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.

Back to School Update

Get Ready for SchoolWe hope you enjoyed your summer! Please note that the first day of school for grades 1 - 12 is Monday, August 15. Kindergarten students will begin on Tuesday, August 16. We're excited to see everyone and welcome some new Knights into the York Academy family!
Lower School parents will receive their child's classroom assignment by the end of the week. Supply lists for each grade are listed below:
• Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade
 6th Grade
Upper School (see page 2 for grades 7-12)

In addition, click here to read important back to school information.

York Academy Uniform Information

Uniform StoreThe York Academy Online Apparel Store is open through Wednesday, August 17! Click here to shop now.

New to York Academy or need a refresher? 
View our Dress Code/Uniform policy.

Students who will be in grades 7 - 12 will need an Upper School Gym Uniform T-shirt. The shirt should be worn with (any) black shorts.

Other than the Upper School Gym Uniform t-shirt, families are not required to purchase any items other items and are welcome to provide their own uniform attire if it meets the Dress Code.

Please note that the PTO is hosting a Uniform Swap on Friday, August 12 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Lower School. This is your chance to bring home some clothing before school starts on Monday. All items are free, and you do not need to bring anything with you to swap. 

Please enter the glass doors to the left of the main office (it's the gym entrance). Volunteers will be on hand to direct you. Many thanks go to the PTO for offering this terrific free service to families!

Save the Date: York Academy PTO Race Back to School on 9/10

PTO 5KJoin us for the 10th Race Back to School in beautiful Downtown York to support the York Academy PTO! The event kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Lower School on Saturday, September 10. 

Individuals may choose to run the 5K or walk the one-mile course (new for 2022). The shorter course is for anyone who wants to be part of the event, but not for all 3.1 miles. We've mapped out a one-mile stroll Downtown that starts and ends at the same point as the runners. Walkers won't receive a bib/be timed but will still get to be part of this great community event and support our students!

Talk to your circle of friends and family and sign up now! You can even register as a team. Plus, all York Academy students can be in on the fun for FREE! 
Click here for more details and to register. 

In addition, many volunteers are needed to make this the best year yet, and we could use your help! If you could share a few hours, email us at
[email protected]. It will be a fun, uplifting morning - all to benefit YARCS students!

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!

We're also thrilled to share that six students earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma! The Diploma Programme (DP) exams are intense, cover a breadth of knowledge, and last hours over days. In addition, two other graduates passed content specific exams, which will set them up to earn college credits. This is an incredible honor for these students, and we are so proud of them.  

IB DiplomaTheir success is a true testament to the strength and depth of our students and teachers, along with the support of their parents. It's also a vision that our Board of Trustees has held since the York Academy opened its doors. We are thankful for the Board's leadership and foresight. 

We invite you to
learn more about the Class of 2022watch the Commencement Ceremonies and view pictures from the York Dispatch.

These students will enter college with a firm foundation - not just academically, but with self-confidence and resilience. We can't wait to see how they change the world!

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 will continue to be optional for all students, staff, parents and visitors. If your children feel safer wearing masks at school, they are welcomed and encouraged to do so. We urge you to talk with them and make the best choice for your family.

Please continue to monitor your children for COVID-19 symptoms each morning using our Daily Screening Tool and keep them home if they are sick. 
Testing will not be offered this school year, so this is extremely important. If your child is sick - even if it's not COVID - we ask that you consider having them wear a mask to prevent illness from spreading. When in doubt about sending your child to school, please contact the school nurse for advice.

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.

Together, we must all make positive decisions inside and outside of school to keep our entire school community safe. Let's "uknight" in the fight against COVID at York Academy! 


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!


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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