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



Welcome to the York Academy Regional Charter School, an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are proud to offer challenging academics and innovative art, music, theater and design/engineering programming within a caring, small school environment.

The York Academy is one of only four schools in Pennsylvania accredited to educate students via the International Baccalaureate 
Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. Currently, the York Academy Upper School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme, which is respected and recognized by the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credits, scholarships and other admissions related benefits at many colleges and universities.

Through the IB framework, our staff focuses on developing balanced, knowledgeable and inquiring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. The York Academy is honored to be one of nearly 5,000 IB World Schools globally in over 150 countries around the world. 


Basketball ClinicsDon't miss out! The York Academy is hosting Summer Basketball Clinics for girls and boys entering 5th - 10th grades. Students from any school district may participate. The deadline to register is July 3. Click here for details about the Girls Clinic and click here for a flyer about the Boys Clinic. 


5K RaceThe 9th Annual York Academy PTO 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 7. The activities for kids will start at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 9:15 a.m. Registration details will be shared soon, but in the meantime make sure to mark your calendar! 

The PTO is seeking event sponsors, as well. Click here to find out how your business can enhance a child's education and gain positive exposure at this exciting community event.  


Dr. Dennis Baughman

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 complete 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, D. Ed.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org. 



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