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English Students Experience One of Shakespeare’s Funniest Comedies Live

On Thursday, December 14th, Ms. Umansky’s 10-1 and 10-H English classes, were lucky enough to see Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night at Classic Stage Company Theater  in the East Village.  After nearly finishing reading Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in class, the both …

December 18, 2017



WYRK At It Again

Please enjoy this latest installment in the WYRK series. Released this morning and played during homeroom throughout the school, this episode is plenty funny. The short video features “one of the most difficult jobs at York as it trains its …

December 15, 2017



Pep Rally Recognizes Student Athletes and Lifts School Spirit

To recognize fall sports teams and their accomplishments in the last season, the York Prep SGO hosted another one of its spirited school-wide pep rallys.  With the secondary purpose of encouraging students to come to the basketball game that same …

December 14, 2017



Eight Graders Celebrate All-Time Bestselling Author Agatha Christie

Last Wednesday,  Ms. Umansky’s 8H English class went on a field trip to Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side, for a special Celebration of Agatha Christie as part of their Selected Shorts program. This was after the class read …

December 12, 2017




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Headmaster’s Thoughts – December 2017

I notice that mixed doubles in curling may be a new Winter Olympic sport in 2018. Cannot wait! All that brushing is so exciting. And the coed factor will surely add a thrill. It seems to me that the Winter Olympics need some new excitement injected into them to appeal to couch potatoes like me. I asked Jayme and she suggested speed turkey buying at Whole Foods. All the contestants would line up and then off they would go, avoiding the sushi bar, steering round the Christmas Pudding purchasers (or is it “Holiday Pudding” now?) and getting a minimum 12…

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