Saturday, September 7 at 9:00 a.m. Find out what's planned and how your family can get involved in this exciting school-wide effort to benefit students. 

Make sure to invite your family members, friends and colleagues to participate! You can register online, print out a registration form, or pick up a form at either school office. 

Can't participate? Donations are welcome and would be greatly appreciated! Click here or send a check/cash to York Academy Regional Charter School, 32 W. North Street, York, PA 17401 (note that it's for the PTO 5K). 

Is your business community-minded? Enhance a child's education and gain positive exposure by sponsoring this exciting community event. Learn more.

The PTO is also seeking volunteers for the 5K. There is a job for everyone and you may still participate in the race even if you volunteer. Email Reid Walsh Nahass and Katie Paxton for details. Thank you!

Meet Our CEO

Angela Sugarek, CEO

It is a great honor and privilege to be the Chief Executive Officer of York Academy Regional Charter School. With nearly 20 years of experience working in urban education, I am excited to be part of a progressive organization rooted in the heart of York City. 

 Growing up, I was the kid that teachers hoped would be absent. As a struggling reader, I acted out constantly to avoid exposing my inadequacy to my peers. Mr. Lott, one of my sixth-grade teachers, recognized my struggle with dyslexia and taught me to read during his planning time. His ability to see through the “bad kid” persona changed my life forever and ultimately inspired me to become a teacher. Because of my background in teaching, I am keenly focused on instruction and am passionate about building positive relationships with students.

Mr. Lott influenced me in another way, as well. To my knowledge, he was the first African American male hired to teach at my elementary school in Clovis, New Mexico. What sort of barriers did he have to overcome to be hired? What if those barriers had been too great? Where would I be today? Families and individuals from traditionally underserved communities are still working to overcome similar obstacles and this need for social justice is what inspired me to become a school leader.

I believe that education is the best lever for improving individual lives and our society as a whole, but we cannot leave our children’s future to chance. We need a systemic approach to education that ensures that schools are professional learning communities where all teachers enable and support students to develop the knowledge and skills they need for both academic and personal success. The search for a holistic approach to education drew me to the International Baccalaureate over 10 years ago. As parent, teacher and school leader, I know first-hand the power of IB programmes to transform schools and develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. 

I look forward to working with all stakeholders to make York Academy a national model in public education through embracing diversity and full implementation of the International Baccalaureate continuum. In addition, my family and I are excited to make York our home and look forward to learning more about the rich history of our newly adopted city, while also being active participants in building its future. 

Warm Regards, 
Angela Sugarek

Upcoming Events

Instrument Drive

Instrument Drive

Do you have an instrument at home that's collecting dust? Make a difference in a young musician's life and donate your gently used band or orchestra instrument! Learn more.