York Academy Regional Charter School was established by three chartering districts—Central York, York Suburban and The School District of the City of York. In accordance with the school charter, each grade is filled with 75 students selected by lottery. Applicants not selected in the lottery are placed on a waiting list.

If all seats are not filled by students from the chartering districts, open seats are made available to applicants from other districts throughout the state. Currently, York Academy students represent 12 districts throughout York County.

The York Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Although most grades have a waiting list, parents are urged to submit an application during the school year, since sometimes students leave the school because their families must relocate. If this happens, openings may become available, and your child could be offered admission during the school year.

Application 2018-2019 (Word)

Application 2018-2019 (PDF)

Applications can be dropped off at the York Academy or mailed to the attention of Tina Ziegler at 32 W. North Street, York, PA 17401. 
You may also email the application to or fax it to (717) 718-1092.

If you are interested in submitting an application for your child to attend York Academy for the 2019-2020 school year, a family member must attend an Information Meeting during the open enrollment period (early 2019).

Attendance is required to ensure that parents fully understand that because we offer the International Baccalaureate Curriculum, the expectations of our students are different from traditional public schools. A lottery will be held after the open enrollment period. Families will be notified by mail or phone of their child’s acceptance into the York Academy.

These meetings will be scheduled in January and February (TBD).

*Please note that if you have already submitted an application prior to these Informational Meetings (even during the 2018-19 school year), you will need to do so again so that your child can be included in the lottery for possible admission in the 2019-2020 school year. As part of our school charter, we are not permitted to keep previously submitted applications on file. 

If your child is offered admission, will need the following documents to complete the registration process and enroll your student in York Academy:

•  Personal identification of the parent/guardian
•  Proof of child's identity (birth certificate)
•  Immunization record and current medical records
•  Proof of residence
•  Copy of transcripts for any previously attended school