Mission and Vision


York Academy Mission

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.

York Academy Vision

The students of the York Academy Regional Charter School will experience an extraordinary education program through:

  • An individualized academic experience, shaped by a transdisciplinary approach that challenges and prepares them to effectively advance to the next stage of life;
  • A respect and appreciation of people from different cultures, religions, ethnic groups, and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • An intrinsic desire to always strive to meet the high expectations they have set for themselves no matter what their goals; and
  • The confidence to pursue their dreams.

York Academy Regional Charter School is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School.

International Baccalaureate Mission and Vision

IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a perse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programs of international education that share a powerful vision.

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmed encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.