Un Voyage au Québec

By Mme. Kristi Spies, Middle and Upper School French Teacher Visiting the Carnaval de Québec has been on the minds of Juniors, Abe Miller and Emory Burton since they discovered it in their 6th grade French class. After viewing videos of the ice canoe races, the night parade and other activities that make up the…

York Country Day School: Where education and empathy meet, a community grows.

Imagine it’s morning and you’re strolling across campus, sunlight streaming through a wall of windows as students arrive back at school and come inside. Here, you’ll see eager elementary students rushing off to robotics class, after high-fives from their older student mentors. Here, freshmen await with excitement today’s group college visit with their classmates and…

The Importance of Numerical Literacy

By Mr. David Tuten, Upper School Mathematics Teacher A few years ago I attended a conference sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. One of the popular topics was Numerical Literacy, or Numeracy, as it is more commonly referred to by mathematics educators. We discussed the importance of ensuring that students, and therefore…

YCDS Students and Faculty Return from Robotics World Championship

YCDS students Jagr Krtanjek and Jessica Babcock are two members of the local FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, TechFire. TechFire is comprised of students from across York County. Amy Harmon Krtanjek, a YCDS faculty member and parent, serves as one of the team's mentors. TechFire competed in the FRC World Championship Competition in St. Louis on…