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Fast Facts York Prep at a Glance

List of 10 items.

  • 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

York Prep Student Stories

The Latest Headmaster's Thoughts

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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: January 2023

    This being the beginning of a New Year, let me wish all of our readers a very joyous 2023. After 18 years of writing these monthly thoughts, I proposed to Jeremy Clarke, with who I share an office and, indeed, running the school, that I delegate to him the writing of this month’s thoughts. He agreed, so here they are:
     
    I am grateful to Mr. Stewart for offering me the baton this month, and especially to do so at the beginning of the New Year. School days between September and December are always the most intense, in my view. These are our two shortest quarters, during which the weather becomes frigid, seniors anxiously await responses from their Early Decision schools, and we squeeze in Field Day, Halloween, International Dinner, two Wellness Days, the fall play, and Midterms among much else. I am sure the students join the teachers in welcoming this holiday break. We look ahead now to a semester with a little more room to breathe. To me, January to June always feels a little like climbing down the other side of the mountain.
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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.