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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B-
40 W 68th St
New York, NY 10023
About York Prep School...

Applying

Application Deadline
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From York Prep School


Our goal for students is unwavering integrity, a desire to learn in a rigorous academic environment, and enthusiastic participation in community life. We make leaders, joiners, and achievers. York boasts a diverse curriculum, outstanding faculty, and exceptional Arts and Sports programs in the heart of Lincoln Center.

Our philosophy is that every student is motivated by the possibility of success. Compassionate educators creatively address the needs and interests of a diverse community. Every student is challenged by a traditional curriculum in a structured environment. We nurture lifelong learners who become leaders in their fields and communities

York Prep School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1250
52 responses
Average ACT
28
33 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • International food night
    38%
  • Drama club performance
    25%
  • Field day
    13%
  • NA
    13%
  • Prom
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    350
    43%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
    43%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
    57%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    63%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    25%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    38%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    38%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $112,564
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,857
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $875,143
    National
    $184,700

    York Prep School Reviews

    38 reviews
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    York Prep is a special school. In an ultra competitive city, where the private schools create high pressure environments, York stands out as a school that focuses on the individual students. The program is traditional and challenging, while targeted towards each individual student. This program works.
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    York Prep has been an amazing school for our daughter. While quite smart, our daughter has struggled with some academics and was bullied. She started 6th grade at York and this year has been amazing for her. She has flourish academically with the support of all the teachers, the small classes and the Jump Start Program The small class sizes and staff to student ratio means that kids don’t fall through the cracks. York has a great understanding of learning differences including issues with reading, writing, processing speed, working memory, and ADHD.

    She was able to make an amazing group of friends, participated in the school play and several other afterschool programs. Students are also supported emotionally. There is no tolerance for bullying. There is a mentoring class and the school counselors are available to meet at lunch and afterschool and work closely with teachers to address any issues that arise in the classroom.
    I have attended York for the past three and a half years. I started off as a mediocre student and not being confident in my academics to a very strong student. The College Guidence Administration helps second semester Juniors and New Seniors with the college application process, making everything as clean as possible. The school doesn’t just help you get into college, but in your Senior year they also start to give you more of a college ideal. The teachers give you projects and papers that are shorter but similar to what you’d be getting in college. And the kids attending the school from sixth to twelfth grade are all open minded and love to welcome new students.