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  • Ian Danner '16 Awarded American Visions Medal

    Posted March 24, 2015

    We are proud to announce that Ian Danner’s mixed media artwork,” Poise”, which received a Gold Key at The South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, has been selected for the National Exhibition in New York City and received one of its highest awards, the American Visions Medal.

    Ian will be given his award during the Scholastic National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall on June 11th. Following the ceremony, he is invited to attend the Maker Prom! in the Grand Ballroom of the Roosevelt Hotel. Also, during that same evening, the Empire State Building will be lit in gold to honor the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards National Medalists.

    “Poise” will be on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, New York City, June 10 – June 12, 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

  • Francisco Salinas-Fiesco '15, 2nd Place in Engineering Mechanics

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Francisco Salinas-Fiesco '15 presented his project, Displacement of Wind Turbines According to Wake Effects, at the 2015 York County Science and Engineering Fair on March 9, and placed second in the Engineering and Mechanics category.

  • Mrs. Donovan and Mrs. Wiley Perform with the York Symphony Orchestra

    Posted March 17, 2015

    On Saturday, March 21, Mrs. Debbie Donovan, Middle and Upper School Music Teacher, will play the e flat clarinet solo on the Bate's "Motherships" and bass clarinet on " The Planets". Mrs. Marie Wiley, Lower School Music Teacher, will be playing on the Rodrigo piece and "The Planets". The York Symphony Orchestra will perform Classical #3-New Frontiers at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, at 7:30 PM on March 21. Student tickets are $5. Additonal information and for tickets visit

  • Spring Artist in Residence- Jason Reed

    Posted March 13, 2015

    We are honored and excited to welcome, Julliard-trained, professional dancer, Jason Reed, as our spring Artist in Residence. During an eight week residency Jason will teach, choreograph, and mentor students in first through fifth grades, and provide workshops to all grades of YCDS students. Through curricular integration, students will work with Jason to learn about and practice various styles of dance and prepare for their final showcase in the Spring Concert. The spring concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 PM, at the Waldner Performing Arts Center, at York College of Pennsylvania.

  • Michelle Odell named Head of Middle and Upper School

    Posted February 27, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Michelle Odell has been named Head of Middle and Upper School effective July 1, 2015. Mrs. Odell has served as Associate Director of the Upper School at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando, Florida for the past eight years and has been educating students for more than 22 years. She will succeed Ms. Lisa Riker who announced her final year at York Country Day School this past fall.

  • Building Update- Dr. Christine Heine

    Posted February 27, 2015

    Please see the linked announcemnt from Dr. Heine regarding the future of YCDS.

  • YCDS FLL Team Awarded Third Place in State Competition

    Posted February 15, 2015

    The York Country Day School Cyber Hounds, FLL Team #6550, came home from the University of Pennsylvania FLL Championship as the 2015 3rd Place Champions. The team competed on Saturday, February 14th, against 47 other FLL teams who advanced from regional competitions. The Cyber Hounds received high marks in all three judging sessions and received four award nominations for; innovation, gracious professionalism, mechanical design and strategy.

  • Jordan Quashie '15 Presents at University of North Carolina

    Posted February 12, 2015

    On Wednesday, February 11, Jordan Quashie '15 presented his YCDS Senior Seminar research paper, "The Impact of Antihatianismo on Haitians Search for Refuge," at the 2015 Conference on African American & African Diasporic Cultures & Expereince, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

  • Cyber Hounds Advance to State Competition

    Posted February 6, 2015

    Congratulations Cyber Hounds! On Saturday, February 1, our FLL teams competed with approximately 20 other FLL teams in the Penn FLL Archbishop Wood Qualifier. The Cyber Hounds, team #6550, competed at a high level and came home Regional Champions! Team #9608, Mindstormers 2.0, has also had a great season. They won the Core Values award at the Penn State York scrimmage in January, and tied for 8th place in the robot games at the Regional Qualifier.

    The Cyber Hounds are advancing to the University of Pennsylvania State Championship Event on Saturday, February 14th, in Philadelphia, PA. We look forward to another great competition- Go Hounds!

  • YCDS Students Receive 2015 South Central PA Art Awards

    Posted January 29, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that Ian Danner '16, Bethany Rispoli '16, and Louis Smith Jr. '18 have all been named 2015 South Central Pennsylvania Art & Writing Award recipients. There were a total of 2,150 entries in both art and writing from 60 schools in the South Central Pennsylvania Region, and 628 entries were accepted. A selection of winning work will be on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania from February 28-April 28, and works awarded Gold Keys will advance to the National level of judging. Congratulations to these fine students for their exceptional work!

All School Calendar

Mar Fri 27

Parents Association Meeting

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Apr Thu 02

No School- Spring Break

Thru: 4/3/2015
Apr Mon 06

No School- Spring Break

Apr Fri 24

Parents Association Meeting

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Apr Sun 26

YCDS at the Revolution

Location: Santander Stadium
May Sun 17

YCDS 18th Annual Horse Show

May Mon 25

No School- Memorial Day

May Fri 29

Parents Association Meeting

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Jun Tue 02

Middle and Upper School Awards Night

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Jun Wed 03

Last Day of School