Founded in 2011, the York Academy Regional Charter School is a nonprofit, tuition-free public charter school that is chartered by Central York, York City and York Suburban School Districts. Students from eight other districts are also represented. The Academy has grown to educate nearly 800 diverse students in kindergarten through ninth grade via the rigorous, world-class International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. In August 2018, the Academy opened a progressive Upper School at the site of the former Pennsupreme Building in Downtown York, PA. Each year, a grade level will be added until the school is fully K-12 at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

The York Academy offers a small school community with challenging academics and innovative art, music and design/engineering programming. In addition, the Academy is the only school in York County - and one of just four in the state - authorized to offer both the IB
Primary Years and Middle Years Programmes. The school is currently a candidate for the intense Diploma Programme.* In the coming years, students in eleventh and twelfth grade will be able to take college-level coursework in the classroom, obtain credits and meet all IB requirements.

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 almost 5,000 schools globally in over 150 countries around the world.

If you have not visited York Academy and are interested in a tour, please contact us at (717) 801-3900 or 

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