York Preparatory School

40 W 68th St, New York, NY 10023

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The school was originally chartered in 1896 as a branch of the New York Preparatory, but was not established until 1969, where it opened at 116 E. 85th St.; it relocated to its present site in 1997. Mr. Stewart, an Oxford-educated Englishman, has been the school's only headmaster. Enrolling pupils from throughout the Metropolitan New York City area, York Prep offers a traditional academic program that emphasizes college preparation. The school's tracking system places every student in one of several ability groups maintained in each discipline, thus enabling pupils to learn with others of similar skill and ability levels. The curriculum features electives in most fields, as well as several Advanced Placement courses and AP examination preparation in additional subjects. The Scholars Program, a three-year sequence that leads to an honors diploma, invites selected students to attend twice-weekly seminars on topics not covered in the standard curriculum. The school also allows qualified pupils to participate in independent study. Faculty utilize York's Upper West Side location by incorporating available cultural and recreational opportunities into their curricula. Boys and girls in grades 9-12 satisfy a 25-hour community service requirement each year.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 6-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address40 W 68th St, New York, NY 10023
Year Established1969
Legal StatusInc
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$40,500-41,200; estimated extras $2350
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$1,120,000

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarQuarter
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Learning Differences, Remedial Math, Remedial Reading, Review, Tutoring
Advanced Placement CoursesCalculus, English, French, Spanish, US History
Summer SessionAcademic Enrichment Review Remedial. 4-8 weeks
Accredited ByMSA
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Cross-country, Golf, Indoor Track, Soccer, Track, Volleyball
Interscholastic Boys' SportsBaseball
Interscholastic Girls' SportsSoftball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School54
Most Common Graduate DestinationsBoston U 3, Syracuse 2, Hobart/Wm Smith 2, Harvard 1, MIT 1, Oberlin 1


Applications DueJanuary
Application Fee$50
New Students100
Percentage of Applicants Accepted50
Tests Used for AdmissionCEEB, ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL


AdministratorRonald P. Stewart
Administrator's TitleHeadmaster
In Office Since1969
Administrator's CredentialsBA, BCL, MA, Oxford Univ (England)
Co-AdministratorRobert Reese
Co-Administrator's TitlePrincipal
Co-Administrator's CredentialsBS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MS, Cornell Univ, PsyD, Yeshiva Univ (NY)
Director(s) of AdmissionsElizabeth Norton & Cathy Minaudo, Adms

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment356
Day Students356
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)95
Secondary Enrollment (Grades 9-PG)261
Average Class Size15
Student-Faculty Ratio6:1
Dress CodeUniform
Teaching Faculty62
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)67
Male Teaching Faculty20
Female Teaching Faculty42

Campus & Endowment

Buildings on Campus1
Facilities Value$10,000,000
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