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  • International Day at YCDS

    Posted April 14, 2015

    On Tuesday, April 15, middle and upper school students enjoyed celebrating International Day. Each year, the Upper School Student Council organizes an event to celebrate international cultures and foods. This year, 21 upper school students participated by representing a country of their choice. The countries represented were: Israel, Nigeria, Vietnam, Denmark, Kenya, UK, Panama, China, Ghana, Hungary, Estonia, South Korea, UAE, Australia, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Norway, and Iceland. Middle and upper school students and faculty enjoyed learning interesting facts about each nation and sampling traditional cuisine.

  • YCDS Night at Santander Stadium

    Posted April 7, 2015

    Join us on April 26 as we take over Santander Stadium and cheer for the York Revolution as they take on the Long Island Ducks! All students, families, faculty and friends of YCDS are invited! Ticket orders are due to the front desk by April 21, 2015.

    A special alumni event will also take place in the Keystone Suite. For additional detials, please see the inviation to this special event here.

  • YWCA's Race Against Racism- Join our team!

    Posted March 27, 2015

    On your mark, get set, GO! Please consider joining the York Country Day School Team in the YWCA’s Race Against Racism 5K on Saturday, April 25th. This will be the culminating event for Ready Set Run, YCDS’ after school enrichment running club. Twenty, 3rd through 6th graders, have been training all winter and they are psyched to cross that finish line! It will be a great day filled with energy, achievement and lots of FUN!

  • 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.

All School Calendar

Apr Wed 22

LMS Parent information session

Location: YCDS Whiteley Library
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

LMS Parent Information Session

Location: YCDS Whiteley Library
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Apr Thu 23

LMS Parent information session

Location: YCDS Whiteley Library
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

LMS Parent Information Session

Location: YCDS Whiteley Library
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Apr Fri 24

Parents Association Meeting

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

YCDS at the Revolution

Location: Santander Stadium
May Fri 08

LMS Parent Information Session

Location: YCDS Whiteley Library
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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