York Country Day School

1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403-0174
Tel: (717)815-6700
Grades: NS-12 | 250 students
York Country Day is a college preparatory school actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence.
We are committed to every student developing exceptional communication and problem-solving skills by focusing on the whole child, the process of learning, and collaborative inquiry-driven classrooms.
Educating students in preschool through grade 12, we strive to produce graduates who will make significant contributions throughout their lives as self-reliant, ethical, and compassionate leaders.
We seek to encourage in students a love of learning which will allow them to continue to seek knowledge and understanding throughout their lifetimes.
To this end we encourage students to take an active role in the learning process.
Throughout their years at Country Day, students are provided with the skills necessary for independent inquiry, critical thinking, and critical expression.
Although our academic program is challenging and is designed for students who possess high academic goals, we do recognize the uniqueness of each individual child and strive to help each fulfill his or her potential.
We are concerned with the overall growth of our students.
Recognizing that self-esteem is the core of a strong character and that success breeds success, York Country Day provides various opportunities in the classroom and/or through co-curricular activities to allow each student to discover individual strengths.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1953

Student Body

Total Students 250 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade York Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Advanced Courses Studio Art
Average SAT score 1910
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,485
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Hannah Holliway


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Greek Mythology, Mock Trial, Model UN, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Service Club, Student Government, Theater, Yearbook Mock Trial, Model UN, Quiz Bowl, Service Club, Theater, Yearbook, Greek Mythology,
Science Olympiad,
Student Government,

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