Student Life


Student life at York Prep is enriched with a diverse selection of clubs that delve into the arts, politics, literature, international cultures, sports, agriculture, and beyond.

School clubs meet during the day and in the afternoons after regular classes. Some of the offerings include Chess Club, Photography Club, Social Justice Club, and STEM Book Club.

Students exercise their creative writing, graphic design, and photographic talents by being part of the yearbook staff, the school newspaper The PAW, and the school literary magazine. Genesis, our literary and art magazine, has won nationally acclaimed awards. Another “hands-on” club is Student Government, which operates the student-staffed school store and organizes frequent fundraisers, assemblies, bake sales, and the annual Halloween festivities.

Two major theater productions are staged each year, employing the talents of York Prep students in costume design, set design and construction, lighting, and acting. Learn more about York Prep’s Visual Arts department. Faculty-supervised trips are offered throughout the fall and spring terms. York Prep students attend the theater, enjoy performances at the Metropolitan Opera, frequent the abundance of local museums throughout Manhattan, take ski weekends, visit Washington, D.C., and travel each year to a foreign country.

Students have visited a number of lands abroad, including Austria, China, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Learn more about the exciting trips students have taken with York Prep.

2023-24 Clubs

2023-24 Club List 
Asian Culture Club  
ASL Club  
Astrology Club  
Chess Club  
Community Service Club  
Creative Circle of Friendship  
Crochet Club 
Debate Club   
Drama Club  
Fantasy Basketball Club   
GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)  
Jewish Heritage Club 
Karaoke Club   
Latin American Heritage Club  
Lego Club  
  Marvel Club   
Mental Health Awareness Club  
Music Club (Upper School)  
Music Club (Middle School)  
ONYX (Black Students Association) 
Open Art Studio  
Prom Committee  
Photography Club  
Real Estate Club   
 Robotics & Coding Club  
Set Building Club  
Sketchbook Club  
Soccer Club   
Spirit Club   
Sports Management Club  
Student Government Organization  
The Legend (Yearbook)  
The Paw  
York Prep Dance Company  
Zen Den   
The York Prep community is constantly growing and evolving as we learn each day. As a result, students and faculty create new clubs every year to encourage and cultivate every student's interests and passions. These are the new clubs that we have recently added.