The school is a good high school for students grades 6-12 who want a really good learning experience with great teachers and convient within New York City. I enjoyed the learning experience that I got there and enjoyed the teachers and made new friends when I was there. The school can improve on its curriculum and creating less of a bullying/teasing atmosphere while building on its strong base of giving struggling and challenging students a great education and tools to help them in the future as they go to college.
PROS: Teachers are generally warm and attentive to every student. Very organized; even formerly 'struggling' students get basic skills and a sense of how to approach every task. Lovely people in admin. CONS: Slightly formulaic, not-very-creative curriculum at times, but that's OK. Socially challenging, with cliquey rich kids, some kids who don't care that much about learning, and too much teasing & teenage who's-in-who's-out drama (difficult to handle when your whole class is only 12 kids).
I actually found the admissions staff to be one of the kindest of all NYC private schools. They called back in a timely manner, showed compassion, enthusiasm in a professional manner. These schools are hard to gain acceptance to, but if your child did not get in,it stings, but you must believe this was then not the school for them.
A most unprofessional staff in admissions. if this is an indication of the quality and care of the school staff, I would defintiely not recommend this school.
York Prep is an amazing school. i am a former student and the teachers are dedicated to the students. I definitely felt welcomed by everyone. If you like a warm , friendly, and challenging environment, this is the school for you.
The following is a modified version of the thank you letter I sent to Mrs. Stewart, the Director of College Guidance at York, after I was accepted to the Wharton School. Truly an excellent job on their part: Dear Mrs. Stewart, I know very few people that have as much passion, commitment, and feeling for their job, as you. Thank you for all of the time you put in to help me get accepted to the college of my dreams. It wouldn't have been possible without you and the rest of the supportive staff at York. You answered my emails within minutes, returned my essays with insightful annotations right-away, and truly made me feel comfortable with whatever I needed at any point along the process. Going to Wharton is beyond a dream come true. I am so glad to represent York, and hope to start a trend, establishing a York legacy at Penn.
I am attending york prep now and i am in 9th grade. I love it, the school community is AMAZING and i felt welcomed the second i step foot into the lobby =]
Great School, York Prep has a great all round program and great teachers. I recommend it to all and everyone who lives in the area.
York Prep has done an outstanding job in understanding the students' strengths and building on them to help students reach their fullest potential. My daughter was struggling in the eighth grade when she arrived at York Prep and now she's on to Brown University this fall. York Prep made her believe she could reach for the stars. We are forever grateful.
If it were not for the time and effort Mr. and Mrs. Stewart put forward toward my candidacy, I would never have had the courage or confidence in myself to apply to an Ivy League school. This kind of personal interaction and guidance define education at York Prep. York provided me with a learning experience that has contributed to my development both as a student and as an individual. The intimate classroom discussions, available resources, and approachable teachers at York enable students to realize their full potential. Having now been accepted, I feel like the luckiest person on earth. When I think about all I have learned and how far I have come over the last four years, it has truly been a privilege to attend York Prep.
York Prep is a true gem of a school. Their mission of ensuring each child's success works through small class size, weekly progress reports on-line, an excellent, caring faculty and a hands-ons administration. College guidance is simply the best I have encountered; organized, supportive & appropriate. that students
York Prep was a wonderful transition from his prior K-8 school. His interest and skills in math and English flourished due to the dedicated and caring teachers he was taught by. A wonderful neighborhood and a convienent commute.
York Prep is a great school where students really get the kind of one on one attention they need. In addition, the teachers are very compelling, creative and determined.
York Prep is a school where students don't 'fall through the cracks.' Thanks to the caring staff and weekly communication through Edline, every student is aware of their progress. Extra help is continually available and encouraged when students seek it out. Check out this school!
York Prep changed my attitude of schooling in general and of myself. I had many influential teachers. If I struggled with any subject, there was support. I never felt like I couldn't do something
The teacher are nice and the school building is clean, but the studies are very easy and the music department is weak.
Very impressed with the quality and caring I've seen in the teaching staff. These teachers truly care about the kids and do everything they can to help them succeed and excel. This is not a pressure cooker school. This is not a school where parents drive their kids to be Ivy League and I applaud that. Nice balance of strong education and appreciation for family time. The only downside is a rather rigid administration.
York is a terrific place for kids of all skill levels. My son was in the top of his class and challenged through the York Scholars Program. His friend was learning disabled and got lots of support at this great school. The teachers are outstanding, with specific emphasis on the science teachers. I never dreamed my son would be interested in chemistry but his teacher was truly wonderful and inspiring...as are all of the teachers.
I have been more than pleased with York Prep. My son successfully graduated last year. He loved his teachers. The school provides a nurturing environment to the students.' Every child wants to be successful' is the school's motto. It is also the objective of the teachers to help them achieve their goals. The teachers' level of energy and dedication is very strong. Teachers maintain close relationships with the students and support them in their endeavors. Academics, sports and extra curricular events enable every student to thrive and to participate in the school's activities. I think York has a great faculty and very good academic standards.
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