Students Bring Curiosity and Passion to a New Middle School STEAM Elective

By Ms. Michelle Statella Mission Possible: You are a game board designer and you have been assigned the task of creating a board game and packaging it in a way that will wow board game lovers. This was the assignment for our pilot group of seventh grade students enrolled in Board Game Design, an elective that…

When Students Talk Mission, the Community Strengthens

On Tuesday, January 23, YCDS students explored our school's mission statement. Mrs. Kari Miller explains the process in the video below: YCDS Mission York Country Day School, an independent college preparatory day school, inspires and nurtures the innovative and creative spirit of students as they pursue their intellectual promise. Students and faculty embrace rigor and…

Houndsgiving 3.0

By Mrs. Laura Burkey, Director of Development Groundhog Day. It’s one of the most popular non-holiday holidays, if you will. A pudgy little critter lumbers obliviously out of his cozy den where the world awaits his prediction of the impending weather. While it’s not as scientific as many would hope, it’s still a day that…

More than a Number

By Mr. Matthew Trump, Dean of Faculty As a teacher at YCDS, when I first heard the terms “standardized test”, my immediate reaction was that this would not align with the fact that all Country Day students are known and valued.  After a recent professional development session on January 15, 2018, with a representative from…

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Compassion

By: Mrs. Kristina Jones During the second week of January, students in the lower school discussed the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in library class. They read about his childhood, his famous speeches, his marches, and his dreams. On Friday, January 12, the lower school honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King…

We Walk Together:  Culture, Community and Caring at YCDS

People who know York Country Day School often talk about how it is a shared community-- a family. The stories are as unique as the students, each one a single thread that might otherwise drift away on the wind. But not at York Country Day School. Here, each of those threads is woven with care…