Each day, the faculty at York Country Day School forms authentic and powerful connections with their students as they stoke curiosity, encourage exploration, and advocate for students. WRITTEN BY: TIM STONESIFER "A great teacher can inspire students to become their best selves, both personally and academically,” says Head of School Christine Heine. “What our faculty … Continue reading York Country Day School teachers cherish a 'shared journey in education'
Prioritizing students' social and emotional wellness is as important as the academic curriculum that is taught. Through the inclusion of Mindfulness, Responsive Classroom, Peer Mediation, Restorative Justice, and grade level sessions led by a dedicated counselor, YCDS is taking part in conversations to address social and emotional skills.
Project-based learning (PBL) connects students with real-world problems to solve. These authentic learning opportunities provide a framework for students to fuse together multidisciplinary applications, collaboration, and design thinking to identify and propose solutions to challenges that professionals encounter in their daily work. PBL is one of many learning methods students experience in the York Country … Continue reading Authentic Learning Opportunities Through Project Based Experiences
York Country Day’s focus on wellness is about developing habits of mind. Written by: Anthony Machinski, Our York Media (Molly Wertz, York Country Day School's advisor for the peer mediation program, leads a group of students through a discussion. Wellness is one of York Country Day School's signature programs. (Photo by Paul Chaplin for Our … Continue reading York Country Day School Prepares Students to Choose a Joyful Life