A Middle School Curriculum That Prepares Students for Success
At York Prep, we believe that every student has the drive and ambition to achieve academic excellence and develop the skills necessary to succeed in all walks of life. In order to help motivate all our students to reach their goals, we have designed our middle school curriculum to encourage students to apply themselves to their full potential. Our curriculum makes us one of the best middle schools in New York City.
Our middle school serves grades six through eight, and the courses are comprised of small classes, allowing us to effectively monitor the academic progress of our students while providing support on an individual basis. When our staff notices that a student is either excelling in a course or having difficulty with a subject, they are able to provide them with the proper direction they need. York’s Middle School Technology/STEM curriculum allows students to investigate and explore advanced information technologies that facilitate and promote individualized learning opportunities. Our world language curriculum includes courses in French, American Sign Language, and Spanish.
Courses and Materials Selected on an Individual Basis
In both our middle school and upper school courses, students are organized into academic tracks—e.g. Honors, Level 1, Level 2—that provide challenge and opportunities for growth appropriate to skill level. Placement is typically determined by past performance, teacher recommendations, and standardized test scores.
As a result of our academic tracking system, our students are always placed in classes that are rigorous yet accessible. Our teachers strive to foster critical thinking and intellectual initiative while also making sure that students feel supported in their academic pursuits. This allows us to ensure that every student enrolled in our middle school is able to prepare for upper school while also enjoying the social dynamics of the York Prep environment.