Students residing in a home district that provides busing, are eligible to be bused to and from York Academy. Please contact your home district’s department of transportation for opportunities to use district transportation. York Academy will not provide transportation; therefore it is imperative that you discuss your child’s transportation needs with your home district.

Parents driving their students to school can  unload on Beaver Street on the SCHOOL SIDE of the street prior to the Beaver Street crosswalk that the school operates. The driver should stay in the car and pull up to the curb to let traffic flow by on Beaver Street. School staff will help monitor the crosswalk and stop traffic as well as help guide children into the school through the playground entrance.

Please note the Southbound side of Beaver Street is blocked off with traffic cones; please do not pull between the cones to stop and park or to let off your child(ren) for school. The city has posted a wide variety of “No Parking” signs all along that side of the street – please respect them.

Children are not permitted to enter school before 7:45 AM, unless they are enrolled in our Before School Care Program through the JCC. If your child is participating in the breakfast program, he/she will report directly to the cafeteria at that time.

The school does not own the land/parking lots surrounding the school, so please mind the posted parking signs. The school dismissal process is designed to limit your need to park long term. Dismissal begins at 3:10 with bus students and then follow with kindergarten and their older siblings at 3:12. The remaining grades 1-4 students are released at 3:20. It should be possible for parents to park for 15 minutes or less to park somewhere close by to school, walk to the gate, pick up a child(ren), and return to the car safely.
LATE PICK UP: Officially, all students are dismissed at 3:20 PM from York Academy, unless there is a special schedule. Staff will stay with children in the playground area until 3:30. However, at 3:30 we take any remaining students to the front office to be watched by staff while parents are contacted by phone. If you have difficulty in picking up your child(ren) every day by 3:30, please contact the JCC. You can arrange child care even in increments of 15 or 30 minutes from 3:30 on until 6:00 PM.