Kindness, Safety, and Social Media

Written by: Mrs. Michelle Odell It’s a strange title. My experience in education hasn’t let me to believe that kindness and safety are words associated with many social media interactions. People often say things on social media they would never say to a person’s face. The perceived anonymity makes them bold and erases the thoughtful…

Lower School Faculty Dive Deeper into the Responsive Classroom Model

Written by: Ms. Jamie McKim Imagine being part of a classroom where how you learn is just as important as what you learn. Where actually “doing” the learning is part of your everyday experience. Well, I do not have to imagine this, as our students live this everyday. This year, I have the honor and…

Bringing Restorative Justice to YCDS

Written by: Mr. Asa Church Pause and think about the U.S. judicial system. Are there any ways in which it could be improved? You can probably think of at least a few. And you’re not alone. Proponents of Restorative Justice have been exploring alternative ways to approach crime and punishment for some time now. Inspired…

YCDS Construction Made Possible by Many

The construction at YCDS may have been hard to miss, however, what many do not know is how many people made it possible. It is no secret that LSC Design was the mastermind behind the plans and that Kinsley Construction was the primary construction company, but nearly 30 subcontractors helped to make it all possible. Here are…

Biology Students Travel Across the Atlantic to Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique

YCDS teachers are constantly looking for ways to engage their students and to connect them to the world around them. Mrs. Liz Charleston’s transported her ninth grade Biology Class to Mozambique during their unit on ecology and the scientific processes. Gorongosa National Park, once a popular tourist destination, was ravaged by war. Recently the country…

YCDS Accreditation Process Taking Place this Fall

Amid the many exciting things happening at York Country Day these days, yet another will soon be coming to the forefront: our accreditation process! Mrs. Debbie Donovan will be coordinating our school’s combined accreditation by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. These accreditations ensure that York Country…