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…

Upper School Students Begin Service-Learning Projects

By: Mr. Scott Gyenes What is Service-Learning? As the coordinator of service-learning for the Upper School, that is a question I am often asked. In general, service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection. This enriches the learning experience, teaches civic responsibility, and strengthens students’ academic skills.…

Middle and Upper School faculty spend in-service learning how to be better equipped to approach advisees

By: Matthew Trump, Dean of Faculty While many had January 16th off in celebration of M.L.K., the faculty at YCDS spent the day participating in a variety of activities during an in-service day. Specifically, the faculty of our students in grades 6-12 participated in a professional development opportunity that addressed the social and emotional needs…