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  • January

    York Prep’s Literary Magazine Genesis Earns Top Honors from The National Council of Teachers of English

    Congratulations to the faculty and students who worked on the 2019 edition of Genesis for receiving the top rank of REALM First Class in the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program. Over 300 schools applied nationwide, and Genesis is the only publication from a school in New York City that was recognized as REALM First Class!
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  • York Prep High School Students Are Invited to Register for a Cultural and Biological Expedition to Costa Rica

    This June, high school students will have the chance to experience an expedition of a lifetime in Costa Rica. Highlights of the trip include cultural exchange at a local school, visiting an active volcano, zip-lining through a rainforest, soaking in natural hot springs, discovering sustainable agriculture, and more! Students who are interested can contact Ms. Pevzner for more information. The deadline to register is February 1st!
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  • A Daring Response In A Tumultous Time: On York Prep Drama Club’s production of Almost, Maine by John Cariani

    John Viscardi (Full disclosure – Again, I directed the play, so…yeah)

    My favorite quote from John Cariani, the playwright of Almost, Maine, is a bit of advice he gives to all producing the play at the beginning of the hard copy. He talks about the tight rope the director and actors have to walk in making the play work. “Don’t telegraph”, he writes. “Keep the surprises alive, and…If you don’t succeed in this – then Almost, Maine will languish in corny sentimentality. And it will be bad. Because this play (and this is the part I love) is almost bad”. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty funny, as well as courageous to admit about your own play. But the point is: “corny” is tough in this day and age to pull off. And this play is about tender love in all its wonder, magic and heartache. And, that’s just not an easy sell in today’s culture.
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  • An Exciting New Feature that Highlights York Prep Musical Talent is Now Live and Available For Your Listening Pleasure!

    Earlier this year we presented you with our new state-of-the-art music lab.
    Music students have been learning how to compose, arrange, and remix music digitally throughout the year.  In an effort to better showcase these compositions, we have started a SoundCloud account for the school. 
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  • 11th-Grader, Teddy Fitzsimons, Earns a Spot on the Youth Olympics Bobsledding Team

    Congratulations to Teddy Fitzsimons for earning a spot on the Youth Olympics Bobsledding team!

    Last month, we highlighted Teddy's hard work and achievements when he won medals during the Youth Olympics qualifying races.
    We wish him the best of luck in Lausanne, Switzerland, where the Youth Olympic games will take place in January 2020.
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  • January Athlete of the Month: Top Boys Varsity Basketball Player Unique Barnes

    Unique Barnes, a sophomore boys varsity basketball guard, has been instrumental in the hoops team’s 5-2 record before the holiday break. In his latest performance, he notched 52 points in a thrilling triple-overtime contest at Little Red Schoolhouse and Elizabeth Irwin High School. He is unquestionably one of the top players in the Independent Schools Athletic League New York, and looks towards leading York Prep towards a high seed in the ISAL playoffs.
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  • Headmaster's Thoughts: January 2020

    Since it is now 2020 (Happy New Year!) and Jayme and I started York Prep in 1969, I was pondering on what has changed in education over these last 50 plus years. The answer is that so much has altered the way education is delivered today to high school students, along with changing attitudes about the value of such education, that any attempt to go into detail requires a book (which I do not have the qualifications or attention span to write). The other factor inhibiting a full study is that we are in the middle rather than the end of the effects of the changes that have occurred. Trying to make a statement about a process that is in the act of evolving, is not the most sensible. So, historically, some changes that have happened will have a permanent effect, while other changes that have happened may disappear and, in hindsight, be recognized as a temporary fad.
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