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

 

 

Pep Rally Recognizes Student Athletes and Lifts School Spirit

To recognize fall sports teams and their accomplishments in the last season, the York Prep SGO hosted another one of its spirited school-wide pep rallys.  With the secondary purpose of encouraging students to come to the basketball game that same …

December 14, 2017

 

 

Eighth Graders Celebrate All-Time Bestselling Author Agatha Christie

Last Wednesday,  Ms. Umansky’s 8H English class went on a field trip to Symphony Space, on the Upper West Side, for a special Celebration of Agatha Christie as part of their Selected Shorts program. This was after the class read …

December 12, 2017

 

 

November’s Athlete of the Month

As the end of the year draws near and the winter season picks up, we would like to congratulate our singular athlete of the Month for November! Megan Igoe Senior, Megan Igoe, has been leading the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team …

December 12, 2017

 

 

La Pata is Back with a Brand New Issue!

In this sixth issue of the York Prep Spanish Newspaper, La Pata, students report on the Puerto Rico relief drive, food, theater, and current events. Edited by junior Sophie Bigar-Vann and written entirely by students advised by Spanish teacher Kamille …

December 12, 2017

 

 

York Prep Fall Production is Two for One

This year the performing arts team at York brought viewers two for the price of one with the annual fall production. Instead of only one play, students performed two spectacular short plays. With a total run time of just 60 …

December 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster Set to Begin 14th Year of “Thoughts”

Today, just like the first of every month since December 2004, a new essay by York Prep Headmaster Mr. Ronald Stewart appears towards the bottom of our homepage. The topics he has written about have ranged from thoughts on the …

December 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – December 2017

I notice that mixed doubles in curling may be a new Winter Olympic sport in 2018. Cannot wait! All that brushing is so exciting. And the coed factor will surely add a thrill. It seems to me that the Winter …

December 1, 2017

 

 

Literary Magazine Wins Gold Medal Certificate

We are thrilled to announce that Genesis, York Prep’s literary and art magazine, has been awarded a “Gold Medal Certificate” from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the magazine’s spring 2017 issue. The magazine, features poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, …

November 29, 2017

 

 

York Prep Freshman Aims to Fence at the World Championships

On the weekend of November 17-19, York Prep High School freshman Ethan Kushnerik represented the USA at the Cadet World Cup in Espoo, Finland. Over 280 top athletes from more than 25 countries attended the event. USA sent 20 of …

November 27, 2017

 

 

Students Recognized as October Athlete of the Month

Dylan Freidman Eighth grader, Dylan Freidman, came ready to participate every single day. He is willing to better himself and the each of the players around him on the Middle School Soccer team. With his lightning fast speed, Dylan was …

November 9, 2017

 

 

York Students Left “Wonderstruck” By Halloween Surprise

Tuesday, October 31st was not only Halloween, but also a frightfully fun filled and educational day for the York Prep Community. To begin, administrators took the entire York Prep Student Body to see the movie “Wonderstruck.” “Based on Brian Selznick’s …

November 2, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – November 2017

Watching the opening month of school is noticing the pairing of students into friendships.  You do not need many friends in your adolescence but it certainly makes life easier if one has a “best friend.”  The person who you can …

November 1, 2017

 

 

A Special Spooky Halloween Episode of WYRK

Your favorite York Prep student run television station, WYRK, has released an all new special spooky halloween episode. The students of WYRK, including plenty of new sixth grade talent, have been putting in late hours for the show. Finally, after …

October 31, 2017

 

 

8th Grader Runs Susan Baer Memorial 5K

Memorial 5K races are not how most middle schoolers opt to spend a Sunday morning. However on October 15th, that is precisely what eighth grader and York Prep track runner Sam Carrigan did. With the support of his dad, Sam …

October 20, 2017

 

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 7th Grade Takeover

On October 12th, York Prep’s entire Seventh Grade walked through the lovely turning foliage of Central Park past Bethesda Fountain to visit the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art. Once there, the teachers (Mr. Bernal, Ms. Fratta, Mr. Dows, and Mr. …

October 19, 2017

 

 

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

 

 

Athletes of the Month – September

  Male: Michael Tamir New to York Prep, this sophomore has created havoc for the opposing teams. In the month of September, Michael has scored 5 goals in 3 games as a member of the Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team. His …

October 6, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – October 2017

I limped into the doctor’s office eight weeks to the day after my surgery. I had torn my Achilles’ tendon in June, and was anxious to know how much longer I would be stiff and sore. “How am I doing?” …

October 1, 2017

 

 

Another Awesome Field Day For the Books

Once again the York Prep community came together to celebrate the start of another great year with our annual Fall Field Day at Tibbetts Brook Park. Thanks to the great planning and enthusiasm of the faculty and students, the day …

September 29, 2017

 

 

Students Gather Donations for Hurricane Relief

In light of the tragic storms that ravaged the Caribbean and parts of the U.S. this hurricane season, much is being done to offer aid wherever it’s needed. Private relief efforts  have proven to be a main source of donations …

September 28, 2017

 

 

Junior Zeyu Shen Spends Summer Performing in China

Now that school is back in session and well underway, the common question is “what did you do this summer?” While many students and teachers alike, tend to use the roughly ten weeks of summer break to travel and relax, …

September 18, 2017

 

 

School Year Starting Off Right!

Talk about starting off on the right foot. Our first full week of classes is successfully under our belts and York Prep is looking forward to a fun Fall semester and a great school year. Already, the students have had …

September 15, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – September 2017

Welcome to the new school year at York Prep. A particular welcome to new families who may be wondering what an essay entitled “headmaster’s thoughts” means. I started writing an essay each month with this title in 2004, so that …

September 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – August 2017

Since few people read my August thoughts, I will take this opportunity to tell anyone actually reading this, about my injury. On June 16th I completely ruptured my Achilles’ tendon in my right ankle, and I was operated on to …

August 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – July 2017

This month’s version of “Headmaster’s Thoughts” was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Charles Liu, Director of Macaulay Honors College and Professor of Astrophysics at the College of Staten Island.  Many of these ideas come from a short discussion we …

July 1, 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

 

 

Get Your Summer Reading Started!

Check out the Summer Reading Program for the 2017 – 2018 school year and find a few books to sink your teeth into! There are two lists: one for Upper School students and another for Middle School students. Each list is broken …

June 12, 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

 

 

Junior Marshall Richardson Competing in Championship Track Meet

On Friday and Saturday June 9th and 10th, thousands will gather at Union-Endicott HS to see the High School Championship Track and Field Meet. Schools from all over the state whether Public, Private, Catholic or Independent, will be competing. Their …

June 6, 2017

 

 

¡Extra! ¡Extra! Newest La Pata Released

Tired of the Times and the Wall Street Journal? Then it’s time to check out La Pata–York Prep’s one and only Spanish newspaper. The latest edition of the periodical features a range of articles including recipes, restaurant reviews, and travel guides. In …

June 1, 2017

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts – June 2017: Graduation Speech!

Congratulations to all of you. An engaging class! Never, ever boring! You were always lively and entertaining! From the survivors, those 11 young 6th graders back in 2010; Spencer, Isabella, Aidan, Louis, Lucas, Jade, James, Eloise, Emily, Ian and Hayden, …

June 1, 2017

 

 

May Athlete of the Month

For the month of May one student athlete stood out above all the rest. That student was Junior Marshall Richardson of the York Track and Field team. Marshall Richardson has scorched the opposition this spring. Marshall elevates the competition for his …

May 31, 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

 

 

York Goes Fair Crazy With First Ever STEM and Probability Fairs

Everyone loves a good fair: the games, the snacks, the rides and all the fun to be had always draws a crowd. This past week, York Prep took that same spirit and applied to to more academic purposes. With the …

May 29, 2017

 

 

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