About

York Academy is the only school of its kind in Pennsylvania: a tri-chartered nonprofit public school that is also a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School. Founded in 2011, the Academy is chartered by York Suburban, Central York and York City School Districts. We are located in the beautifully revitalized heart of Downtown York. 

York Academy offers the academically rigorous, inquiry-based International Baccalaureate (IB) approach to education. 
We are authorized to offer the Primary Years Programme (grades K-5) and Middle Years Programme (grades 6-9) to our students. 

The Academy opened the Lower School in August 2011 in the historic, pre-Civil War Smyser-Royer building for students in Kindergarten, first and second grades. Currently, students in grades K - 7 attend this school.

In August 2018, York Academy opened a progressive Upper School, located at 2 Hamilton Avenue, which houses 8th and 9th graders. Each year, the Academy will add a grade level until the school attains full implementation as a K-12 academic institution in 2022.