York Prep School

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.

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York Prep School places among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1969
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students329 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade York Prep School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School polo shirt with khakis or skorts. No dress code on Fridays.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$55,000
Admissions DirectorTracy Altman Warner
Admissions AssociateLexi Hill


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.46 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Beekeepers Society, Broadway Club, Chess & Backgammon/Game Club, Drama Club, European Trip, Explorers Club (School Trips), Fitness Club, Gay/Straight Alliance Club, Genesis (literary magazine), Living Out Loud Club, Math Competition Club, Model UN, New York City Tour Club, Open Studio Club, Peer Tutoring Program, Photography Club, Prom Committee, School Production Club, SGO (Student Government), The Paw (school newspaper), WYRK, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
ASL Club, Book Club, Business Start-up Club, Comic Book Club, Current Events Club, Empowerment Club, Environmental & Community Issues, Glee Club, Hiking/The Great Outdoors, Hip Hop Club, International Film Club, Jewish Heritage Club, Key Club, Middle Eastern Club, Museum Club, Science Fair Club, Set Building, Slice of 68th Street Club, Spanish Club, Sports Broadcasting, The Legend, Tinkering Club, Tranquility Club, Ukulele & Guitar Club

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 86% of students getting into their top two choices.

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School Reviews

After a very challenging experience at our local public school, we are so happy we found York Prep. The Head Master and owner, Mr. Stewart has a very clear vision for the school. This vision and how it is executed has been a perfect match for our child. Mr. Stewart and the admissions team spoke at with us at length about our daughter before we even applied. We all wanted to be sure the school could meet her needs. Mr. Stewart was very straight with us, he wants to do the best for the students in his school and sometimes that means he cannot accept all students. Fortunately for us, we found an amazing match. While quite smart, our daughter has struggled with some academics and was bullied. This resulted in performance related anxiety and resistance in attending school. She started 6th grade at York and this year has been amazing for her. She has flourish academically with the support of all the teachers, the small classes and the Jump Start Program The small class sizes and staff to student ratio means that kids don`t fall through the cracks. Any issues are identified early and addressed. Teachers are given a balance of support, structure and high expectations. The small class sizes, high staff numbers and school administrative structure helps to provide support for the teachers. I was so pleased to see that even the administrators at the school teach. This helps them keep in touch with the changing needs of the student body. The teachers also clearly work together. Several projects crossed different classes such as the science project that required use of skills from the digital arts class. Our child was very concerned about bullying because of her previous school experience. She has found the school very pro-active in addressing issues of bullying, even small issues immediately and appropriately. Fellow students, as well as teachers, have no tolerance for bullying.York has a great understanding of many types of learning differences including issues with reading, writing, processing speed, working memory, and ADHD. The small class sizes allow the students to personalize instruction when needed. The Jump Start program provides amazing additional support for students who need it. Jump Start teachers meet before and after school with their students to work on organization, homework and support the immediate education needs of your child. They also meet twice a week to focus on the individualized needs of your child. Tutoring, in class technology, and extended time on tests are well integrated into the programs if needed.She was able to make an amazing group of friends, participated in the school play and several other afterschool programs. Students are also supported emotionally. There is no tolerance for bullying. There is an understanding of the challenges of the middle school years. There is a mentoring class where students discuss everything from social justice, current events and internet privacy issues. The school counselors are available to meet at lunch and afterschool and work closely with teachers to address any issues that arise in the classroom. Parent support is also fantastic. The school was very responsive to any concerns and questions that arose during the year. Everyone was so professional and responsive. Our daughter is actually missing going to school this summer. For the first time in her life, she is looking forward to going to school this fall. We could not be happier with a school.
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