Thank you for your interest in the York Academy!

The lottery for the 2023-24 school year was held on Monday, April 3 on our
YouTube Channel.

Currently, there is a waiting list for all grades (K-9), but we invite you to
complete the online application so your child can be added to it. Please see the guidance below to help you with the application process. 

If an opening becomes available, we will contact you at the email address you used when you applied. This may happen throughout the upcoming school year. If your child has not been offered enrollment by January 2024, please consider applying for the 2024-25 school year. Applications will be accepted in February/March 2025 for the Lottery. Check back in January 2024 for details.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Linda Albright at (717) 801-3900 or [email protected]


The Application

When you complete the application, you will need to upload photos of two proofs of residency that reflect your child's home address.

Examples of the first proof of residency:
A copy of your rental lease agreement or home purchase agreement, 2022 tax bill, 2022 school property taxes, W2, 1040 or a notarized letter stating the parent's address and that the child resides there.

Examples of the second proof of residency are:

A copy of your driver's license, pay stub, utility bill (ex. water, sewer, electricity), insurance card (ex. auto) or bank statement.

About York Academy

York Academy is a diverse tuition-free public school that provides a stellar, well-rounded education focused on preparing students for college and beyond.

Through the challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, our caring, qualified educators will empower your children to be lifelong learners who thrive and make a difference. They will build their critical thinking skills, nurture their curiosity, and develop intercultural understanding and respect for others.

York Academy’s progressive performing and visual arts programs cultivate creativity and self-expression. Our innovative Design Technology coursework is unique to the International Baccalaureate curriculum and focuses on holistic problem solving using the design cycle. At the York Academy, students have access to incredible learning experiences that are unmatched locally.

We're proud that our Lower School (K-6) is ranked as one of the top five charter elementary schools in PA by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, 100% of the graduates in our first two classes (2022 & 2023) are continuing their education! One of them was a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, an impressive achievement. She received a full scholarship and studies engineering at Vanderbilt College. Graduates currently (or will) attend Haverford College, Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Allegheny College, Temple University, Bridgewater College, Florida Memorial University (basketball scholarship) and more. Their majors range from pre-med, engineering and biology to animation, music technology and neuroscience. 

Our graduates are succeeding because of their hard work, the advantages of the IB curriculum, and the support of their teachers and families. They are resilient and self-confident, prepared for incredible futures!