York Country Day School

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

York Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
281 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
York Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
15 students
Advanced Courses
Studio Art
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform Required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$10,485
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Hannah Holliway

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Greek Mythology, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl, Science Olympiad, Service Club

Club or Organization:
Model UN, Student Government, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Theater

School Notes

  • Please visit the school's website.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are York Country Day School often compared to?
York Country Day Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Christian School Of York by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of York Country Day School?
The acceptance rate of York Country Day School is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. York Country Day School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.
What sports does York Country Day School offer?
York Country Day School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. York Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is York Country Day School's ranking?
York Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for York Country Day School?
The application deadline for York Country Day School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the York Country Day School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School
August 21, 2024 (Wednesday)
No School - Fall Break
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
No School - Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
No School - Spring Break
April 17, 2025 (Thursday)
Senior Capstone Presentations/Seniors' Last Day
May 23, 2025 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 281 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in York, PA is $4,944 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in York, PA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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