York Preparatory School

40 West 68th Street,
New York, NY, 10023-0100
Tel: (212)362-0400
Grades: 6 - 12 | 351 students
York Preparatory School is a fully accredited, co-educational, independent, college preparatory day school offering a traditional curriculum for grades 6-12.
We provide a challenging program in an intimate small-school atmosphere that reflects and is enhanced by the diversity and richness of New York City.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 351 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / rolling
Admissions Director Elizabeth Norton
Admissions Associate Cathy Minaudo


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballBowlingCross CountryCycling
SwimmingTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
BowlingCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 45 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Anime Club & Graphic Novels, Barbershop Group, Beekeepers Society, Boat Building Club, Broadway Club, Chess & Backgammon/Game Club, Choral Group, Community Service Club, DEAR (Drop Everything and Read), Dance Club, Documentary Photography Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, European Trip, Explorers Club (School Trips), Fantasy Football, Fitness Club, French Cinema Club, Gardening Club, Gay/Straight Alliance Club, Genesis (literary magazine), Junior Statesman of America, Laboratory Assistants Club, Lego Club, Living Out Loud Club, Math Competition Club, Model UN, Multi-Cultural Club, New York City Tour Club, Open Studio Club, Origami Club & Paper Cutting Club, Peer Tutoring Program, Photography Club, Prom Committee, SGO (Student Government), School Production Club, Science Club, Ski Club, Spring CPR Club, The Paw (school newspaper), Titanic Club & Ships of the Sea Club, Vibe (Book Discussion Group), WYRK, Yearbook, Yoga Broadway Club, Choral Group, Dance Club, Drama Club, European Trip, Fitness Club, Gardening Club, Lego Club, Model UN, Prom Committee, Science Club, Ski Club, WYRK, Yearbook, Yoga, Anime Club & Graphic Novels,
Barbershop Group,
Beekeepers Society,
Boat Building Club,
Chess & Backgammon/Game Club,
Community Service Club,
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read),
Documentary Photography Club,
Environmental Club,
Explorers Club (School Trips),
Fantasy Football,
French Cinema Club,
Gay/Straight Alliance Club,
Genesis (literary magazine),
Junior Statesman of America,
Laboratory Assistants Club,
Living Out Loud Club,
Math Competition Club,
Multi-Cultural Club,
New York City Tour Club,
Open Studio Club,
Origami Club & Paper Cutting Club,
Peer Tutoring Program,
Photography Club,
SGO (Student Government),
School Production Club,
Spring CPR Club,
The Paw (school newspaper),
Titanic Club & Ships of the Sea Club,
Vibe (Book Discussion Group),

School Notes:

    • We believe that potential York Prep students are initially attracted to the school based on the perception that students from diverse backgrounds can be challenged to excel and find success. York Prep's personalized admissions process probes beyond test results for innate skills, interests, and potential that even high scores do not reveal.
    • Since York Prep's average class size is 15, with a 1:6 student-to-teacher ratio, teachers have the opportunity to tailor the curriculum in ways that will best suit both the needs of the class as a whole and the needs of students as individuals. Based on assessments and recommendations, we place students in flexible, ability-level groupings in math, foreign language, and the humanities/science areas, where the challenge is appropriate to students' skill level to optimize academic success. Small class size also enables our faculty to have frequent, thorough, and meaningful contact with parents.
    • One hundred per cent of the graduating class is accepted to college, with over 85% of students getting into their top two choices.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Robert Louis Stevenson School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beit Rabban Day School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Parkside School (0.3 miles away)
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