Through gratitude, we live

By Laura Burkey, Director of Development "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward This year, our students engaged in the first-ever Thank-a-Thons at York Country Day School. Our Upper School students volunteered three times this year to call and write donors to the York Country … Continue reading Through gratitude, we live


Red vs. Grey: Color Day

By Jake Doll, Director of College Counseling Dating to the 1960s, Color Day started as a senior vs. faculty softball game in May of each year, culminating on the last day of school for seniors. The graduating class then spent the subsequent weeks completing their senior projects to be presented during the last week of … Continue reading Red vs. Grey: Color Day

YCDS scores honors at Sports Banquet

By Laura Burkey, Director of Development, and Ken Klenk, Interim Athletic Director This week, York County School of Technology hosted its 17th Annual Sports Banquet to honor the athletes of both York Tech and York Country Day School at Wyndham Garden. Through the co-op, YCDS students have the opportunity to play numerous sports. Senior Luke … Continue reading YCDS scores honors at Sports Banquet

Transform the world one deed at a time

Scott Gyenes, Upper School Faculty and Service Learning Coordinator Howard Zinn once wrote, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.” On Friday, May 11, the York Country Day School community participated in the annual Day of Service to help transform the greater York community. Our Middle and Upper School students visited … Continue reading Transform the world one deed at a time

Musical Instrument Design

By Mrs. Debbie Donovan, Director of Music Last spring, middle school teachers met to discuss ways to provide a greater variety of electives for our middle school students.  Our goals were to encourage thinking across the curriculum, increase collaboration among departments, and provide additional opportunities for STEAM projects. As a result, YCDS middle school students … Continue reading Musical Instrument Design

Breathe in, breathe out through enrichment

By Megan Woodward Donley, After-school enrichment Yoga teacher I have been honored to offer an after-school enrichment "little yogis" yoga program for the last five years at YCDS. As a 2003 York Country Day School alumna, I am a “lifer,” as I attended since kindergarten. I enjoy offering a program in a field that I … Continue reading Breathe in, breathe out through enrichment