About

The York Academy Regional Charter School is a nonprofit, tuition-free public charter school that educates over 850 diverse students (K-11) via the rigorous, world-class International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. We are proud to offer challenging academics and innovative art, music, science and design/engineering programming within a caring, small school environment. Founded in 2011, the Academy is chartered by Central York, York City and York Suburban School Districts. Students from eight other districts are also represented. Currently, we serve students in kindergarten through 11th grade. Annually, a grade level will be added and the York Academy will be a fully-enrolled K-12 public charter school at the start of the 2021-22 school year.

The York Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We are the only school in York County - and one of two in Pennsylvania - authorized to offer the Primary Years (K-6), Middle Years Programme (7-10) and Diploma Programme (11 & 12) to students. 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 the Lower School (grades K-6) at 717-801-3900 or the Upper School (grades 7-11) at 717-900-5001. You may also email us at 
info@yorkarcs.org