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.

Important Update: Students Will Learn from Home on April 11

Please note that the York Academy will have a Flexible Instruction Day on Tuesday, April 11. This means that the holiday break (April 7-10) will be extended by one day.

All students will learn from home and should not come to school on Tuesday, April 11. Work will be assigned to them ahead of time, and no classes will be held by Zoom. Our teachers will attend Professional Development all day and will not provide any direct instruction.

Details will be shared in Knight News and from Dr. Lowe through the Call One system. 


Apply NowApply for the 2023-2024 School Year by March 31

If it's time for your child to start kindergarten or you have one who needs a positive change, please consider the York Academy!

We’re accepting applications for students entering K-9th grade until March 31, and
we invite you to apply.  

The Academy is a diverse tuition-free public school that provides a stellar, well-rounded education. 

Through the challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, our caring, qualified educators will empower your child to be a lifelong learner who thrives and makes a difference. They will build critical thinking skills, nurture their curiosity, and develop intercultural understanding and respect for others. Find out more.

Please Join Us: Personal Project Exhibition Night

MYP Personal Project ExhbitionYou're invited!  Please join us on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Upper School. Students will be ready to tell you about their Personal Projects and what they have learned.  

The Personal Project is the culminating assignment in the Middle Years Programme (MYP), in which students explore an area of personal interest over an extended period of time. It provides them with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have practiced and mastered over the last few years. While working on their Personal Projects, students develop important skills needed for the Diploma Programme and in life beyond the classroom.


We hope you'll stop by to see what our incredible students have accomplished!

Save the Dates: PSSA Exams

PSSAsStudents in grades 3-8 will participate in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) during the end of April and beginning of May. 

Students in grades 3-8 will test from approximately 8:30-10:30 a.m. each day. 

-  April 25-27: English Language Arts (Grades 3 - 8)
May 1 and 2: Mathematics (Grades 3 - 8)
May 4 and 5: Science (ONLY grades 4 and 8)


It is important for you to avoid scheduling medical/dental appointments during school hours on the dates listed above. In addition, educational trips on testing dates will not be approved.

ALL students (K-12) are encouraged to participate in these dress down spirit days:

-  April 17: Imagine Your Future (college sweatshirts)
April 18: Smarty Pants Day (wear sweatpants)
April 19: Be Your Own Superhero (superhero t-shirts)
April 20: Up Your Game (sports jersey day)
April 21: Show Your School Spirit (teal, white, gray)


Questions about PSSAs? Find out more here (en español). You may also contact Dr. Jeremy Overlander at [email protected] or (717) 900-5001. He is the point of contact for both schools.

Click  here (en espanol) to read an important letter from Dr. Lowe with additional information.

Congrats to Our Basketball Teams on Successful Season

Boys Basketball ChampsIt was fantastic to have basketball back at the York Academy! We are very proud of our student athletes and coaches on a terrific season. It was our first season back since before the pandemic and we came back strong.

Congrats to our 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team! The Championship game was earlier this month, and they came out on top! Way to go, Knights!

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!

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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.

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. Thank you!

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