Pure Vida — YCDS Students and Winter Break

By Sr. Eric Fleming and Sra. Katie Ritter Torres The Spanish Department had the pleasure of chaperoning thirteen upper school students to Costa Rica over the week-long winter break. Our hope was that this immersion experience would give new meaning to students’ language studies and inspire them to travel and seek out opportunities to use … Continue reading Pure Vida — YCDS Students and Winter Break

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YCDS Robotics Team Headed to FIRST World Championship

YORK, PA, March 26, 2018 – The York Country Day School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team, GearHounds 9242, will compete in the FIRST World Championships in Detroit, Michigan on April 25-28, 2018. In their fourth year competing, this is the first year that the GearHounds have qualified for the World Championship. They will be one … Continue reading YCDS Robotics Team Headed to FIRST World Championship

Art as a Means of Self-Expression and Discovery

By Mrs. Carol Royer When you think back to your elementary school art projects, what do you remember most vividly? What was it about them that made a connection to your ideas, your aesthetics, or your feelings? For me, those memorable art lessons had a number of things in common. First, they encouraged creative thought … Continue reading Art as a Means of Self-Expression and Discovery

What is a Super-Regional?

Ms. Amy Harmon Krtanjek This weekend, the York Country Day School GearHounds robotics team will be in Scranton, Pennsylvania competing against the best teams from the eastern US in the FIRST Tech Challenge East Super-Regional Championship.  They earned their spot to compete by their performance at the Pennsylvania State FIRST Tech Challenge Championship held in … Continue reading What is a Super-Regional?

STEAM in Action

By Mrs. Amy Harmon Krtanjek At the heart of STEAM is the intersection of technical and artistic, calculations and exploration.  At York Country Day School, opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary projects are what make the school day enriching and true to life.  This spring, our upper school students are collaborating on a project that is … Continue reading STEAM in Action

Get Outside

By Mr. Ken Klenk Marc Behoff states that "Play is training for the unexpected." When one pauses to consider the depth of this sentiment, one realizes that play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. At YCDS, play, exploration, and discovery are a key components … Continue reading Get Outside