York Country Day School

1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403
  • 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.

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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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students268 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade York Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size15 students
Advanced CoursesStudio Art
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform Required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,485
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions AssociateHannah Holliway

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

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

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • York
    Grades: PK-12 | 225 students
    4 miles
    907 Greenbriar Rd
    York, PA 17404
    (717) 767-6842
    4 PK-12
    225
  • York
    Grades: PK-12 | 115 students
    7.6 miles
    4190 N Susquehanna Trl
    York, PA 17404
    (717) 266-2544
    7.6 PK-12
    115
  • York
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 685 students
    1.8 miles
    601 E Springettsbury Ave
    York, PA 17403
    (717) 846-8871
    1.8 7-12
    685
  • Red Lion
    Grades: PK-12 | 217 students
    8.6 miles
    105 Springvale Rd
    Red Lion, PA 17356
    (717) 244-3905
    8.6 PK-12
    217
  • York
    Grades: NS-6 | 55 students
    5.3 miles
    3417 E Market St
    York, PA 17402
    (717) 757-1331
    5.3 NS-6
    55

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