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.



The York Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are proud to be the only school in York County - and one of just four in Pennsylvania - authorized to offer the Primary Years (K-5) and Middle Years Programmes (6-10). The Academy's application for candidacy for the challenging Diploma Programme (11-12) was recently approved, and our staff are now implementing and designing the requirements established by the International Baccalaureate Organization. 

The IB programmes focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after they’ve left the Academy. The IB curriculum is shared in 5,000 schools globally in over 150 countries around the world.

*Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.


toothThe York County School of Technology is proudly hosting Smile Connections: Connecting Children’s Smiles to Dental Care, a free community dental health event, on Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Appointments are required and all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Free dental exams, preventative care and referrals for treatment will be provided by dentists, dental hygienists and extended function dental assistants to children ages 3 - 17. Children that are in need of dental treatment may be referred to a dentist for care at no out of pocket cost! Recipients of Medicaid also qualify for this free event. Click here for more details. 

To register, email smileconnectionsforkids@gmail.com or call (717) 433-8643 today!



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