Welcome to York

York At A Glance

Founded by Ronald and Jayme Stewart in 1969, York Prep is an independent college-preparatory day school for students in Grades 6 through 12 located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our goal is to educate our students and prepare them for a 21st -century world.  In our students, we wish to instill an unwavering integrity, a desire to learn in a rigorous academic environment, and enthusiastic participation in their community. Our philosophy is that the potential for success motivates every student. Compassionate and skilled educators creatively address the individual needs and interests of the diverse student body.  For every student, we create an individualized and challenging program of study within a traditional curriculum.   As a result, we nurture lifelong learners who become leaders in their fields and communities.


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  • 90% hold advanced degrees

  • Median of 15 years of teaching experience

General Info

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  • Founded in 1969

  • Head of School: Kathryn Maggiotto

  • Co-ed, independent college-preparatory school

  • York Prep is Middle States Accredited and a member of ISAAGNY and NYSAIS


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  • Total Enrollment: 350

  • 4:1 student–teacher ratio

  • 12-15 average class size

  • 45+ student led clubs

  • 30 athletic teams and club sports

  • 100% college bound seniors

York Preparatory School is ideally situated in New York City, the international hub for commerce, finance, media, art, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The school is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan, and draws students from all five boroughs—Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island—thus making it a diverse educational environment. The school’s proximity to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, and the New-York Historical Society make it a highly desirable locale. Teachers at York Prep routinely call upon such internationally recognized centers of culture and learning to augment the classroom experience.

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