Our goal for students is unwavering integrity, a desire to learn in a rigorous academic environment, and enthusiastic participation in community life. We make leaders, joiners, and achievers. York boasts a diverse curriculum, outstanding faculty, and exceptional arts and sports programs in the heart of Lincoln Center.
Fall 2020-2021
York Prep is open for on-site learning. An option for remote learning is also available to students who wish to stay home.
Please click here to learn about the details of our reopening plan.
You can also refer to our COVID-19 Information and Resources page for the latest news.

Read Headmaster Ronald Stewart's letter to York Prep Parents, which was written on the first day of school.

Admissions Update

York Prep is now fully back-to-school (click here for the latest on our reopening plan).  We are prepared for new ways to meet and engage with prospective families this fall.  The Admissions season for the 2021-22 school year is officially in motion, with our application now available online.  After submitting an application you will be prompted to select a Zoom interview time slot and upload all supporting documents. If conditions allow, we will invite your child to visit York for an informal assessment.
We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child – and helping you to get to know us – through a safe, welcoming, and transparent admissions process focused around our applying families' needs and questions. 

During this unique admissions season we are changing as little as possible. However, York Prep has decided to make a few adjustments for 2020: 
  • formal standardized testing, ISEE or SSAT, is not required, but can be submitted
  • all interviews will be held virtually 
  • no creative writing piece required
  • digital materials will be sent to families for an informal academic assessment conducted during virtual interviews
All Jumpstart applications must be supported by an up to date Neuropsychological and/or psychoeducational evaluation.
In addition to an evaluation, an IEP can be submitted as another supporting document.
Over the coming weeks and months, we encourage you to reach out to the admissions team at any time, join us for a virtual open house, view the virtual school tour (coming soon), and look over the digital admissions materials.  We look forward to getting the chance to “meet” and talk soon.

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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: October 2020

    Welcome to my Headmaster’s Thoughts for the new school year. They are normally lighter than this piece, and usually, I aim to make you smile. But not these, because I am writing them in our second week.  There are not many schools opening “in a regular manner” as we are. “Regular manner” means that we will have classes at the normal school times five days a week for the whole year (if possible).  We are also offering our parents the choice of keeping their children home and Zooming into each class where two cameras are available to each teacher so that those at home can see the smart board (and other members of their class) as well as the teacher. Some schools are offering less than five days a week, and others are going completely online with Zoom or an equivalent distance-learning model. We are opening fully and in compliance with all the guidelines of the CDC. Optimism is a great quality, and we have been preparing for months. With good fortune, we can pull this all off. By the time you read this piece, you will know more if this effort is successful.
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