Cultivating character, intellect, and creativity
in young adults 

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  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks to York Prep 2015


Fast Facts York Prep at a Glance

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  • 4:1

    Student-Teacher Ratio
  • 12-15

    Average Class Size
  • 45+

    Student Led Clubs
  • 340

    Students Enrolled in Grades 6-12 
  • 90%+

    Seniors Accepted to Their First-Choice College
  • 100%

    College-Bound Seniors
  • 15

    Median Years of Teaching Experience
  • 90%

    Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees
  • 30

    Athletic Teams and Club Sports
  • 50,000+

    Square Footage of Campus

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The Latest Headmaster's Thoughts

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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: October 2022

    A ball is thrown into a room. The baby looks at the room’s entrance, curious as to how the ball arrived. A dog jumps for the ball. The difference is curiosity, and we are discovering that even two-month-old babies have an inherent sense of the laws of physics. They look for reasons. A ball is bounced and stays suspended in the air; babies are puzzled and look for reasons for this suspension of the law of gravity. The dog leaps up to grab the ball, indifferent as to how it got there.
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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: October 2022

York Prep is an independent private school in New York City committed to guiding students in grades 6 through 12 toward their maximum potential—intellectually, socially, and physically—and to preparing them for college and beyond. Compassionate educators creatively address the needs and interests of a diverse community, and support and challenge students as they progress through a traditional curriculum within a structured environment. York Prep encourages the development of lifelong learners who are responsible members of their community.