Lower School Traffic Changes

There are significant parking and traffic changes around the Lower School that you need to know. York Academy can no longer use the gravel lot across from the playground. Click here to find out more, get Pick-up Pass details, and learn about major shifts in traffic flow (dismissal). 

Please know that our Administration met multiple times with local entities including the York City Police Department, Traffic Bureau, City of York, neighboring businesses, and a consultant. Although the plan in place is not ideal and is challenging for everyone, we must move forward. We will continue to reflect and improve the process. Let's stay calm, be kind, and "UKnight" to keep students safe. Thank you for your patience and support!

Click here to watch a video from Dr. Lowe.


Important: Complete the New School Year Information Form

We need your help, parents! If you haven't completed the New School Year Information Form, please do it nowWe must have information on file for each of our students - from our youngest ones to our seniors. Remember to fill it out separately for each YARCS student in your family. A popcorn and movie party is still up for grabs at the Upper School for the first House whose parents have all completed the form!


Stay In the Know

There are many ways to keep up to date with what's happening at the York Academy! Read weekly Knight News editions and check out our News page. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, too.

You can also add our website calendar to your default calendar app! When you subscribe to it, anything we add or update will automatically show on your phone/tablet.  It's quick and easy.

1) Click here and look for the share button (top right corner)
2) Hover and view the drop-down options. 
3) Click on iCal/RSS Feed and follow the prompts. 

Questions? Email us at [email protected]


Pennsylvania Youth Survey: Grades 6, 8, 10 & 12

York Academy has agreed to participate in the Pennsylvania Youth Survey. The purpose of the survey is to gather the information needed to plan prevention and intervention programs to improve mental health and school climate, and reduce substance misuse, school drop-out, and violence in schools and communities. The survey is being offered at no cost to all public, private, and charter schools in the state. 

On October 4, students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 will complete the online survey at school. It will be proctored by the classroom teachers with the support of our school counselors. The survey is completely anonymous, and no identifying information will be collected or stored on your child. The results are aggregated, and the responses are added together for a total percentage per grade level and at the state level.  Click here to read more.


Notes from the Kitchen: Summer P-EBT Benefits Updates

Notes from the KitchenI have received so many wonderful comments about the new program (CEP) that allows us to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to you. The kitchen and cafeteria serve over 1,200 free meals each day! Please take advantage of this exciting program. Thank you for allowing us to serve your children.

Below you will find some important information about the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). To be eligible for a 2023 Summer P-EBT benefit, a student must:

  • As of May 2023, be attending a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

  • Be determined as eligible for free or reduced-price school meals for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Summer P-EBT benefits started to be distributed at the end of July and will continue through mid-August 2023. Parents/guardians will receive a letter from DHS before the student receives the summer 2023 P-EBT benefit. The letter will advise the parent/guardian that their child is eligible for the summer benefit. Please click here for more information. You will see links to check if a child was determined eligible to receive P-EBT.

If you have any questions or dietary concerns, please contact me at 717-801-3900 ext. 4313 or [email protected].


Eat well and be healthy,

"Ms. Gina" (Regina Arnold, Food Services Manager)