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.

Welcome Back, Knights!

Welcome BackWe hope you enjoyed your summer! It's wonderful to see everyone. We're also thrilled to welcome some new Knights into the York Academy family!
Please make sure to read important updates below and check our
COVID-19 Hub regularly. You can also stay in the know by
liking York Academy on Facebook and following us on Instagram.
Let's make it the best year yet!

Important: Technology Agreement & Fee 

All parents (K-12) must sign our Technology Agreement for the 2022-23 school year. Please be aware that if your student is in grades 7-12, you must pay the $30 technology fee before they can bring their Chromebook home to do schoolwork. We'd appreciate if you could sign the agreement and pay the fee as soon as possible so they do not fall behind.

Please note that there is no fee for students in grades K-6, but you will still need to sign the agreement. Here are the steps to sign the agreement (K-12) and pay the technology fee (grades 7-12 only).

  1. Go to or use the My School Bucks app on your phone and log in with your existing account. If you do not have an account, you will need to create one.  Make sure to add your children to your account.

  2. At the top of your My School Bucks page, head to “School Store” and choose “Store Home.”

  3. Choose Technology Agreement K-6 or Technology Agreement 7-12 for your (first) student. You will only see the choices for students you have added to your account. If necessary, go back and add your additional children.

  4. Select the first option to pay by credit card or choose to pay by cash/check. Complete the form and choose “Add to Cart” at the bottom. Students in K-6 will only have one option.

  5. If you would like to submit payment by cash/check, choose “Pay by Cash or Check,” complete the form, click “Add to Cart” and check out with a $0 balance. Please send payment to school with your child (checks payable to York Academy Regional Charter School). 

  6. If you have additional children, go back to “School Store” and follow the steps above for each student. Make sure to head back to your cart and check out! 

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

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.

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


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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