Get Started on Your Summer Reading

Check out the Summer Reading Program for the 2018 – 2019 school year and find a few books to sink your teeth into! There are specialized lists of fiction and non-fiction works for both the Upper and Middle schools curated …

June 15, 2018

 

 

York Prep Graduation Video Coming Soon!

Yet another school year has drawn to a close and as all of our students and teachers begin their exciting summer vacations, we look back on our end of year celebrations. The biggest celebration marking the end of the school …

June 15, 2018

 

 

May Athletes of the Month

Male: Chris Rupp Freshman, Chris Rupp, is a very skillful 1st singles player on the Boys Varsity tennis team. His confidence, commitment, knowledge, work ethic, power and strategic mindset, is what makes him one of the top tennis players in …

June 1, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – June 2018

2018 Graduation Speech Let me add my congratulations to the Class of 2018. A bright and energetic Class who have led the School Student Community for the last year.  I want also to congratulate your families who have contributed to …

June 1, 2018

 

 

What Are The Chances: York Probability Fair Fun

The Second Annual Probability Fair was held on Tuesday, May 22nd in the gym. The fair will ran for the entirety of the day and all classes were encouraged to visit at their leisure. Just like last year’s carnival style …

May 30, 2018

 

 

Art Teacher Selected for Blue Mountain Gallery Show

After submitting artwork samples for 10 years to Blue Mountain Gallery in Chelsea, York Prep art teacher Gary Schwartz finally hit the mark. The following painting will be included in the Juried Summer Show from July 10 – 28 at Blue …

May 29, 2018

 

 

WYRK Offers Great Test Taking Tips

With final exams starting this week, the latest episode of WYRK couldn’t have come at a better time. Presenting great tips for taking tests and a bit of comedic relief, it’s all you need to get through the last few …

May 29, 2018

 

 

Freshmen Attend Poetry Intensive at Sarah Lawrence

Ninth graders, Nia Moore and Nicole Rashkover were selected by Ms. Umansky to attend the High School Poetry Intensive on Saturday May 5th at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY.  The day involved several workshops with published poets, and teenagers …

May 21, 2018

 

 

York Prep’s First Dance Recital Streamed Live

After practicing in and after school for weeks, York Prep dance students performed a recital for the entire school on Thursday, May 17. Having studied with Performing Arts Department Chair Ms. Fiona Hutchison and dance teacher Mr. Lance Martin all …

May 19, 2018

 

 

The Paw is Back With A Farewell to Principal Viscusi

This year’s Spring issue of The Paw is back with plenty of in-depth articles including a well written interview with the outgoing principal, Mr. Art Viscusi. Advised by English teacher Ms. Hilary Hersh, the staff of The Paw did yet …

May 17, 2018

 

 

York Prep Dance Program Flourishes

The robust arts department at York Prep has, for years, put great emphasis on visual arts, from paintings to ceramics, to even film-making. In more recent years, the performing arts half of the department has grown tremendously, continuously producing better …

May 14, 2018

 

 

New Issue of Genesis Bigger Than Ever

After a year of receiving more submissions than ever before, the staff of Genesis had a difficult task. Putting together this year’s annual literary magazine meant picking out the best of the best. The staff compiled a great collection of …

May 8, 2018

 

 

April Athletes of the Month

As the school year reaches towards it’s end and the spring sports season picks up steam, all of our York athletes are playing hard and doing their best. Two of these talented student athletes have done a particularly good job …

May 7, 2018

 

 

Little Women Impresses Audiences

During a period of movements regarding women’s rights and female empowerment like #MeToo and #TimesUp, a musical about four young sisters and their passage from childhood into womanhood seems fitting. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, this musical …

May 4, 2018

 

 

College Attendance List for the Class of 2018

With the last day of classes, finals, prom and commencement approaching, we are happy to announce the college placements of our senior class. Although they have been accepted to many colleges, at this point, this is where the seniors have …

May 3, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – May 2018

Three Blind Mice. Three Blind Mice. See how they run! See how they run! They all run after the Farmer’s wife Who cut off their tails with a carving knife. Did you ever see such a sight in your life? …

May 1, 2018

 

 

Thirty-Third Annual Athletic Banquet

On Friday, April 27, the York Prep Athletic Department celebrated York Prep’s 33rd annual sports awards event. Called the “Breakfast of Champions” the event included a catered meal fit to start of any day. With plates full of pancakes, sausage, …

April 27, 2018

 

 

Eighth Graders Take Over the Capitol

At the start of the month, the annual trip to Washington D.C. led by Mr. Art Viscusi went off without a hitch. Scheduled for April 4-6, Mr. Viscusi looked forward to taking yet another class of 8th graders to the …

April 27, 2018

 

 

York Music Teacher in NY Musical Festival

York Prep Music Teacher Mr. Thomas Hodges has  exciting news about his musical Sonata 1962.  Thanks to the Arch and Bruce Foundation which has awarded him a grant for the production, Sonata 1962 is being done this summer at the …

April 23, 2018

 

 

A Brand New WYRK is Here!

It’s Friday at York Prep which means the end of another week and a brand new WRYK episode is hitting your screens. Today’s WYRK gets back to being “completely ridiculous,” according to the WYRK team, with some “fake news” about a …

April 13, 2018

 

 

English Teacher’s Poem Published in New York Times

York Prep head of the English department and an accomplished poet, Leah Umansky was featured in the New York Times Magazine section this past weekend. The poem, from her new collection, “The Barbarous Century,” draws inspiration from HBO’s hit fantasy television …

April 10, 2018

 

 

March Athlete of the Month

Here is the March Athlete of the Month. Though we only have one due to the liminted number of school days and contests in March, Andrew Shaz more than makes up for it! Seventh Grader, Andrew Shaz is a member …

April 6, 2018

 

 

Freshman Wins National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Two months ago, freshman Philip Winter garnered the attention and respect of the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards jurors for his impressive artistic creations. He won Gold and Silver key for two revolutionary war uniforms he made and waited patiently to …

April 5, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – April 2018

The overall wisdom of W.C. Fields is debatable. An alcoholic movie star, most of whose performances on screen he made while intoxicated, Fields created a role for himself as the quintessential misanthrope who behaved badly to those less fortunate than …

April 1, 2018

 

 

York Senior Wins First Prize in Golden Classical Music Awards

The New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition recognizes talented musicians and performers of all nationalities and ages. The purpose of this music competition is “to discover artists of outstanding personality and provide awards which can help to launch …

March 23, 2018

 

 

Students Protest Gun Violence with National School Walkout

To mark the one-month anniversary of the deadly February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida, York Prep School joined the national school walkout. The student-organized nationwide plan to walk out of school for 17 minutes demands state and local representatives address …

March 14, 2018

 

 

Mandarin Students Explore Chinatown

Escorted by teachers Ms. Ruan, Mr. Abreu, Ms. Hersh, a special field trip started with a ride on the B train down to Grand Street. Twenty students taking Mandarin from 8th to 12th grade visited Chinatown on Thursday, March 8. …

March 13, 2018

 

 

February Athletes of the Month

Male: Benny Mermelstein Eighth grader, Benny Mermelstein, was instrumental in the success of the Middle School Basketball team this season. He led the team in steals, rebounds, and points. He also matured over the course of the season with his …

March 2, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – March 2018

I remember an old line…”If you want to be served at a restaurant, take a table near a waiter.” The joke was that the advice was futile because waiters move and tables do not.  That is the problem with most …

March 1, 2018

 

 

Students Share Talent in Out Loud Mid-Winter Showcase

When the clock struck 5:00 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, February 15, the chapel was filled with students ready to perform. English teacher Mr. Ethan Pennington welcomed everyone to the 6th Annual Out Loud Midwinter Showcase. As in years …

February 16, 2018

 

 

Girls Varsity Basketball Undefeated ISAL Champs

The 2017-2018 Girls Varsity Basketball Team has had an undefeated season. With every practice and game, the girls brought their talent, enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication to the court. Coaches Turcio and Fazio, as well as senior captains Maya Finard …

February 15, 2018

 

 

Sixth Grader Plays at New York Open Exhibition

Sixth grader Summer Chandler had the honor of being selected to play at the opening night exhibition game of the first New York Open ATP World Tour Tennis Tournament. At NYCB Live’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum this past Sunday, Summer played in …

February 15, 2018

 

 

2nd Annual History Day

The History Department took over Room 405 on Tuesday, February 13, for York’s second ever History Day exposition and competition. You might recall last year’s “science fair for history” where students completed the kind of research they would for papers, and …

February 14, 2018

 

 

Freshman Recognized by NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For the second year in a row, the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has seen fit to award one of York Prep’s talented artists. This time, freshman Philip Winter has garnered the attention and respect of the jurors for …

February 12, 2018

 

 

WYRK Congratulates Girls Basketball Team

For the second week in a row, WYRK is coming to our screens. Once again blessing viewers with the fun little segment entitled York Safari with Jack, this episode starts with a laugh. However, the start of this week’s episode …

February 9, 2018

 

 

The Last Five Years – Two Performances Only!

Don’t miss out on the chance to see senior Sarah Warshavsky and freshman Jack Flesher perform a workshop production of The Last Five Years. Reserve your tickets as soon as possible because seats are going fast!

February 7, 2018

 

 

Social Studies Super Bowl 15

Monday, February 5, just a day after the Philadelphia Eagles won the 52nd NFL Superbowl, York Prep held their own. The 15th Social Studies Superbowl, hosted by history teacher Mr. Michael Roper, brought grades 8-12 down to the Pantherdome to …

February 6, 2018

 

 

January Athletes of the Month

Another month has gone by and another two students have proven themselves to be above the pack in both athleticism and sportsmanship. Our January athletes of the month are: Male: Marshall Richardson As a senior, Marshall continues to build and …

February 6, 2018

 

 

First WYRK of 2018

As we’ve settled into the new year and finally made it through the longest January ever, we’re happy to share the latest installment of WYRK. Featuring the interviewing skills of a couple of talented sixth graders, this episode opens with …

February 2, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – February 2018

The news that the Lincoln Plaza Cinema is closing at the end of January, is depressing to those of us who live and work in the Lincoln Center area.  We, at York, take our cultural and entertainment opportunities somewhat for …

February 1, 2018

 

 

Candygrams Are Here!

We’ve made it through the first month of the new year and 2018 is proving to be a special treat. But, with “special treats” in mind, the York Prep SGO is excited to announce that candygrams are here! In preparation …

January 31, 2018

 

 

December Athletes of the Month

It may be a new year but we’ve still got a bit of unfinished business from the last one, namely, our announcement of the December Student Athletes of the Month. Male: Shane Fisher Seventh grader, Shane Fisher, has been instrumental …

January 23, 2018

 

 

Congratulations Genesis!

Once again, York Prep’s award-winning literary magazine, Genesis, proves itself to be among the best of the best. Last year’s 2017 Spring issue of Genesis won first place from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) in their annual contest and review …

January 18, 2018

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – January 2018

Happy New Year – I mean it.  Happy New Year!  Start the New Year whenever you wish. It certainly does not have to be January 1st.  If your New Year is in September (you are probably Jewish), then Happy New …

January 1, 2018

 

 

Faculty & Student Basketball Game Ends in Draw

Just before the last day of the Fall semester, the faculty and students went head-to-head in a heated basketball competition reminiscent of the legendary Bulls vs. Knicks rivalry. A large number of students, many from the school’s basketball team, all …

December 22, 2017

 

 

The Paw’s Winter Issue Gives a Behind the Scenes Look

This winter issue of the York Prep School Newspaper The Paw reports on a wide range of topics with thorough coverage and excellent writing. From the supply drives for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas and Puerto Rico …

December 20, 2017

 

 

English Students Experience One of Shakespeare’s Funniest Comedies Live

On Thursday, December 14th, Ms. Umansky’s 10-1 and 10-H English classes, were lucky enough to see Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night at Classic Stage Company Theater  in the East Village.  After nearly finishing reading Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in class, the both …

December 18, 2017

 

 

WYRK At It Again

Please enjoy this latest installment in the WYRK series. Released this morning and played during homeroom throughout the school, this episode is plenty funny. The short video features “one of the most difficult jobs at York as it trains its …

December 15, 2017