York Prep Celebrates its 50th Year!

On June 13th, York Prep School welcomed over 500 alumni, administrators, and honored past faculty who were in attendance to honor Mr. and Mrs. Stewart on their celebratory 50th Anniversary of York Prep School. The opportunity for old and new …

June 18, 2019

50 Reasons Why Our Parents Love Our Teachers

York Prep teachers play such a significant role in the lives of our student body and we are thankful for all that they do every single day. They play a pivotal role in student’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of …

June 12, 2019

Behind the Generosity by Ethan Pennington

As part of our study of the memoir A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, I took my students to the United Nations Headquarters to learn about the role it served in resolving the conflict in Sierra Leone and rehabilitating …

May 22, 2019

2x ISAL Girls Varsity Basketball Champions

  A goal was set and conquered! Last year the girls’ varsity basketball team completed the season undefeated in the league and went on to win the ISAL championship. This year, the exact same feat was accomplished. The girls’ varsity …

February 14, 2019

Seniors go to the Opera

For the tenth year, the entire Senior Class went to a working rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera for the day. They saw the amazing soprano, Pretty Yende, in Donizetti’s ‘’La Fille du Regiment’’. The Met have always been generous to …

February 6, 2019

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

York Alum Joins UC Berkley Organization to Launch Rocket

York Prep alum Alexander “Sasha” Khazatsky (2017) graduated on the Headmaster’s List. Now he’s helping to build and launch a rocket. In high school, Sasha always had STEM related side projects to research and work on in his free time. Where high …

October 13, 2017

2017 Graduation Videos

Are you a friend of a 2017 York Prep graduate? Maybe a relative who couldn’t make it to the ceremony? A recent alum and college undergrad, still swamped with finals when May 24th rolled around? Whoever you maybe and for …

June 15, 2017

York Alum and Clark University Grad Joins Peace Corps

Twenty-five year old York alum Benjamin Reid is about to embark on a life changing experience with the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps sends Americans with a passion for service abroad to work with communities and create lasting change. On …

June 12, 2017

York Alumna Gives Speech at Hobart Williams Smith Colleges Commencement

York Alumna Sydney Gomez, from the Class of 2013, has spent the past four years attending Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges. As an active and well-liked student during her time at York, Sydney’s teachers expected great things from her. Earlier …

May 31, 2017

Seniors Say Sayonara

It was a warm and sunny afternoon when 62 of some of York Prep’s finest students congregated at 10West 68th Street at Central Park West  in preparation for their commencement exercises. Bedecked in blue caps and gowns, yellow tassels swaying with …

May 27, 2016

York Alum High Scorer in NCAA March Madness Game

  In the March Madness matchup between the Manhattan Jaspers and Hampton Pirates, York Alum Shane Richards was the high scorer of the night. On the evening of Tuesday, March 17, the Manhattan College junior scored a game total of 17 points, …

March 18, 2015

Photographer and York Alumnus in Modern Luxury Manhattan

As ever, York Prep continues to find reasons for praise when it comes to the school’s many students and their burgeoning talents. The same can always also be said for York Prep alum that go on to impress long after …

March 9, 2015

York Prep Alum Go On to March Madness

For the second consecutive year, a York Prep graduate has played Varsity Basketball for a top-flight college team that made it to the N.C.A.A. Tournament’s Final Four (“March Madness”). Last year, Griffin Hoffman (Class of 2009) played for Syracuse University, …

April 8, 2014

Come to York Prep’s 45th Anniversary Reunion Celebration!

Alumni and former faculty: Please join us for York Prep’s 45th Anniversary Reunion Celebration! Saturday, May 10, 2014 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. York Prep School 40 West 68th Street New York, NY  10023 Click here to R.S.V.P. (Please respond …

April 7, 2014

Blog Debut by Recent Grad Sam Weintraub

York Prep congratulates Sam Weintraub, Class of 2013, on his first published blog post! https://www.statfuse.com/blog/5-unique-ways-to-spend-your-summer-vacation/  

July 16, 2013

Mariana Bull ’07 Whips Up Brazilian Delicacies

Mariana Bull, Class of 2007, is Head Chef at Brasilina in Hell’s Kitchen. The restaurant is co-owned by Mariana, her mother, and her brother. Check out this video about Brasilina, with a voice-over by Mariana. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnqp84_brasilina-video-manhattan-ny-restaurants_shortfilms#.Ucynn_nCaSo

June 27, 2013

Jonathan Levine Reports from China

Read Jonathan Levine’s special report on China for CNN.

May 30, 2013

Alexis Rockman’s Artwork for “Life of Pi”

Read about Alexis Rockman’s artwork for the Oscar-nominated movie, “Life of Pi.”

February 12, 2013

Emmy Nominations Earned by 1977 Alum

Congratulations to Phil Abraham, Class of 1977, for his accomplishments in the AMC show Mad Men. Emmy nomination: Outstanding Cinematography for a One-hour Series – 2008 (“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” – Pilot)*Winner* Emmy nomination: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series …

January 7, 2013

News from Bibi Borthwick, Class of 2009

BIBI CORNEJO BORTHWICK Hey! The past few months have been crazy. I’ve really been taking the time to shoot. Aside from all this, my boyfriend and I relaunched his company CNNCTD+  in collaboration with our friends at Playbutton and HBO’s How to Make It in …

June 14, 2012

Limor (Nachmias) Tomer ’78 Named Director at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Read about Limor (Nachmias) Tomer ’78 and her appointment as Manager of Concerts & Lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Limor Tomer Named New Concerts & Lectures General Manager at Metropolitan Museum Metropolitan Museum Names Manager of Concerts and …

April 25, 2012

Robert Goldberg, Class of 1981

Read about Joe Goldberg and the Upper West Side mainstay, Harry’s Shoes, which now is run by his son Robert, Class of 1981.

April 1, 2012

York Prep Mourns Loss of Neal Neuhaus

The York Prep community mourns the passing of Mr. Neal Neuhaus, our beloved math teacher, friend, and mentor at York Prep for 35 years. Contributions to the York Prep Scholarship Foundation in Honor of Neal Neuhaus would be appreciated and …

January 4, 2012

Updated news from Mitchell Schorr

Please join Mitchell Schorr on October 13, 7 -10 pm,  for an open studio party on the occasion of THE 7TH ANNUAL FASHION CENTER ARTS FESTIVAL! At Mitchell Schorr Studios 520 8th Ave (36TH – 37TH STREET )12 floor NY …

October 5, 2011

Henry (Hank) Meer, Class of 1974

Read about Henry (Hank) Meer, notable restauranteur, and his professional accomplishments as well as his charitable work.

July 1, 2011

Mitchell Schorr ’90 – Now Showing!

Now Showing !! The Fashion Center BID is pleased to present the window display of “Flying Soles and Paintings” by Mitchell Schorr & Lincoln’s NY In the Fashion Center Space for Public Art Located in the window display at 215 West 38th Street in …

January 29, 2011

Class of 1985 Reunion!

Lindsay Shannon ’85 informs us that the members of the Class of 1985 are getting together. Date Saturday, November 6, 2010 Time 7:00 p.m. Place The Collective Restaurant & Bar 1 Little West 12th Street, at Ninth Avenue Contact Lindsay …

September 28, 2010

Alumni Honored by Syracuse Univ. Athletics

Read about Griffin Hoffman, Class of 2009, who has been named to Syracuse University’s 2010 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. https://www.suathletics.com/news/2010/6/30/ADHonor6.30.10.aspx?path=mbasket

July 30, 2010

Yannis Pappas ’94 Makes ‘Em Laugh

Yannis Pappas is one of the fastest rising stars in the New York comedy scene. Yannis and his writing have been featured on VH1’s Best Week Ever, BET’s106th and Park, MTV, National Lampoon Live and Comedy Central.  He has performed standup comedy all …

March 2, 2010

Update: Randy Simon ’77

Randy Simon, Class of 1977, is happily married and has two sons. He currently lives in sunny south Florida and is the CEO of ABC Telecom Group. Randy wants everyone to know he is doing well but misses York Prep.

March 2, 2010

Update: Myron Marx ’71

Myron Marx, Class of 1971, is happy and healthy and continues as an Interventional Radiologist in San Francisco, where he has been in private practice for the last 25 years. Myron has two sons, 18 and 20.  Having divorced after a …

March 2, 2010

Update: Limor Nachmias Tomer ’78

Limor Tomer, née Nachmias, Class of 1978, lives in New York city with her partner and their 7-year-old daughter. Limor says she is working hard at two (actually, closer to three) jobs, which include Executive Producer for Music at WNYC/WQXR and Adjunct …

March 2, 2010

Update: Jessica Zive Rohm ’72

Jessica Zive Rohm, Class of 1972, has published two novels, Make Me an Offer and Tender Offer, with a third novel on the way. Reviewers of Jessica’s novels say she “weaves a fast-paced tale laced with humor, romance, and suspense” (A Customer at Amazon.com).   Jessica’s daughter, …

March 2, 2010

Mitchell Schorr ’90 Creates World-inspired Art

“Growing up in New York City I have always had a love for public art works,” says Mitchell Schorr, class of 1990. “I make art works that become part of the environment and feel like they belong in the space.” Mitchell …

March 2, 2010

Phil Abraham ’77 directs “Mad Men”

York Prep is proud to congratulate one of its own, Phil Abraham (Class of 1977). Phil directed the season premier of the Emmy-winning AMC drama, “Mad Men.” The show aired on Sunday, August 16, at 10:00 p.m. We look forward …

August 18, 2009

Class of 1989 20th Reunion!

Class of 1989 20th Reunion!

May 12, 2009

York Prep Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The past, present, and future of York Prep School came together during a decade-spanning 40 th anniversary reunion on Saturday afternoon, September 27, 2008. More than 300 alumni and teachers joined school founders Ronald and Jayme Stewart in the gymnasium, chatted animatedly …

September 29, 2008

20th Anniversary Brings Together Class of ’88

The Class of 1988 held its 20th reunion at York Prep on June 21, 2008, which was the first time many of us had seen one another since we graduated. Danny Kivelson flew in from northern California; Manju Pradhan traveled …

June 21, 2008

Berl Jones ’81 Promoted

Berl Jones ’81 was recently promoted to Federal Senior Executive Service (SES) within the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Specifically, he was appointed Director of the Individual Assistance Division within the Disaster Assistance Directorate. Berl has …

May 28, 2008

Letter from Amelia Froom ’94

My name is Amelia Froom, and I’m a graduate of 1994. I had gotten kicked out of the school I attended from pre-school up to the 10th grade. That school was the only school I was familiar with; I was …

March 19, 2008

The Class of 1996 Reunites

Members of the class of 1996 had their 10-year reunion at York Prep in June. We all enjoyed seeing the new building and spending time with old friends. Some of us had not seen each other since graduation. We could …

February 13, 2008

What About Me?

If you are interested in hosting and organizing your class reunion, please contact Jacqueline Leber, Class of 1996, atjleber@yorkprep.org . If you have started a new career, gotten married, had a family, or been on some exotic adventure, we want to …

February 11, 2008

Alumni Profile: James De La Vega – Class of 1990

James De La Vega grew up in “Spanish Harlem” where, according to James, many of the local kids most admired the neighborhood drug dealers. James says that this was not because they wanted to sell drugs; they did not believe …

February 10, 2008

Alumni Profile: LaTanya Harry – Class of 1997

When speaking of York, LaTanya said, “It was the best time of my life. York allowed me to be myself.” Unlike her friends at other schools, La Tanya felt she was able to blossom at her own pace. She felt …

February 9, 2008