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York Academy opened the doors to its first 225 students just eight years ago. In a few years, this group of young people will be the first to change the world from 2 Hamilton Avenue in downtown York.

In 2011, York Academy restored the signature rose window at the Civil War era Smyser-Royer building and flew the American flag above the schoolhouse doors for the first time. Currently students in kindergarten through 7th grade attend this school. In August 2018, York Academy opened a progressive Upper School located at 2 Hamilton Avenue, which houses eighth and ninth graders. Each year the Academy will add a grade until the school graduates its first class in 2022. The school, its creators, its students and its future represent a globally-minded citizenship growing within York, Pennsylvania.  

One York...
Through the world-renowned International Baccalaureate curriculum, York Academy became the first - and remains the only - school in the Commonwealth to successfully charter three local school districts (Suburban, Central York and York City). Today it serves families from eight of the school districts throughout York County. York Academy sets the education standard that brings us together as a unified York.

We Lead...  
York Academy students are filled with a desire to create from the outset of their education. They are charged with a level of confidence that pushes beyond the bounds of their own perceived circumstances. York Academy’s strongest students lead until their peers join them as leaders.

York Academy understands that education is far more than a conventional practice. It’s a social build. Within our walls, education has become a form of evolving respect and appreciation for personal growth. Students recognize that each individual in our world has potential that is primed to be revealed.

We Build…
Together, we can build a legacy. As York Academy students grow older, they will undoubtedly grow stronger. They will gauge success by the strength of the relationships they’ve fostered in their community and in their world.  

Together, we can raise the most impactful generation to ever establish their foundation in York. Each of us contributes our time and talents to their success. Now each of us has the chance to expand their access to resources through the following programs:

Music Department (ex. funds will help purchase instruments for our students)

Supplies for the Art Suite and Design Studios 

Technology Needs (ex. Lego Robotics - students engineer and build Lego tech)

Envirothon Team (county-wide competition)

Team Sports: cross-country, basketball and volleyball
Scholarships for students toward their future education
        ○ First Graduating Class (2022)

You can make a difference...

By supporting the York Academy Foundation, you will help us create a generation of Yorkers who will lead beyond the perceived limits of our time. 

Thank you in advance for helping to expand the range of resources available to York Academy students. With your support, they will become responsible leaders who impact local, national and global communities.

•  Click here to make a donation to York Academy online. 

•  Naming Rights Opportunities are available within our schools. Click here for details.

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