York School

Tel: (831)372-7338
Grades: 8-12 | 222 students
WELCOME! AT YORK, YOU WILL . . . take interesting classes with great teachers and motivated classmates
expand your horizons and immerse yourself in a world of exploration 
join a welcoming community and make great friends
develop the kind of confidence that sets you apart academically in college and prepares you for success in life

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 222 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade York School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1946
Average ACT score 30
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Teen Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $32,400
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $16,000
Admissions Director Terry Uchida
Admissions Associate Chris Wilcox


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WeightliftingBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chamber Choir, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Junior State of America, Model UN, Orchestra, Robotics Team, Theater Program, Vocal Jazz Chamber Choir, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Model UN, Orchestra, Robotics Team, Vocal Jazz, Junior State of America,
Theater Program,

School Notes

What sets York apart?

Great teachers and innovative learning programs help creative and intellectually curious students develop academic knowledge and confidence. They get the kind of individual attention, support, and mentoring relationships that help them become their best selves.

Our distinctive community, built on a foundation of honesty, respect, and responsibility, embraces students with diverse talents and backgrounds, helping them discover new things about themselves and the world around them.

Since 1959, York has built a tradition of academic rigor combined with innovative thinking. With 225 students in grades 8-12, York is small enough to know each student well and large enough to provide a wide range of opportunities and a chance to learn from classmates who come from very different backgrounds.

  • intellectual curiositya capacity for inquiry and analysis
  • strong writing and public presentation skills
  • an appreciation of the arts and creative expression 
  • a respect for diversity and different points of view
York School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools. York is a member of the National Association of Independent Schoolsand the Independent Curriculum Group. York School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at the School, and the School does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid program, or athletic and other school-administered programs. 
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School Reviews

5.0 Stars   06/20/14
York School is one of the greatest prep schools in the US. I attended Santa Catalina and transferred to York and the academics were far superior in the latter. Proceeding with planned curriculum, I discovered that I had been lacking a real education in science and math which I had always received top marks in at Catalina. York aided me in catching up in a supportive environment with incredible classmates. College academics were easy for us Yorkies because we had been prepared. 10 years later and York Alumni is still impressively successful. My classmates include Harvard law graduates, doctors, Wall Street investment bankers and professors. We are still close and remember our years at York with complete fondness!
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