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, Sports Broadcasting, Hiking Club, Photography Club, Environmental Club, and Model United Nations.

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. To learn more about York Prep’s Visual Arts department, please click here. 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, 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. Please click here to learn more about the exciting trips students have taken with York Prep.

2018-2019 Clubs

Academic Journal Club
Ambassadors Club
ASL Club
Astronomy Club
Beekeeping Society
Broadway Club
Backgammon & Games
Chess Club
Chinese Culture & Language Club
Coloring Club
Community Service Club
Doctor Who Club
Drama Club
Empowerment Club
Environmental Club
Genesis (Literary Magazine)
Historical Costume Club
Meditation Club
Musical Performance/Open Mic
Hiking Club
International Trip
La Pata & Spanish Club
The Legend (Yearbook)
LGBTQ and Straight Alliance
Math Competitions Club
Math and Logic Games Club
Middle Eastern Cultures Club
Museum Club
Model U.N.
Open Studio
Out Loud
The Paw
Peer Tutoring Program
The Social Justice Club
The Set Building Club
Shakespeare Club
Sports Broadcasting
Student Government Organization
Swim Club
Ukulele and Guitar Club