York Academy is a diverse school with caring, qualified faculty members who will help your children thrive and prepare them for college. We offer the world-class International Baccalaureate framework and innovative design/engineering, art and music programming. York Academy is a tuition-free alternative for families seeking a well-rounded, academically challenging education in a safe, supportive environment. 

In 2011, the Academy was established as a nonprofit public school, chartered by Central York, York City and York Suburban School Districts. Students from all school districts are welcome to apply. Currently, students who reside in 26 zip codes and 14 school districts attend York Academy. 

In accordance with our school charter, each grade is filled with a specific number of students and selected by lottery. It is recommended that families apply during Open Enrollment (each February/March) for the upcoming school year so their child can be included in the lottery.

Applicants who are not selected in the lottery are placed on a waiting list.
If all seats are not filled by students from the three chartering districts, open seats are made available to applicants from other districts throughout Pennsylvania.  

York Academy held its lottery on April 5, 2021 and all families have been notified of their lottery results. If your child was offered placement, click here to log in, accept placement and complete the registration process. We're thrilled to welcome your family to ours!

Applications received after April 4, 2021 will be added to the post-lottery waiting list.  If you would like to submit an application, please click below.

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During the application process, you will need to upload photos of two proofs of residency reflecting your child's home address.

Examples of the first proof of residency are:
A copy of your rental lease agreement or home purchase agreement, 2020 tax bill, 2020 school property taxes, W2, 1040 or a notarized letter stating the parent's address and that the child resides there.

Examples of the second proof of residency are:
A copy of your driver's license  pay stub, utility bill (ex. water, sewer, electricity), insurance card (ex. auto) or bank statement.

Questions?  Email us or call  (717) 801-3900. Thank you!

Virtual Information Sessions:

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