York Says Goodbye to Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 has officially graduated! On Wednesday, May 24 seventy high school seniors lined up in caps and gowns ready to start a new chapter. Entering the First Church of Christ, Scientist at West 68th Street and Central Park West, …

May 25, 2017

 

 

Varsity Boys Volleyball Make State Tournament

After a remarkable regular season, the Varsity Boys Volleyball team advanced to compete in the State Tournament on Friday, May 19. It was a very special season for York Boys’ Varsity Volleyball. The team finished with an incredible record of …

May 22, 2017

 

 

Cocktail Reception and Auction Draws Large Crowd

The evening of Monday, May 15 brought the highly anticipated Blue and Gold Cocktail Reception and Auction. Friends of York Prep, along with parents and teachers, gathered at the luxury Gansevoort Park Hotel. Since it was located in bustling midtown Manhattan, the hotel …

May 19, 2017

 

 

The Paw Provides All That’s Fit to Print!

The York Prep School newspaper, The Paw, has once again gone to print! The staff of the paper distributed the Spring 2017 Issue last week on Monday, May 8. Students all had copies of the paper delivered to their homeroom …

May 16, 2017

 

 

Sophomore English Students See A Doll’s House on Broadway

On Wednesday, May 10, two sophomore classes attended a matinee performance of the Broadway play, A Doll’s House, Part 2. This new production is based on Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 play, A Doll’s House, about the Helmer family. While a previous sequel, a …

May 15, 2017

 

 

Freshman Athlete Wins Bronze at Cheerleading Worlds

Balancing school and athletics is something many York students have in common, but freshman Sway Dolan is the only one who has participated in a Cheerleading Worlds championship. Competitive cheerleader Sway Dolan has trained with the Central Jersey All-stars for years …

May 8, 2017

 

 

Spring Art Show Displays Wide Array of Talent

On the afternoon of Thursday May 4th, York Prep presented the opening of the annual Spring Art Show. The art department invited everyone to share in the joy of the creative spirit at York Prep. Students in every art class produced the thoughtful …

May 5, 2017

 

 

Field Day 2017: Panthers Enjoy New Dynamic Location

The first Wednesday in May brought with it the perfect bright and sunny weather for York’s biannual Field Day! After months of planning, students finally got to experience a day at Ivy League School and Day Camp in Smithtown. The entire school …

May 4, 2017

 

 

April Athletes of the Month

The April athletes of the month are sure to impress! Sophomore, Sam Lowe, had to step up and become a major player this month on the Varsity Boys Volleyball team. Jumping into a starting role, and often covering in the …

May 2, 2017

 

 

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Audience’s Love Spring Production of Spelling Bee

This weekend, York’s spring production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” brought the house down with riotous laughter night after night. On the evening’s on April 27-29, the cast of “Spelling Bee” was meet by full houses and …

May 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – May 2017

I was sitting in my bath (yes, I am English, I much prefer baths to showers, and the “a” in “bath” is pronounced like the “ar” in “larking”) when I suddenly remembered a quote from maybe 50 years ago. It …

May 1, 2017

 

 

Cyrano Leaves its Mark on York Seniors

The York Prep senior class got in tune with art and culture when they visited The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center for a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Students were treated to a working dress rehearsal of the opera Cyrano de Bergerac …

April 28, 2017

 

 

Genesis Gala Announces Release of Latest Issue

Another spring has come and just as “April showers bring May flowers,” so too do they bring literary magazines. The creators of Genesis, York’s literary magazine, released their latest issue on Tuesday, April 25. Amidst the rain, the spirits of …

April 26, 2017

 

 

York “Prep” Rally

In a unique hybrid celebration the York Prep SGO prepared a special assembly that was a mix of both your traditional pep rally and a school talent show. The “Prep” Rally was held on Friday, April 21st during 6th and …

April 24, 2017

 

 

Eighth Grade Visits D.C.

Bright and early at 6:30 am on Wednesday April 5, 2017 39 sleepy but excited eighth graders departed from York Preparatory School aboard a coach bus headed due south. Five hours later the students and their chaperones arrived in our …

April 12, 2017

 

 

March Athletes of the Month

Caroline Matticoli Senior, Caroline Matticoli, has been working hard on her golf game during the off-season, and it shows. After the first couple of practices, her game seems to be getting stronger in the right direction. She is returning for …

April 7, 2017

 

 

Spring Break Service Trip to Peru

In conjunction with Rustic Pathways, a group of ten York Prep Upper School Students traveled to Peru – the Land of the Inca – for a 9-day, eye-opening community service and cultural immersion adventure near Mach Picchu in Peru’s Sacred …

April 6, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – April 2017

We just had the spring parent-teacher conferences today (March 4th), and a really nice parent who has lots of contact with other parents told me one of the prime school-related questions the parents asked each other was what will happen …

April 1, 2017

 

 

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