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.

Double Good Knights Pop-Up Store Open Until Friday

Do you love watching movies with 🍿? Then you should check out Knights International’s new and limited time fundraiser with Double Good Popcorn! There are so many different award-winning gourmet flavors to choose from for your next movie night! This pop up store closes on Friday (10/7) at 6:30 p.m. Make sure to click here to get yourself some "Double" goodness!


As always, thank you for supporting our Knights International program, which raises funds to help junior and senior students travel to Spanish speaking countries like Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina and Chile. 


School Pictures Are Almost Here!

School PicsIt's soon time for school pictures! This is a great way to get a special photo of your child, so send them to school dressed in their best.


We understand that you may have received emails from Lifetouch about school pictures. Please disregard those emails. Picture days are not cancelled! Upper School pictures will be held this Friday (10/7) and Lower School pictures will take place next Thursday (10/13).

Please note that York Academy is no longer utilizing Lifetouch, so disregard any emails you get from them. Our new vendor is JostensPIX, and you will be receiving emails from them. Those emails are legitimate and will provide detailed information about viewing your child's picture and placing an order. We truly apologize for the confusion. 

Students do not need to wear their uniforms, but they do have to choose school appropriate clothing (no crop tops, ripped jeans etc.). New this year: JostensPIX recommends that students do not wear the color green. 

Again, Upper School pictures will be held this Friday (10/7) and Lower School pictures will take place next Thursday (10/13). 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Saborea on October 13

SaboreaCome celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Saborea at the Upper School on Thursday, October 13 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Saborea means potluck in Spanish.


We'll have foods, crafts, games and more to help celebrate the Hispanic community within York Academy. The event is sponsored by National Spanish Honor Society, and everyone is welcome!


Also, if your child is in 9-12th grade and needs service hours, this is a great opportunity. Tell them to see Mr. Bartrom for a recipe. They can also find one on their own that speaks to them and represents the Hispanic culture. S

Students who make a recipe and bring it to share at Saborea will receive two service hours for participating. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Trunk or Treat Reading Spooktacular is Back!

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is back! In partnership with the York Academy PTO, we will be hosting our second annual Trunk or Treat Reading Spooktacular event on Wednesday, October 26 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Trunk themes will be related to children's book characters. All York Academy families and students (K-12) are invited!


Families will be asked to vote on the best trunk and best costume, and prizes will be awarded. Plus, all York Academy students will receive a new book just for attending! Please note that children will need to be supervised by their parents/guardians at all times.


The PTO is seeking candy donations for the event. Click here to sign up to help. 


If your family will be coming, please click here to register/RSVP. It will only take a minute, and will help us plan. We hope you will join us to make this our biggest family outreach event yet!

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!

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. 

Click here to learn more.


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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