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York Prep School

Private | 6-12 | 360 students

Compassionate educators appropriately support and challenge students.

 
 

Living in New York

Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $797,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,110.

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 10, 2005

My daughter, now a sophomore, has been at York since 6th grade. She has fit right into York Prep and is succeeding. York Prep is a solid school with a traditionally based curriculum and teaching style. My daughter discovered how to learn at York Prep. Her teachers are always available for additional assistance. The best test to me of a good teacher is one who can determine what their student's learning differences/styles are and modify to accommodate their students learning abilities. This is evident with the new teachers this year. These new teachers balance the core of York's long standing faculty. York s tracking system works well for my daughter. She is one track down from honors and consistently works at her best level. The strong college guidance program will help her get into the university/college that will be best for her continuing education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

In my position as library media specialist, I have been involved with all classes and all teachers. The level of teacher commitment and involvement at this school is exceptional. The teachers and coaches work hard to involve every student in art and drama and in some type of extracurricular activity. The college counseling is the best I have seen in the five schools I have worked in previously.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 9, 2005

As the parent of a student who has attended York Preparatory School for 5 years, I must say that I am quite satisfied with the overall program that the school offers. With its diverse academic program, small student to teacher ratio and varied extra-curricular offerings, I have nothing but praise for the administration at York Prep. I especially appreciate the quick response I receive whenever I contact my child's teachers either via e-mail or by phone. The intimate learning environment offered there is also a plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

We are very disappointed this year. We praise the teachers at York highly but it isn't as competive as in recent years. The students aren't interested in learning. They are one of the only schools that have an idea of the 'dys'' as identified by Dr. Katherine Gannett. They do not always understand between Neuro based and psychological. The small classroom size has grown and there has been a change in teachers too often. Their Headmaster is the owner. It's difficult to observe and offer suggestions. If you are proactive then you are disagreeable. It has so much potential to be an aggressive college prep school but they need to adhere to their mission statement. We will be changing next year. Their Music department is weak and they do not count their grades for their average in any Art. They don't offer Latin but do have French, Spanish and Italian.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 52%
Black 21% 21%
Hispanic 14% 21%
Asian 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Public schools
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Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2012)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:40 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
School Leader's name
  • Ronald P. Stewart, Headmaster
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (212) 362-7106

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Rock band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Game club
  • Gardening
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • Students in the Scholars Program fulfill three years of a rigorous enrichment curriculum and complete a Senior Thesis/Project. Entrance to the program is selective; approximately 10% of 10th-12th Graders are invited to take part. Able 8th and 9th graders are invited to participate in Pre-Scholars seminars. The Jump Start Program assists students with different styles of learning or specific learning disabilities to function successfully in an academically challenging mainstream setting.
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$40000 - $40000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
4 year college - 100%
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40 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Phone: (212) 362-0400

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