Cultivating character, intellect, and creativity
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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: July 2022

    In many lists of top international undergraduate universities, my university, Oxford, ranks in the top three. This includes rankings by American based institutions. In the QS World university rankings (who is “QS”?), Oxford ranks second to MIT. In the U.S. News and World Report, it is number three after Stanford, and then UC Berkeley. In the Times Higher Education ranking, Oxford is number one. The reason I am giving you this statistic is not just for pride in a place I attended but, primarily, to note that virtually all of Oxford’s undergraduate degrees take only three years. Apart from the Classic Greats; a hallowed if slightly dated course, Oxford undergraduate degrees are only three years long. So why do American degrees, apparently considered lower on these rankings (and you may note that Harvard and Yale did not appear) take four years to complete? Since Oxford is the only university to come in all three rankings as one of the top three, that indicates excellence. Hooray! Why be modest?
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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: July 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.