Programs

Greyhound Academy

York Country Day School now offers Enrichment Classes throughout the academic year for students in York County and the surrounding areas. Greyhound Academy begins October 2019. Your school-aged child can attend one of our dynamic programs. Each session will run for various weeks, so please read the session descriptions carefully. Classes are offered in the areas of College Counseling, Theatre, Art, and Baby Massage. Students attending these sessions will gain access to our state-of-the-art labs and instructional equipment. After completion of the session, students can earn a certificate to place in a homeschooling portfolio.
To register for a session, click here. Please complete the forms below and send them with payment to:

Jamie Graham
York Country Day School
1000 Indian Rock Dam Road
York, PA 17403

Questions? Please contact Jamie Graham, Director of Summer Programs, at jgraham14@ycds.org.
    • Director of Summer Programs jgraham14@ycds.org

      Mrs. Jamie Graham

      Director of Summer Programs jgraham14@ycds.org

Greyhound Academy Policies

  • Students register for sessions based on their grade level as of September 1, 2019
  • Check should be made payable to YCDS
  • Registration confirmations will be emailed prior to the beginning of the session for which your child is registered
  • Payment will be returned only if the session is full or if the program is canceled by YCDS
  • Refunds will be granted ONLY if the request is made in writing to the Director of Admissions prior to October 1, 2019.

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  • Going to College - The Process of Getting There-( Grades 10 and 11 )

    Are you a 10th or 11th grade student who is thinking about your next journey after high school? Do you know where you might wish to attend, but are not sure about the process of getting there? The most prepared students do the bulk of the college work in the 10th and 11th grade. Join us on October 12, 2019 for our college counseling session. Going to College- The Process of Getting There, is  part of York Country Day School’s Greyhound Academy series. This session is open to any 10th or 11th grade student, along with their family,  in the greater York area. 
     
    During this one day, three-hour session, students will gain a better understanding of the following: 
    ·     How colleges and universities make their decisions
    ·     What information and materials are required for the application(s)
    ·     Standardized testing and how testing is utilized, as well as test prep options (free and fee-based)
    ·     Test-optional schools and how that works
    ·     Effective communication of YOUR story
    ·     Researching best institutions
    ·     Making effective visits and getting the most out of your travels to campuses
    ·     Gaining confidence
    ·     Strategizing your timeline to success
    ·     Understanding the basics of financial aid and affordability
    ·     Deciding where to apply
     
    Mr. Jake Doll, Director of College Counseling at York Country Day School, will present information on the topics listed above and more. He has more than a dozen years of experience on the college admission side, and has been counseling students at YCDS since 2012. Consider joining him and other interested students for three hours of information with tangible take-aways and fun along the way!  We hope you will join us and gain an edge in your process.  
    For questions regarding this session, contact Jake Doll  at jdoll1@ycds.org.  



    Schedule:Saturday,  October 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

    Cost: $100 


    A minimum of 8 students must be registered for this class.

  • Baby Massage: Mommy and Me Series ( Ages: Newborn to 10 months)

    Join Jessie Davies for a five-week series, exploring the benefits of Infant Massage Therapy. Learn basic massage techniques to help your baby find ease from daily discomforts, tools to de-stress from overstimulation and ways to encourage sleep. Through this program, you will be able to create a daily routine for you and your baby to build trust and strengthen bonds through the power of touch. This is best for new moms or moms-to-be! For questions regarding this session, contact Jamie Graham at jgraham14@ycds.org

    Schedule: Wednesdays during the month of October from 5:30-6:00 p.m.  

    Week 1: Benefits & Bonding through Massage Therapy
    Week 2: Massage Techniques for Gas, Constipation & Colic
    Week 3: Massage Techniques for Sleep/Relaxation 
    Week 4: Essential Oils and Reflexology to Ease Sinus Pain, Teething & Stress
    Week 5: Mommy & Me Yoga

    What to Bring: 
    Baby (or a babydoll)
    Soft Blanket 
    Baby safe lotion

    Cost: $75  for all 5 sessions

    A minimum of  5 students must be registered for this class.
  • Fun Fall Favorites: A Collection of Fall Art Projects (Grades 2-6)

     

    During this fall art session, students will explore various mediums such as oil pastel drawings, water-color paintings, sculpting, and printmaking.  Students will look closely at fall trees, pumpkins, leaves, acorns, apples, and Indian corn to create the following projects: 

    Pointillism painted pumpkins
    Fall tree landscape painted reflection
    Apple still life, blending oil pastels to show value
    Indian corn watercolor resist
    Leaf bowl impression using clay
    Reduction printing acorns and leaves

    For questions regarding this session, contact Jamie Graham at jgraham14@ycds.org

    Schedule: Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. This session will begin on October 2 and end on November 20, 2019. 

    $195 for all 8 sessions


    A minimum of 7 students must be registered for this class.
  • Theatre Production Class: Disney’s "101 Dalmatians" (Grades 2-8)

     
    This theater class will focus on exploring fundamental acting skills like projection, expression through voice and body, creativity, confidence onstage, and cooperation. Students will have the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids. Students will also learn music and choreography as part of this musical adventure.  This 8-week session will culminate with a public performance of the musical on November 23, 2019. In this musical, Roger and Anita live a quiet life with their Dalmatian dogs Pongo and Perdita, who have just had puppies. Their lives become full of danger and excitement when their villainous neighbor decides her next fur coat should have a lot of spots. Don’t miss being a part of this fur-raising tale. For questions regarding this session, contact Paige Hoke  at phoke@ycds.org

    Schedule: Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. This session will begin on October 5 and end on November 23, 2019. 

    Please note that Saturday Nov. 16, students will not meet. Instead students will meet on Sunday Nov. 17th from 1-2:30 p.m. This is an important rehearsal to attend.  

    Cost: $195  for all 8 sessions.


    For questions regarding Theatre, please contact Paige Hoke at phoke@ycds.org.

    A minimum of 10 students must be registered for this class.