Curriculum Mapping Benefits Students at YCDS

By Dr. Melanie Glennon, Curriculum Coordinator and Upper School English Teacher Teachers at York Country Day School have spent the past two years mapping, drafting, designing and reinventing curricula to create the best learning opportunities for our students. Mapping has been, and continues to be, a powerful tool for accomplishing both curriculum alignment and curriculum-focused … Continue reading Curriculum Mapping Benefits Students at YCDS

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Known and Valued at YCDS

By Mrs. Kari Miller, Head of Lower School “Known and valued...”  two small words which hold powerful meaning within the walls of York Country Day School. This amazing phrase from the YCDS mission statement is the essence of our school. As humans, we need to feel that we belong and that we are known. It … Continue reading Known and Valued at YCDS

Summer @ YCDS

Still not sure what your kids are doing this summer? Take a look at our Summer @YCDS programs and camps that are open to ALL children, not just current YCDS students! Camps and programs include offering in athletics, academics, robotics and the fine and performing arts for children ages 3-18! For more information or to … Continue reading Summer @ YCDS

Math Enrichment Challenges Lower School Students to Apply Classroom Lessons to the Real World

By: Mrs. Kristina Jones York Country Day School launched a math enrichment program in the Lower School in 2015 to meet the needs of students. Through project-based learning and real-world applications, students are challenged to expand their understanding of particular concepts. To enrich their understanding of perimeter, our third-graders recently sketched a farm and determined … Continue reading Math Enrichment Challenges Lower School Students to Apply Classroom Lessons to the Real World

Advanced Biology Students Get STEAMy About Photosynthesis

By: Mr. Matthew Trump The curriculum of the Advanced Biology class offered to 11th and 12th grade students at YCDS is modeled after a freshman college Biology course. The level of detail of biological concepts covered in the course, such as the chemistry of photosynthesis, is sometimes mind-numbing, especially for those not totally enthralled with … Continue reading Advanced Biology Students Get STEAMy About Photosynthesis