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.

New School Year Student Information Form

We're thrilled to have your children back in our schools! In order for us to have current details about them, please click here to complete the New School Year Student Information Form. If you have more than one student, complete it separately for each one. 

This information is collected each year so we are aware of parent/guardian and emergency contacts, any medical concerns, transportation needs, and more. 

The deadline to complete the form has passed. If you have not completed it,
please do so now. Thank you for helping us stay in the know so we can best support your family!

Important Lower School Drop Off and Pick Up Instructions

We need your help! Please watch the video below from Dr. Lowe to learn more about morning drop off. Thanks for playing your part to keep our York Academy family safe!

Make sure to watch the video below for some 
very important details about pulling out of the gravel lot onto Beaver Street.(Spoiler Alert: You could get a $180 ticket!

Important: Technology Agreement & Fee 

We need your help! All parents/guardians are required to sign the 2022-23 Technology Agreement through My School Bucks.

If your student is in grades 7 - 12, you are required to sign the technology agreement and pay the $30 tech fee before they can bring their Chromebooks home with them. Make sure to do it now, so your child does not fall behind on their work.

There is no technology fee for students in grades K-6, but you must still sign the agreement.

Click here for the specific steps to sign the agreement.

Questions? Please contact Steph Barnes at [email protected]. Thank you!

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


Throughout the pandemic, our COVID-19 Safe Return Committee has worked behind the scenes to keep our school community as safe as possible. This committee meets on a regular basis, and is comprised of parents, and members of our staff and Board of Trustees. They will continue to monitor state, federal and local guidance (York City Health Bureau). Check our COVID-19 Hub often for updates.

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 
(view the Spanish version) and keep them home if they are sick. Testing will not be offered this school year, so this is extremely important. In addition, if they have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 (especially in your household), they should wear a mask to school to protect others. Click here for current CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 illness or exposureIf 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.

In addition, as with all vaccinations, if your child received the COVID-19 vaccine please let our nurses know. Simply take a picture of their card with your phone and email it to Ms. Halloran (K-6) or Mrs. Urey (7-12) for our records. 

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! Your support is deeply appreciated.


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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