Headmaster’s Thoughts July 2019

“Many have no happier moments that those they pass in solitude, abandoned to their own imagination.” –Dr. Samuel Johnson. I first noticed the significance of location when we lived in North Salem, in Northern Westchester. We lived on Route 121, …

July 1, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts July 2019

“Many have no happier moments that those they pass in solitude, abandoned to their own imagination.” –Dr. Samuel Johnson. I first noticed the significance of location when we lived in North Salem, in Northern Westchester. We lived on Route 121, …

July 1, 2019

 

 

York Prep Celebrates its 50th Year!

On June 13th, York Prep School welcomed over 500 alumni, administrators, and honored past faculty who were in attendance to honor Mr. and Mrs. Stewart on their celebratory 50th Anniversary of York Prep School. The opportunity for old and new …

June 18, 2019

 

 

50 Reasons Why Our Parents Love Our Teachers

York Prep teachers play such a significant role in the lives of our student body and we are thankful for all that they do every single day. They play a pivotal role in student’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of …

June 12, 2019

 

 

Athletes of the Month – June

Junior, Cliff Osborne, threw a 2 hit complete game shut out vs Brooklyn Friends in the ISAL finals for the Varsity Baseball team clinching the championship! Cliff has been a solid workhorse for the team all season. He is always …

June 3, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts June 2019

(Speech to graduates at 2019 commencement exercises) I want to add my congratulations to this very special Graduating class of 2019. I have had the pleasure of teaching them every week, and they are a wonderful group of young people. …

June 1, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts June 2019

(Speech to graduates at 2019 commencement exercises) I want to add my congratulations to this very special Graduating class of 2019. I have had the pleasure of teaching them every week, and they are a wonderful group of young people. …

June 1, 2019

 

 

Get Started on Your Summer Reading

Never too early to begin your summer reading! Check out York’s Summer Reading Program for the 2019 – 2020 school year and find a few books to sink your teeth into! There are specialized lists of fiction and non-fiction works …

May 29, 2019

 

 

Behind the Generosity by Ethan Pennington

As part of our study of the memoir A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, I took my students to the United Nations Headquarters to learn about the role it served in resolving the conflict in Sierra Leone and rehabilitating …

May 22, 2019

 

 

ISAL Varsity Baseball Champions!

York Prep defeated Brookly Friends 6-0 to become the ISAL baseball champions of 2019! Congratulations to all members of the baseball team for an amazing season!  

May 21, 2019

 

 

York Prep’s Annual Probability Fair

The 3rd Annual Probability Fair was a huge success! Organized and spearheaded by Ms. Jillian Schmidt, the students always enjoy this project at the end of the year, as it is a fun way to wrap up the unit on …

May 21, 2019

 

 

Class of 2019 College Decisions

  The Senior Class of 2019 was highly successful. Everyone, 100% got into their first or second choice college. A remarkable achievement. A great class! College guidance at its best! Adelphi University* Alfred State College American University* American University of …

May 20, 2019

 

 

York Teacher Presents at National Chinese Language Conference

Ms. Ruan was invited to present at the National Chinese Language Conference at San Diego this year. The National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) provides a high-profile platform for sharing new ideas and best practices in the fields of Chinese language …

May 16, 2019

 

 

Athletes of the Month – April

    7th grader, Summer Chandler, is an exceptional student-athlete who currently has not lost a set for the Girls Varsity Tennis team this season. Summer has the passion and heart within the game of tennis that cannot be matched …

May 2, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts May 2019

It has happened! I have “writer’s block”. After all these years, I can think of nothing to write for May. I was going to write about a friend who was very supportive of the “Make a Wish” Foundation. The wonderful …

May 1, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts May 2019

It has happened! I have “writer’s block”. After all these years, I can think of nothing to write for May. I was going to write about a friend who was very supportive of the “Make a Wish” Foundation. The wonderful …

May 1, 2019

 

 

Genesis Gala 2019

The Genesis Gala celebrates the publication of our school’s 6th -12th grade literary and art magazine, Genesis. This year is the 4th annual gala and it was a great opportunity for our talented students to share their work with the …

April 25, 2019

 

 

National Day of Silence comes to York Prep

On Friday, April 12th, York Prep’s Safe Space Club hosted the National Day of Silence in our community. This is an annual day of action to spread awareness about the effects of the bullying and harassment of LGBT+ students across …

April 12, 2019

 

 

York’s Annual Spring Trip to Chinatown

All the Mandarin class students from 9th through 12th grade had a one-day field trip at Chinatown on April 4th. They learned the lion dance and the culture behind that with the best Shifu at Bo Law Kung Fu. The …

April 10, 2019

 

 

Athlete of the Month – March

Senior, Brooks Valentine is competing in his second season on the Boys Varsity Volleyball team. Even though the sport is new to him, he has shown remarkable improvement and made his way into the starting lineup for the Panthers this …

April 5, 2019

 

 

Scholastic Award Winning Costumes

Congratulations to 10th grader Philip Winter for his first-place finish in the New York City History Day competition in the Individual Performance category.  Philip’s project, entitled “A Hessian Perspective”, had him embodying a Hessian child soldier fighting against the colonists …

April 3, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts April 2019

These Headmaster’s Thoughts are brought to you by Bright Teeth dental floss. A recent article in The New York Times disclosed that if you bought a knee brace on Amazon, your name would be given to a chain of physical …

April 1, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts April 2019

These Headmaster’s Thoughts are brought to you by Bright Teeth dental floss. A recent article in The New York Times disclosed that if you bought a knee brace on Amazon, your name would be given to a chain of physical …

April 1, 2019

 

 

York Prep Students visit United Nations

  Mr. Pennington’s 10th-grade English class returned from a trip to the United Nations. York students learn about how the United Nations addresses issues such as disarmament, peace and security, and human rights. Their tour guide had the entire group captivated …

March 15, 2019

 

 

Spring Musical Save the Date

Save the date for York Prep’s spring performance, CHICAGO the Musical! Performance dates for the York Prep Community are May 3rd and 4th at the Marjorie Little Theatre. More information to follow!

March 15, 2019

 

 

Hospital of Special Surgeries warms up York Prep Athletics

This spring, the York Prep Panthers athletic department will be taking part in a season-long study regarding proper warmup and injury prevention for all student-athletes. A proper warmup decreases the chances of injury significantly. This study will look at the positive …

March 14, 2019

 

 

Tolkien Exhibition Comes to Life

  Today was an exciting day for 8H and 8-1 English classes. They visited The Morgan Library for a guided tour of the Tolkien Exhibition. The students learned more about Tolkien’s life and how he created the worlds, cultures, languages, …

March 12, 2019

 

 

8th Grade visits MOCA

  On March 8th, English 8-2 attended a field trip to the Museum of Chinese in America chaperoned by Ms. Lesley Brown and Mr. Sam Gordon. Students engaged in a series of workshops about stereotypes of Chinese Americans and presented …

March 12, 2019

 

 

9th Grade Class is Broadway Bound!

On Wednesday, February 27, York’s entire 9th grade class attended a matinee performance of the Broadway play, To Kill a Mockingbird. The entire grade, having read the book, was then allowed to watch the 1962 film, and finally, the matinee performance for …

March 8, 2019

 

 

Pan American Fencing Champion

Sophomore Ethan Kushernik continues to impress the York Prep community by adding another win to his already impressive list of accomplishments. Ethan traveled to Bogota, Columbia for the Pan American Championship, where he took First Place in Men’s Cadet Epee! …

March 5, 2019

 

 

Athletes of the Month – February

Senior, Sam Brett-Chin is a workhorse and one of the most reliable players in the athletic program. His commitment to the Boys Varsity Basketball season was very impressive. He came to every practice and worked as hard as he could …

March 1, 2019

 

 

Headmasters Thoughts March 2019

Parenting, as a verb, came into widespread usage in the 1970s. The definition can be vague, and, in the end, each parent has to decide what the concept means for them. The big question is how they can bring up …

March 1, 2019

 

 

Headmasters Thoughts March 2019

Parenting, as a verb, came into widespread usage in the 1970s. The definition can be vague, and, in the end, each parent has to decide what the concept means for them. The big question is how they can bring up …

March 1, 2019

 

 

York’s Scholastic Young Artist Winner

What do Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Idelle Weber, Ken Burns, and York Prep junior Phoebe Unger all have in common? They are all recipients of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! We are proud to announce our very own Phoebe Unger …

February 27, 2019

 

 

York Prep’s Olympic Hopeful

York Prep has always been a place where individual achievements have the opportunity to thrive. This tradition of excellence is continuing with sophomore Teddy Fitzsimons. Teddy is on the USA Bobsled and Skeleton team for skeleton racing. For those of …

February 26, 2019

 

 

2x ISAL Girls Varsity Basketball Champions

  A goal was set and conquered! Last year the girls’ varsity basketball team completed the season undefeated in the league and went on to win the ISAL championship. This year, the exact same feat was accomplished. The girls’ varsity …

February 14, 2019

 

 

Digital Arts Students Curate Pop-Up Photo Gallery

  York Prep’s Maker Space has turned into a pop-up art exhibit!  For the past few weeks, the 12th-grade Digital Photography students, lead by Ms. Shoshana Spencer, were asked to come up with an inventive curatorial display for an imaginary exhibition …

February 12, 2019

 

 

York Prep Delegates attend 35th Annual ILMUNC

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 14 delegates working with nearly 3000 students from …

February 11, 2019

 

 

Top Prize Awarded to Genesis

  Genesis, York Prep’s literary magazine, has won yet another award for their spring 2018 issue and are proud to announce they have been awarded a rank of Nominated for REALM First Class in the 2018 NCTE Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary …

February 11, 2019

 

 

Seniors go to the Opera

For the tenth year, the entire Senior Class went to a working rehearsal at the Metropolitan Opera for the day. They saw the amazing soprano, Pretty Yende, in Donizetti’s ‘’La Fille du Regiment’’. The Met have always been generous to …

February 6, 2019

 

 

Athletes of the Month – January

7th grader Mircia Cortez is a player on the middle school girls’ basketball team. She had little basketball experience coming into the season. She is now a huge asset to our program putting up 51 total points so far this …

February 1, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts February 2019

The first day (a Thursday) I arrived at my college at Oxford, I was standing in the porter’s lodge, which is effectively the entrance hall, and a tall (and, to me, huge) man stopped me and gave me a sheet. …

February 1, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts February 2019

The first day (a Thursday) I arrived at my college at Oxford, I was standing in the porter’s lodge, which is effectively the entrance hall, and a tall (and, to me, huge) man stopped me and gave me a sheet. …

February 1, 2019

 

 

1000 Point Scorer for the Lady Panthers!

On January 25th, Junior, Jennah DeGout made York Prep history by scoring her 1000 point as a Lady Panther! Jennah is one of four players in the 50 year history of York Preparatory School to accomplish such a feat. She …

January 31, 2019

 

 

York’s Athletic Director with Distinction

York Prep School is pleased to announce our very own Director of Athletics & Physical Education, Mr. Peter Bianco, has been recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator! To earn this distinction, Mr. Bianco has …

January 30, 2019

 

 

Athletes of the Month-December

York Prep’s first year competing in varsity swimming, 10th grader Mika Korvyakov, has worked extremely hard this last month. On this small team, Mika has been improving each and every practice mainly because of her dedication and perseverance. Mika often …

January 10, 2019

 

 

First Place Win for Literary Magazine

York Prep’s award-winning literary magazine, Genesis, proves itself to be among the best of the best. Last year’s 2018 Spring issue of Genesis won first place from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) in their annual contest and review for scholastic yearbooks, magazines, and newspapers. Wonderful …

January 8, 2019

 

 

Headmaster’s Thoughts January 2019

Happy New Year. I mean that sincerely. Happy New Year! All right…we got that out of the way. Let us talk about gadgets. I grew up with very few; my family had a telephone and a radio. I say “a” …

January 1, 2019