The York Academy Regional Charter School was established as a nonprofit public school by three chartering districts—Central York, York Suburban and The School District of the City of York. There is no tuition cost to attend the Academy.

In accordance with our school charter, each grade is filled with a specific number of students and 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, students from 11 districts attend the York Academy. 

If you are interested in submitting an application for the 2019-2020 school year, a family member must attend an Open House Information Session during the open enrollment period. 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. 

Please note that even if your child is on the waiting list, we encourage you to attend a session, since you will need to complete a new application for the upcoming school year. 

Please join us at one of these sessions: 

•  Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m.
•  Saturday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m.
•  Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.

All sessions will be held in the Lower School Media Center (3rd floor). Registration is not required and children may come. Attendees will receive an Enrollment Application for students in kindergarten through 10th grade and be able to tour the school.

A lottery will be held after the open enrollment period and families will be notified by mail or phone of their child's acceptance into the York Academy.

The York Academy is still accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Although most grades have a waiting list, parents are urged to submit an application, as sometimes students leave the school because their families must relocate. If this happens, openings may become available, and your child could still be offered admission during this school year. Please complete the application below and drop it off at our Lower School or mail it to Tina Ziegler's attention at York Academy Regional Charter School, 32 W. North Street, York, PA 17401. You may also fax it to her at (717) 718-1092 or email it to her at

Application 2018-2019 (Word)

Application 2018-2019 (PDF)

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

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

If you have any questions, please contact us at (717) 801-3900 or