York School

  • 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

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Year Founded1959

Student Body

Total Students220 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeYork School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
76%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1385
Average ACT score30
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Teen Casual)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,700
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant$16,243
Admissions DirectorTerry Uchida
Admissions AssociateChris Wilcox

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, WeightliftingBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water PoloWeightlifting,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Junior State of America, Model UN, Robotics Team

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Theater Program, Vocal Jazz

School Notes

What sets York apart

AN EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRAM
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.

A WELCOMING COMMUNITY
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.

STUDENTS GRADUATE FROM YORK WITH:
  • 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

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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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