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.


Now welcoming the next generation of York County scholars.

York Academy AmbassadorsWith our academically challenging, world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and innovative art, music and design/engineering programs, the York Academy is a creative alternative for families seeking academic excellence. 

There is no tuition fee to attend the York Academy and students from all York County districts are invited to join the application lottery process.

Please join us at an upcoming Open House Information Session to learn about the IB curriculum, student and parent expectations, school policies and the admissions process. You will receive the 2019-2020 application (K-10th grade) and be able to tour the Lower School.

If your child is currently on the waiting list, we encourage you to attend a session, since you will need to submit a new application for the next school year. 

Sessions will be held in the Media Center at the Lower School (32 W. North St., York, PA 17401) on the following dates:

•  Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m.
•  Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.
•  Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Registration is not necessary and children are welcome
We look forward to meeting you! 


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