YCDS Students Recognized by the Rotary Club of York

Tess Murphy’19 and Jagr Krtanjek’19 were recognized this week by the Rotary Club of York as Students of the Month. Both students spoke to the organization’s membership about transformative experiences in their own lives. Below are the speeches they presented. Tess Murphy Good Afternoon. My name is Tess Murphy. I am very honored to have…

York Country Day Faculty Embrace Pedagogical Prowess

By Mr. Matthew Trump, Dean of Faculty and Upper School Science Teacher Every community member at York Country Day is engaged in perpetual learning. Whether the constituent is a student investigating Shakespeare or an athletic trainer exploring the latest in physiological peak performance, we all strive to remain current in our fields. Faculty embody the…

Guided By Students: Initial Thoughts on the Introduction of Upper School Peer Mediation at YCDS

By Mrs. Molly Wertz, Dean of Students and Middle and Upper School English Teacher There are many times during the course of a week that adults in the school are called to help students navigate situations. We help new students navigate their schedules, help 6th graders learn to advocate for themselves with their teachers, help…

Follow the Leader

By Chrissa May, Grade 5 Teacher Follow the leader is a simple childhood game, right? Well, not when you are a grade five student at York Country Day School and your leaders are people such as Dwight D. Eisenhower and William Penn. Ask a student in grade five, newly christened ‘Leader of the Lower School,’…