Curriculum Mapping Benefits Students at YCDS

By Dr. Melanie Glennon, Curriculum Coordinator and Upper School English Teacher Teachers at York Country Day School have spent the past two years mapping, drafting, designing and reinventing curricula to create the best learning opportunities for our students. Mapping has been, and continues to be, a powerful tool for accomplishing both curriculum alignment and curriculum-focused…

Summer @ YCDS

Still not sure what your kids are doing this summer? Take a look at our Summer @YCDS programs and camps that are open to ALL children, not just current YCDS students! Camps and programs include offering in athletics, academics, robotics and the fine and performing arts for children ages 3-18! For more information or to…

Math Enrichment Challenges Lower School Students to Apply Classroom Lessons to the Real World

By: Mrs. Kristina Jones York Country Day School launched a math enrichment program in the Lower School in 2015 to meet the needs of students. Through project-based learning and real-world applications, students are challenged to expand their understanding of particular concepts. To enrich their understanding of perimeter, our third-graders recently sketched a farm and determined…

Advanced Biology Students Get STEAMy About Photosynthesis

By: Mr. Matthew Trump The curriculum of the Advanced Biology class offered to 11th and 12th grade students at YCDS is modeled after a freshman college Biology course. The level of detail of biological concepts covered in the course, such as the chemistry of photosynthesis, is sometimes mind-numbing, especially for those not totally enthralled with…

Tenth Graders Bonded Over Escape Games Live and Bowling

By: Ms. Paige Hoke On Friday, the 10th grade class had the opportunity to work on team and relationship building outside of the classroom setting. With several new students, it was a great opportunity for the 10th grade to come together and form stronger bonds.   We started the day at “Escape Games Live,” where students…