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 … Continue reading Kindness, Safety, and Social Media

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 … Continue reading Lower School Faculty Dive Deeper into the Responsive Classroom Model

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 … Continue reading Bringing Restorative Justice to YCDS

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 … Continue reading YCDS Construction Made Possible by Many

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

A Peek Inside the YCDS Kindergarten Classroom

Written by: Ms. Jennifer Lam The aroma of a bakery fills the air while a mother pushes her baby through the streets. Nearby castles with high walls are built then guarded with freeze rays. The echoing sounds of marbles rolling through a maze of tunnels are joined by cheerful giggles. Welcome to the world of … Continue reading A Peek Inside the YCDS Kindergarten Classroom

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 … Continue reading YCDS Accreditation Process Taking Place this Fall

A Reflection on the First Week of School

Today marks the completion of our first week of school. There were many favorite moments for students that range from digital arts to robotics, from math to advisory, and from new student lounges to lunch. Our faculty and staff helped ease the transition for students given our new spaces and new schedules. It was a … Continue reading A Reflection on the First Week of School

YCDS to Host Statewide Robotics Season Kick-off this Saturday

Many of you saw the ribbon-cutting robot that opened our new building and program. Did you know one of our high school teams built and programmed the robot over the summer? The YCDS GearHounds are entering their third season competing for YCDS in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition; these students gladly took on this … Continue reading YCDS to Host Statewide Robotics Season Kick-off this Saturday

York Country Day School’s New Media program empowers students to be storytellers

Everything has a story, and those stories have the power to change the world. That’s the message Evan Scherr wants to instill in students in the New Media program at York Country Day School. Scherr, program director at the independent, college preparatory school in Spring Garden Township, teaches YCDS students skills and tools to create … Continue reading York Country Day School’s New Media program empowers students to be storytellers