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York Country Day School

Private | PK-12 | 212 students

Academic Excellence

 
 

Living in York

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $124,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $750.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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Posted January 22, 2014

My 15 year-old son spent5 months as an exchange student from Germany at YCDS. He loved this school, the teachers ,the other students .....! They all did a fantastic job . Thank you so much !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2014

Our High School son can take any class at York College. He loves his teachers and coaches. He can't wait to get to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2012

YCDS is a great school. All of the kids are involved in arts and sports and do well academically. There are grads at Swathmore, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Tufts, Colby this list goes on. Our Junior loves it. The teachers are great the other kids are smart and hard working. We just can't say enough great things about the school. They don't like to brag but the average SAT is over 1800... the best in county by a ton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2012

York Country Day School prepared all three of our children for success in college. The transition to the independence of college was seamless. All three have fully engaged with their college professors and productively embraced their academic studies as well as the total university community life. YCDS taught them how to be life-long learners and responsible young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It has top-notch teachers and is very small...allows personal contact and each child has invidual attention.
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Posted September 26, 2009

Our fourth grade son loves Country Day! We think the new language arts program is great and the new gym teacher is awesome.
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Posted September 24, 2009

I just love ycds. My middle school son and high school daughter love it as well. There are two particullar teachers who my kids just love, the 8th grade history teacher Bill Walker and the 7th and 8th grade english teacher Greg Tomevi. They are just amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2008

Great middle school! Our 7th grader is involved, challenged, and cared for. We think the theater program is incredible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Excellent school, new Headmaster will be awesome for the school. great education and wonderful environment for students to prosper
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Posted January 6, 2008

We love YCDS! Our middle school son is both supported and challenged. The art and music programs are incredible. Our high school daughter is thriving in the magnet program and involved in everything. The school is small in numbers but course offerings (W/YCP) seem never ending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

YCDS has been great for both our children. We love the teachers and the small classes. Great academic and arts focus.
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Posted August 13, 2007

A great little school with a strong and caring faculty. The prefect high school choice for the hard working academic kid who wants to be involved in everything and go to a selective college. New head of school is great. Awesome lower & middle schools.
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Posted February 13, 2005

York Country Day School is a great place for my children. I get a great deal of feedback from teeachers on a regular basis. And my kids LOVE going to school. And I know they feel safe at YCDS. I recommend YCDS highly to any family looking for a great education in a great community!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 71%
Black 14% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (717) 848-4726

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Provided by home districts
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $18000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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1071 Regents Glen Boulevard
York, PA 17403
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Phone: (717) 843-9805

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