About

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 Regional Charter School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are proud to be the only school in York County - and one of four in Pennsylvania - authorized to offer the Primary Years (K-5) and Middle Years Programmes (6-10). Currently, the York Academy Upper School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme (11 & 12). The Diploma Programme is respected and recognized among the world’s higher education institutions. For students, success in the IB often results in advanced standing, course credit, scholarships and other admissions related benefits at many universities.

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 
info@yorkarcs.org

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP) or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org.