Admissions

StudentsAre you looking for a diverse school that will prepare your child to excel in college and beyond?  The 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 caring 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. We will add 11th grade in the 2020-2021 school year and will be fully K-12 at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. 

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 chartering districts, open seats are made available to applicants from other districts throughout Pennsylvania. Students from 14 districts currently attend the Academy.

Join us at an upcoming Open House Information Session. We will provide an overview of the IB curriculum,  outline student and parent expectations, explain the admissions/lottery process and offer tours. Registration is not necessary and children are welcome. Please attend a session that corresponds with the grade level that your child will be entering in August 2020.

Lower School  Open House Information Session | Grades K-6
Saturday, February 1 at 11 a.m. | Thursday, February 6 at 6 p.m.
32 W. North Street, York

Upper School Open House Information Session | Grades 7-11
Saturday, January 25 at 11 a.m. | Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m.
2 Hamilton Avenue, York

Can't make it? Come tour the Lower School on Wednesday, February 12 at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. The Upper School will offer a tour on Thursday, February 13 at 1 p.m. No RSVP is required. 

Open enrollment for the 2020-21 school year will run from Monday, February 3 through Friday, March 13. Please check back on February 3 to apply online.

Questions?  Please contact us at 
info@yorkarcs.orgYou may also call the Lower School at (717) 801-3900 or the Upper School at (717) 900-5001 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you and your family soon!