New WYRK

It’s that time of the week again! The day we’ve all been waiting for…Friday! And what is the best part of Friday? The chance to view a brand new episode of York’s WYRK, of course. With this week’s much appreciated …

March 17, 2017

Out Loud Presents Winter Showcase

As per recent tradition English teacher Mr. Ethan Pennington and the Out Loud club gathered up the brightest talents at York Prep for their biannual showcase. Much like the school musicals and publications like Genesis, the Out Loud club provides students …

March 17, 2017

Pi Day Postponed for Snow Day

March 14 also known as “Pi Day” (3.14) was originally slotted as a dress down day for all students and faculty who purchased a special “Pi Day” t-shirt (the proceeds of which were designated as a donation to a childhood …

March 16, 2017

York Junior Competes in Championships at Ocean Breeze

Junior, Marshall Richardson, has accomplished a feat none can recall in any recent memory of York Prep’s rich athletic history. On a very windy and cold Saturday morning in March, athletes from across the state of New York came to …

March 13, 2017

February Athletes of the Month

Nick Mancuso Senior, Nick Mancuso led the team in points, steals and assists, per game, for the season. His leadership and competitive drive helped set the tone for an undefeated regular season title. His passion continued throughout the NYSAIS Tournament, …

March 3, 2017

Headmaster’s Thoughts – March 2017

These “Thoughts”, now in their 12th year, began when my children became curious about my family’s history. The pieces I wrote for them stressed the random nature of luck in my life. How I grew up, how I met their …

March 1, 2017

Student Art Recognized at Metropolitan Museum of Art

In addition to receiving Silver Key and Honorable Mention awards for her writing, senior Haewon Lee was recently granted awards for her art by the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. One of her three winning submissions will be shown at the Metropolitan Museum …

February 14, 2017

Sophomore Attends A Presidential Evening

In a star-studded gala at the Kennedy Center Opera House on December 4, pianist Martha Argerich, Al Pacino, rock band the Eagles, and musicians James Taylor and Mavis Staples were commemorated at the 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors. Looking very presidential, Mr. …

February 10, 2017

York Holds First Ever History Day!

The History Department took over the gym on Wednesday, February 8, for York’s inaugural History Day exposition and competition. You might be wondering what exactly a “History Day” might entail yet the short answer is simple. As department chair Mr. …

February 9, 2017

Seniors Win Social Studies Super Bowl XIII

For the thirteenth year in a row, York Prep hosts its annual  Superbowl among the four high school classes. On Friday, February 3, before the NFL Superbowl, our students had a showdown of their own with jeopardy-style social studies trivia. The freshmen, sophomores, …

February 7, 2017

English Class Delves into Novels of New York

On Thursday, February 2, a class of seniors took a practical approach to experiencing their subject matter. After reading Whitman’s “Scenes from Last Night” and “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” the students are now studying the novel Ragtime. To bring the story to life, English teacher …

February 6, 2017

AP Bio Gets Hands On

One of the largest museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History is also a scientific research and education institution, with collections of more than 32 million artifacts and specimens. This bastion of knowledge is a favorite among …

February 2, 2017

January Athletes of the Month

Zach Cohn As an Eighth Grader, Zach Cohn, has been a tremendous player for the Middle School Boys Basketball Team. His average of 20 points per game rivals not only his teammates but all athletes throughout York Prep. This is …

February 1, 2017

Headmaster’s Thoughts – February 2017

Sitting is the new tobacco. I thought it was sugar, but that was last month, and it is now definitely sitting. You cannot sit for more than 20 minutes at a time, or it is curtains for you. That is …

February 1, 2017

Model UN Travels to the City of Brotherly Love

York Prep’s Model UN team has returned from participating in the Ivy League Model United Nations Conference in Philadelphia, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania. A busy four days saw a team of 16 delegates working with nearly 3500 students …

January 31, 2017

WYRK Starts the New Year Off with Style

While the month may be drawing to a close, the Spring semester for WYRK is just getting underway! York Prep’s one and only television broadcast club is happy to bring you the first episode of WYRK for the New Year! …

January 27, 2017

Genesis Brings Home New Award

For the first time ever, English teacher and club advisor Ms. Leah Umansky submitted the school’s literary magazine, Genesis to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for consideration. Ms. Umansky was surprised to learn that the effort paid …

January 24, 2017

Prepping 9th & 10th Grade Parents

Many colleges agree that what applicants do during their summers is nearly just as important as how they perform throughout the school year. With this in mind, York Prep’s college guidance team always recommends that Upper School students get an …

January 23, 2017

Sixth Grader Composes Election-based Orchestral Piece

Sixth grader and York honor roll student Suvani Weerakkody began creating her own music at an early age and, as a pianist, has performed on stages as great as the famous Carnegie Hall. Her dedication to the craft has resulted …

January 20, 2017

Getting Into the Science of Food

Microbiology sounds like something most people would have to go to college and get doctorates to understand, but not so for York Prep students. Dr. Melinda Viscusi’s senior Microbiology class delves into the topic five days a week and recently …

January 18, 2017

Senior Selected for Concord Review

In approximately 9,000 words York Prep Senior Haewon Lee vividly portrays a chapter in history that many Americans probably know little to nothing about. In her essay, “Breaking Open the ‘Hermit Kingdom’ From the Dissolution of Joseon to the Splintering …

January 13, 2017

Eighth Graders Save Manhattan from Mayhem

Like the 2014 blockbuster “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” the primates are taking over. Manhattan is under siege and it is up to a group of 8th graders to save the day. No this is not the start …

January 12, 2017

Student Article Published in Shanghai Scene

Though her work has previously been printed in school publications like the literary magazine Genesis, one of our students officially made it to the big time last month! York Prep wants to congratulate Senior Isabella Ding on the publication of …

January 9, 2017

December Athletes of the Month

Gabrielle Chackman Eighth grader, Gabi Chackman, is on the Middle School Girls Basketball Team and is dedicated to learning more at each and every practice. During the very first game, she made her presence heard by rebounding and simply out …

January 8, 2017

Genesis Takes Home First Place!

The 2016 issue of York Preparatory School’s student literary and art magazine, Genesis, was awarded 1st place by the 2016 American Scholastic Press Association Contest for Student Magazines. Congratulations to all of our editorial staff, our student writers and artists …

January 5, 2017

Headmaster’s Thoughts – January 2017

The first joke that I remember was told to me in kindergarten: “What does a caterpillar do on New Year’s Day? He turns over a new leaf!” Pathetic (although I remember that I thought it was funny as a five-year-old). …

January 1, 2017

Hot off the Presses: Check Out the Paw

Filled with entertainment news, interviews and book reviews, this latest issue of the Paw is sure to please. the student run school newspaper released this well written and thought provoking issue on December 12, 2016 and by the very next …

December 14, 2016

Vocal Ensemble Spreads Cheer to Holiday Shoppers

Along Fifth Avenue, amid the hustle and bustle of city shoppers and patrons gazing at the iconic holiday window displays, the York Prep Vocal Ensemble performed a medley of festive songs and spread holiday cheer at Lord & Taylor last …

December 12, 2016

November Athletes of the Month

Jennah DeGout, as a freshman, has helped the Girls Varsity Basketball Team achieve a 2-2 overall record in the month of November. She is no stranger to being recognized as an Athlete of the Month, as she has proven herself …

December 8, 2016

WYRK Is All New!

Please enjoy the latest episode of WYRK. Please be careful out there with your phones. This is the one where Mr. Viscusi discovers he may just need an English tutor. Follow the link for four minutes of laughs! https://vimeo.com/193965887

December 3, 2016

Celebrating the Holidays with Coney Island Christmas

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies wove together nostalgia, music and merriment in this seasonal classic when it first premiered in 2012. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to a young …

December 2, 2016

Headmaster’s Thoughts – December 2016

‘Tis the season to be stressed out, Fa la la la la, la la la.   Who should we give presents to?  Have we given enough?  Will the newspaper ever be delivered again if we give too little?  Will our car …

December 1, 2016

York Prepares for Winter Wishes

The York Prep Student Government Organization (SGO), in collaboration with New York Cares, will be making Winter Wishes come true for children and teens. Winter Wishes is a program sponsored by New York Cares that fulfills Christmas wishes from children …

November 30, 2016

Middle School SGO Makes Thanksgiving Donation

After over a week of collecting canned and boxed food items from the entire student body, the front of the York Prep School lobby was overtaken by bags and boxes of donations. On Tuesday, November 22, English teacher Mr. Ethan …

November 22, 2016

Moving in on the Moving Image

On Thursday, November 10 Ms. Akula’s Art of Animation class along with Mr. Viscardi’s Film Appreciation students went on a fun and informative visit to the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image located in Astoria, Queens. The guided tour took …

November 20, 2016

Research in the Rose Reading Room

On a cloudy day like Wednesday, November 9th, there’s nothing better than cozying up to a good book. A lucky group of 9th graders can tell you the truth of that as they spent half of that day at the …

November 16, 2016

The Latest WYRK For Your Viewing Pleasure

Happy Friday and Happy Veteran’s Day! After such a boring week, we here at WYRK thought we would spice things up with a mystery thriller by seventh grader Kendall Cohen, some well-deserved phone therapy, and a news segment where the …

November 11, 2016

York Families Enjoy Music and Food From Around The World

In an ongoing tradition of sharing culture through food and music, York celebrated it’s annual International Dinner on the evening of Thursday, November 10th. As in years past, the York Prep Parents Association in partnership with the Performing Arts department, planned …

November 11, 2016

First Hike of the Year

Science teacher Ms. Ruby Disko and physical education teacher Ms. Janine Turcio had to issue an apology Monday morning for any of the 8th or 10th graders that seemed a little more sluggish than usual in the first few periods. Apparently quite …

November 7, 2016

A Special Halloween & Election Day WYRK

It may not be Friday just yet but that is no reason not to enjoy this special episode of WYRK. After the great success of Monday’s Halloween costume contest and festivities, it is only fair that the school document all …

November 3, 2016

October Athletes of the Month

Mia Zurovac Mia came to York as a sophomore, which was not an easy task, but since that time she has become a major asset to the Girls Varsity Volleyball team.  Her love for the game shines through continuously while …

November 2, 2016

Happy Halloween from York Prep!

As you may have heard, York Prep celebrated Halloween with some academics and a lot of fun. After the first two periods of Monday classes, students participated in the SGO led annual costume contest before leaving for an early lunch. As …

November 1, 2016

Headmaster’s Thoughts – November 2016

I hope, by the time this piece is printed (I always think the word “essay” is too fancy for these works.) that the election will be OVER!  Heavens, make it end!  You can have my private collection of pre-war toothbrushes …

November 1, 2016

Check Out This New WYRK!

In today’s episode of WYRK, get a look at all of the fun and games from last month’s fall Field Day and a special glimpse of Mr. Stewart’s dab. You can see it all here. Fans of WYRK should check back …

October 28, 2016

30th Anniversary Dodge Poetry Festival

For the fourth time, the largest poetry event in North America was hosted in New Jersey’s largest city when the 30th Anniversary Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival returned to Newark from Thursday, October 20th through Sunday, October 23rd. During those …

October 27, 2016

York Prep Dean Named Alumna of the Year at Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – New York resident Heather Marshall has been named Alumna of the Year at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala. She will be honored during halftime of the university’s Homecoming football game on Oct. 29. Marshall earned an …

October 26, 2016

Junior Caroline Watters Sings Anthem at MSG

Ranked 1st in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Rangers went head-to-head against the Arizona Coyotes on the evening of Sunday, October 23. Before landing their second win of the weekend with a score of 3-2, the Rangers invited a …

October 24, 2016

Following Rustic Pathways

Spanish teacher Ms. Pamela Mejia is organizing an amazing Spring Break trip to Peru through York Prep School hand in hand with Rustic Pathways. The program, which runs from March 18 through March 26, 2017, will be an international and …

October 21, 2016