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.


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

Admission Application

Copies of candidate's education testing (if any)

Application fee of $35

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:

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

Email: hholliway@ycds.org

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.

Hannah Holliway
Director of Admission &
Financial Aid

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