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

 

 

Next Stop Ancient Egypt

The entire seventh grade spent a whole day at the met but it wasn’t your typical tour through the extensive collections and wings that take up more than 2,000,000 square feet. Rather, on Wednesday, October 5, the students and their chaperones, …

October 18, 2016

 

 

WYRK is Here!

Good morning Panthers! WYRK presents what they consider to be “a fairly special episode” according to club faculty advisor Mr. Lane Choplin. “We don’t usually do too much in the way of politics, but after getting two scripts from kids …

October 14, 2016

 

 

Fall Field Day

As the colder autumn weather begins to settle in, York students and faculty alike look back fondly on the beautiful sunshine of  Wednesday, September 28 that marked the school’s annual Fall Field Day. The entire student body along with their …

October 10, 2016

 

 

Athletes of the Month

Ben Kotran Senior Ben Kotran ran his first three meets in the month of September already qualifying for the ISAL Championship. The races take place at Van Cortlandt Park, a tough hilly course that is one of the most well-known …

October 5, 2016

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – October 2016

It is an interesting fact that I never feel as good on a Saturday morning as I do on a weekday morning.  I get up at my usual time in order to walk the dog in the park, but then, …

October 1, 2016

 

 

Beekeeping in NYC

You may have known that the big apple holds over eight million people, but did you know it also has tens of thousands of busy pollinators? Friends of York Prep know that our rooftop apiary is doing it’s part to …

September 28, 2016

 

 

York Goes for the Gold

Faculty Advisers Leah Umansky and Danica Radeka are proud to announce that Genesis, York Prep’s student literary and art magazine has achieved a Gold Medalist status with All-Columbian Honors from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for last year’s 2016 …

September 28, 2016

 

 

Introducing the Clubs and Activities

There was a great deal of enthusiasm in the York Prep gymnasium last Friday afternoon. No, not because of a trilling sporting event (though that did happen later) but because of the Clubs and Activities Fair that took place throughout …

September 26, 2016

 

 

York Art Teacher Featured in Creativebloch Magazine

One of the foremost cultural and artistic hubs in the entire world, New York City is home to many great innovators and artists. York Prep is proud to recognize one of these very talented minds as one of our own, …

September 22, 2016

 

 

Blue vs. Gold

With “Eye of the Tiger” blasting over the loudspeakers, York Prep’s very first town hall meeting of the new school year proved to be a very loud and smashing success. On Wednesday, September 14, exactly a week after the start …

September 14, 2016

 

 

College Guidance Made Easy

A week earlier than usual, parents of York Prep’s senior class came out in earnest to get the ball rolling on the this year’s college application season. On the evening of Thursday, September 8, a slew of York moms and …

September 9, 2016

 

 

Orientations During the Last Days of Summer

On Tuesday, September 6, just one day before the start of classes, the new 6th, 7th and 8th grade students visited York Prep for their official orientation and they had an awesome time!  These young students had the opportunity to …

September 6, 2016

 

 

Congrats to the Newlyweds

Congratulations and best wishes are in order for some of our very talented and beloved York Prep faculty members. In the past year a lot of changes have given cause for celebration including retirements, babies and weddings like that of …

September 3, 2016

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – September 2016

Welcome to the new school year at York Prep!  With these September Thoughts, I want to particularly welcome our new families. I started writing these essays in 2004 so that my students (I teach all of the seniors) could critique …

September 1, 2016

 

 

Fencing in Ponce

The eyes of the entire world were on the Rio games this summer, when America was able to bring 121 olympic medals home. Four of those medals were from fencing. During the competitions, twenty two year old Alexander Massialas became the …

August 31, 2016

 

 

40 West 68th Gets a Fresh Look

After a summer of cleaning, repainting, sawing, hammering, and drilling, York Prep’s got a fresh new look. Entering the building, all returning students and faculty members will notice the eye-opening lobby with it’s adjustable lighting and brighter wall color. But the …

August 20, 2016

 

 

Teachers Make the Most of the Summer

This summer, art teacher Mr. Gary Schwartz, received the excellent news that one of his pieces was selected to be in a group show at gallery in the heart of DUMBO on Front Street. “CYCLONE,” pictured above, will be featured in a magazine accompanying …

August 15, 2016

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – August 2016

Do you ever get carried away in the spirit of the moment?  Have you ever made a decision that you wanted to change the next day?  No, I am not talking about the British public and Brexit, although I easily …

August 1, 2016