Admissions

 AdmissionsAre you looking for a diverse school that will prepare your child to excel in college and beyond? York Academy's International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and innovative art, music and design/engineering programming may be the right fit! York Academy is a unique, tuition-free alternative where students thrive and take responsibility for their learning in a supportive environment. 

In 2011, York Academy was established as a nonprofit public school by three chartering districts - Central York, York City and York Suburban. Students from all school districts are welcome to apply.

In accordance with our school charter, each grade is filled with a specific number of students and selected by lottery. Applicants who are not selected in the lottery are placed on a waiting list. If all seats are not filled by students from the three chartering districts, open seats are made available to applicants from other districts throughout Pennsylvania. Students who reside in 26 zip codes and 14 school districts currently attend the Academy.

Open enrollment for the 2021-22 school year will take place from February 1 - March 31.  Check back on February 1 for the link to apply online. If your child is currently on the waiting list, you will need to reapply, since applications are not permitted to roll over from year to year. 

Please join us for a Virtual Information Session or Open House to learn more about York Academy. The videos from the Information Sessions will be posted here if you are unable to attend.

Virtual Information Sessions: 

Lower School: Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m. 
Upper School: Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m.
More details will be shared soon. 

In-Person Open Houses (15-minute tours at both buildings):
Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Thursday, March 11 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Questions?  Email us or call (717) 801-3900, ext. 4312.