The Many Colors of the Bill of Rights: Paying Homage to De Tocqueville

By Dr. Tara M. Lavallee   As an American as well as a global participant in the world, I strive to prepare York Country Day students in US History on how to think analytically in order to become proficient in applying theoretical schools of thought to real world situations, events, and policies. History and political facts … Continue reading The Many Colors of the Bill of Rights: Paying Homage to De Tocqueville

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Alumni Preserve History at YCDS

By Mrs. Laura Burkey, Alumni Relations The history of York Country Day School is a rich one filled with more than six decades of students, faculty, and headmasters. Founded in 1953, York Country Day School opened its doors in a house on Springettsbury Avenue. Two years later, the school moved to its permanent home on … Continue reading Alumni Preserve History at YCDS

Noche de Cultura

By Mrs. Katie Ritter Torres The Middle and Upper School Spanish Department hosted its second Noche de Cultura, or culture night, on Friday, November 10. At this event, we aim to celebrate and educate students on Spanish-speaking cultures through authentic food, games, sports, activities, crafts, dance, music, movies, and more presented by individuals who have … Continue reading Noche de Cultura

College Visits and Showing Interest: How to Start

By Mr. Jake Doll, Director of College Counseling This blog is the second part of series on college visits. To read the first entry, click here. Visiting and effectively communicating with admission offices is a great step to differentiating oneself as an applicant.  Meaningful visits help gauge appropriate fit and indicate how one may expect … Continue reading College Visits and Showing Interest: How to Start

Lower School Implements New Digital Portfolios

By Miss Jennifer Lam Ready, set, action! A student begins to create and act out their own word problem for their friend. Students had just finished learning the important vocabulary terms in word problems to create addition and subtraction problems. Using an iPad stationed in the classroom, their partner records the action-packed learning. Students have … Continue reading Lower School Implements New Digital Portfolios

Experiential Learning Enhances the YCDS Curriculum

Experiential learning is part of the York Country Day School curriculum that is celebrated in our community of learners. Some lessons are best brought to life when experienced outside of the classroom. Our prekindergarteners see the seasons change as they visit the creek on York College’s campus throughout the year. These young scientists collect data … Continue reading Experiential Learning Enhances the YCDS Curriculum

New Middle School Elective Teaches Bookmaking

By: Mrs. Stacey Filippone Bookmaking is an exciting new elective for students this year.  This class infuses technology with traditional fine arts pairing both skill sets to inspire authentic creativity. Students acquire skills in Adobe InDesign to create the design, layout, and content of their pages and craft the actual paper pages using techniques that … Continue reading New Middle School Elective Teaches Bookmaking