Cultivating character, intellect, and creativity
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Fast Facts York Prep at a Glance

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  • 5:1

    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: September 2021

    I want to welcome you all back to another school year. If you are new to the school, I wish you a very special welcome.  You may occasionally read these monthly essays on our website. They go back to 2004, and can be accessed in “archives” of “Headmaster’s Thoughts”. They began as a result of a student in my senior Ethics class commenting that while they had to write essays, we, the faculty, never had to show that we could write. In effect, we had no homework to show our students.  So I started writing an essay every month and now, over 200 of them later, I find I enjoy the process. In reality, some were better than others. About three years ago, Jeremy Clarke’s wife put together a book compiling 60 of them, hopefully the better ones.
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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: September 2021

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.