International BaccalaureateWelcome to the York Academy Regional Charter School, an International Baccalaureate World School. With an unrelenting focus on academic excellence, the York Academy's mission is to challenge students in a diverse learning environment that opens doors for growth, opportunity and global citizenship.

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Class of 2022
The inaugural class of seniors graduated on May 29. It was a monumental day in York Academy and York County history! They have experienced great success. In fact, nearly all of them qualified as National Merit Scholars, and Ane Kirk-Jadric was a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition! Learn more about the Class of 2022.

We invite you to
watch the Commencement Ceremonies and view pictures from the York Dispatch. 

We're incredibly proud of all they have accomplished and we know they will truly change the world!

Board of Trustees Meeting Rescheduled for June 27

The York Academy Board of Trustees meeting on June 13 has been cancelled and rescheduled for Monday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. The rescheduled meeting will be held in-person in the Media Center (3rd floor) of the York Academy Lower School along with the regularly scheduled Board of Trustees Committee meeting. If you would like to share a comment with the Board, click here for instructions. 

Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund: 2022-2023 Fiscal Year


The Proposed Final Budget for the General Fund of the York Academy Regional Charter School is now available. Click here to review it. It is expected to be presented for adoption as a Final Budget at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 27, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. The Proposed Final Budget may be amended before or after final adoption. If an individual is not able to access the Proposed Final Budget via our website, they may contact Business Manager Kevin A. Alvarnaz at [email protected] or (717) 801-3900.

Kirk-Jadric Honored as Finalist in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Ane Kirk-Jadric

There's been an impressive "first" at York Academy and we couldn't be more proud. Recent graduate Ane Kirk-Jadric is one of 15,000 students across the county to qualify as a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition! As a result of her high academic success, she received a full scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University to major in engineering. 

Ane credits York Academy’s focus on helping students succeed. “You have to put in the work, but York Academy wants you to get to that finish line," she said. Ane was instrumental in designing and formatting the first Upper School yearbook. She is also a skilled equestrian and artist.

Ane served in leadership roles in the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. She also received the following accolades: Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, Secular Student Alliance Award, Lisa M. Waller Striving for Excellence Award, Pinto Family Scholarship Award, York Academy Foundation Grant and the Diploma Programme (DP) Spanish Award. 

Best of luck in your future endeavors, Ane. We know that you will be successful in all that you do!

COVID-19 Update

 UpdateThroughout the pandemic, our COVID-19 Safe Return Committee has worked behind the scenes to keep our school community as safe as possible. This committee is comprised of parents, and members of our staff and Board of Trustees. In early March, the committee met and agreed to continue to follow CDC guidance regarding masking.

Masks are optional for all students, staff, parents and visitors. This decision is based on the fact that York County currently falls within the low Community Level according to new CDC data

If your children are attending summer school or camp, please continue to monitor them for COVID-19 symptoms using our Daily Screening Tool and keep them home if they are sick. 

The Safe Return Committee will continue to monitor state and federal guidance, and local data. If York County experiences an increase in community level, mitigation efforts will be implemented for the safety of our York Academy family.

Meet Our CEO

Dr. Michael Lowe, CEODr. Michael Lowe has been part of the York Academy family for over seven years in various positions, including Acting CEO. His strong leadership credentials in administration and school leadership, both in and out of the York area. make him a perfect fit at the York Academy.

Outside of school, Dr. Lowe is active in the York community. He has served on several boards and held leadership positions with the Boy Scouts, York Extension Services, the Council of Churches and the York County Community Foundation. Dr. Lowe also enjoys volunteering at WellSpan York Hospital and at his church.

Dr. Lowe is passionate about serving the students,  parents and employees. "It brings me great joy to work with the Board of Trustees to move forward the mission and vision of our school system," he said.  

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