Admissions

Admissions Process

Our admissions process is designed to allow the applicant and our admissions committee to learn more about one another. Every applicant spends time in classrooms learning about the academic expectations, social environment, and community atmosphere at YCDS. Once complete, each applicant’s file is reviewed by the admissions committee. Students are evaluated based on their academic ability as well as their potential to contribute to the life of the school. The goal of the admissions committee is to admit students who will be personally successful and positively impact the school community.
    • Director of Admissions

      Jamie Graham

      Director of Admissions

Lower School

Our Lower School begins with our Panda class and culminates in grade 5 after which students transition to the Middle School. Like the curriculum, the Lower School admissions process focuses on the whole child.

List of 3 items.

  • Application

    Please complete an admission application for each child applying for lower school admission:
  • Teacher Recommendation

    If your child is currently enrolled in school or day care, please ask your child's teacher to complete the recommendation form as soon as possible. The recommendation form is confidential, your child's teacher should return the form directly to:

    Mail:
    York Country Day School
    Office of Admission
    1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
    York, PA 17402

    Fax to: 717-815-6169
  • Class Day Visit

    Lower School applicants visit their age-appropriate class during the school day as part of the admissions process. The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a class day visit upon receipt of the admissions application.

Middle and Upper School

Our Middle and Upper School is comprised of grades 6 through 12. As part of the admissions process, applicants spend a day at YCDS to learn about student life and complete the required admissions testing.

List of 3 items.

  • Application

    A complete application includes:
     
  • Teacher Recommendation

    Please ask your child's current Math and English teachers to complete the appropriate recommendation forms as soon as possible.
    The recommendation form is confidential, your child's teachers should return the forms directly to:

    Mail:
    York Country Day School
    Office of Admission
    1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
    York, PA 17403

    Fax to: 717-815-6169
  • Class Day Visit

    All middle and upper school applicants visit their age-appropriate class during the school day as part of the admissions process. The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a class day visit upon receipt of the admissions application.

International Admissions

At York Country Day School, we are dedicated to welcoming international students and providing them with an extraordinary academic and community experience. YCDS works with international agencies, based in the United States, who support international students and their families through every step of the admissions process and establishing student residency.

Interested students should contact one of our partners to learn more about opportunities for international students.

American Home Life International, www.amhomelife.org or via email at amhomelife@amhomelife.org
EduBoston, www.eduboston.com or via email at contact@eduboston.com