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Athletes of the Month–October

 Shane Fisher Shane Fisher led the Middle School soccer team with ten goals in seven games, including four games where he found the back of the net multiple times. In addition to his knack for scoring Shane provided invaluable leadership. …

October 31, 2018



Alumnus work featured in New York Magazine

Congratulation to our alumnus, photographer Michael Avedon, who had his work featured in New York Magazine.  His portfolio is a harrowing account of bravery and survival. Outstanding work, Michael!

October 31, 2018



Field Trip to the Dodge Poetry Festival

On Friday, October 26st,  English teacher and Poet, Ms. Umansky took the following six students to the bi-annual Dodge Poetry Festival for Student Day in Newark, New Jersey: Nia Moore, Jenna Saevitzon, Nicole Rashkover, Anders Pryor, Cecilia Cuddy, and Sophia Graham. …

October 31, 2018



York Prep Student in Fencing World Cup Win

  Congratulation to sophomore Ethan Kushnernik as he traveled this past weekend to represent Team USA during the fencing Cadet World Cup in Klagenfurt, Austria. Out of a team of four, Ethan has the distinction of being the youngest member …

October 29, 2018




Commencement 2018

How are your dinner table conversations?

Science and Everyday Life

What does one do with Algebra?

Can History help the present?

Lin-Manuel Miranda at York


Headmaster’s Thoughts November 2018

(With kind help from Dr. Chuck Kaszynski.) A word about our building. When Jayme and I started York Prep in 1969, we occupied the former premises of the New York College of Music. This college flourished in three brownstones on East 85th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. They had been reconfigured into very small practice spaces. By knocking down the walls between these rooms, the result was an internal space that at times resembled a rabbit warren. One had to go through some rooms to get to others. New York College of Music moved up to the old…

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