Parent Portal


This is a central place where we'll share educational clips and information regarding York Academy programs with you. Watch for updates in our e-newsletter and from your child's teacher. Information is also shared regularly on social media. Follow the York Academy on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Lower School Drop Off Map

 Click here to view a map that explains the best ways to drop off your student(s) at the York Academy Lower School. 


Click here to access Sapphire and view grades, behavior and attendance.

If you have not registered for Sapphire yet, click on the link above.

1) Click on "Create a Web Portal Account" under the login (highlighted below).


2) On the next screen, when prompted to enter the KEYWORD, type in charter.
3) You will be guided through the process and your enrollment will be reviewed. Usually within 24 hours, you will receive an email with a PIN, which will allow you to access your Sapphire account. 

If you have issues or questions regarding Sapphire, please contact the Lower School at (717) 801-3900, the Upper School at (717) 900-5001, or send an email to our general inbox at

Introduction to 6th Grade (MYP Parent Information Session)

View the presentation shared with families of students entering sixth grade (MYP).

Learn about the PYP and MYP connection. 

Introduction to 8th Grade (MYP Parent Information Session)

View the presentation for families of students entering eighth grade.

MAP Assessment

Learn more about the MAP Assessment and how it is used at the York Academy. 

School Spirit Days

All students are invited to participate in “School Spirit Days” when we have early dismissals. This is a new chance for students to express their YARCS pride at no cost. They may wear York Academy or college themed shirts/tops and school appropriate jeans, shorts or skirts. Additional guidelines are provided below. The dates are:

  • Friday, September 13 & Monday, September 16

  • Thursday, October 10

  • Friday, October 25

  • Friday, November 15

  • Wednesday, November 27

  • Friday, December 20

  • Friday, January 17

  • Friday, February 14

  • Friday, March 6

  • Thursday, April 9

  • Friday, May 22

  • Wednesday, June 3

On School Spirit Days, students are expected to exercise good judgment in the selection of school appropriate clothing. At a minimum, school appropriate clothing should meet the following standards: 

  • Tops are long enough to extend to the waistline of the shorts/pants/skirt, have sleeves and a modest neckline. Crop tops, muscle shirts and spaghetti straps are not school appropriate. 

  • Bottoms fit at the waistline and are no more than 4 inches above the knee. Leggings, tights, yoga pants and pajamas are not school appropriate. 

  • All clothing is free of double-meaning, suggestive slogans or words, advertisements of illegal products or profanity

  • All clothing is in good repair, free of rips or tears

  • Undergarments are completely covered by clothing at all times

  • Shoes have a closed toe and back. Flip flops, slides, and slippers are not school appropriate. 

Please note that the York Academy PTO will continue to hold “Dress Down Days” each month for a $1 donation toward their efforts. Those dates will be shared as they arise. The above “School Spirit Days” are separate opportunities for students to dress casually. We hope your students enjoy them!

2019-2020 School Calendar

Consistent attendance positively impacts each student's success, from kindergarten through graduation. Please make school a priority so your child is engaged, involved and on track for a bright future. 

Click here to v
iew a one-page printable version of the 2019-20 school calendar.  It outlines school days, half-days, holidays, breaks, snow make-up days and teacher in-service days.

In addition, the online calendar is updated regularly with changes/additions, including upcoming activities and events. Want to stay in the know? Subscribe to the online calendar! Click here to view it. On that page, click on theIconicon and click on iCal/RSS Feed. Questions? Email us.