The energy of our students is one of the most visible qualities of York Country Day’s Upper School. This extraordinary energy is found in our classrooms, where vigorous learning and a vibrant exchange of ideas takes place. It overflows into our courtyards, labs, and workshops and animates the students in the hallways, the lounges, and the playing fields. Created both within and beyond the school, this energy, harnessed within our close-knit community, makes a difference in our students’ lives. The School encourages and scaffolds this energy by providing both an academic and cocurricular program rich with opportunities and challenges and a faculty that creates a stimulating classroom environment.
Success as a Country Day student involves making choices about one’s interests, strengths, challenges, and personal integrity. Our students develop a robust background in liberal arts disciplines through required and elective courses, independent study opportunities, and clubs. They make selections every day about which activities to pursue, how to demonstrate their talent in courses in which they excel and how to improve in subjects that they find more challenging; they take classes at York College of Pennsylvania to fortify their Country Day education. Our advisory program provides students with the academic and socio-emotional support they need, as they navigate their journey through the upper school.