Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year

We're happy that you're interested in York School and invite you to explore our website, visit our campus, and begin your application to York. The Admission Office is here to assist you every step of the way. Call, email, or meet with us virtually or in person. We look forward to getting to know you and to sharing what makes York a great place to go to school.

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  • Student Visit Day

    October - November, January - February
    Tuesday - Thursday
    Visiting campus is the best way to see yourself at York. On your visit day, you'll enjoy a full day with a student host, experiencing a typical day on campus. 
    PARENTS: Once your student is off to class, we invite you to meet with York's Head of School and Assistant Head for Enrollment and Financial Aid.
    Schedule your visit here or call the Admission Office at 831.372.7338 x115 or 116.
  • Register for Assessment

    The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is the preferred admission assessment for 8th and 9th grade applicants to York School. The SSAT measures the basic verbal, math, and reading skills students need for successful performance in independent schools.
    Virtual SSAT Testing at Home and Testing at York Dates: Please contact our admission office regarding SSAT testing for fall 2020 and winter 2021
    Learn more here.
  • Application - Due February 1

    York School uses a common application for independent schools called the Standard Application Online (SAO).

    How to start your application:
    • Create an account at
    • Complete all biographical questions, including interests and activities
    • Choose “Apply to Schools” and select York School to start your application-York's school code is 8412
    • Next, choose to share your information with York—without this, we won't know about your application
    • Complete and submit the following:
    • Student Essay
    • Parent Statement

    Note: Applicants interested in using the Application for Bay Area Independent High Schools should contact our Admission Office for more information.
    You may set up a Falcon Applicant account here to accurately track your application to York School.
  • Recommendations & Transcript - Due February 1

    Request from Teachers before February 1
    Request teacher recommendations and transcripts through your SAO account (see APPLICATION information above):
    • English Recommendation (current-year teacher)
    • Math Recommendation (current-year teacher)
    • Principal Recommendation (current Head of School or counselor)
    • Official Transcript (we require transcripts from the current year and the previous academic year)
  • Interview - Complete by February 28

    January 14-February 28

    When your file is complete (application, all recommendations, transcript, visit day, and SSAT results), the Admission Office will contact you to set up an interview. This 15-minute conversation on campus is for the applicant with two members of the Faculty Admission Committee. We want to get to know you and give you the opportunity to ask questions about York’s programs and community.

Non-Discrimination Policy

York School values and admits students of any national or ethnic origin, race, religion, ancestry, family makeup, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at the School, and the School does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, tuition assistance program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Sean Raymond

    Sean Raymond 

    Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and Tuition Assistance, English
  • Photo of Chris Wilcox

    Chris Wilcox 

    Senior Enrollment Assoicate
  • Photo of Marcia Pompan

    Marcia Pompan 

    Enrollment Associate

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York School

9501 York Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-372-7338
Fax: 831-372-8055
We inspire and prepare a diverse community of creative, independent thinkers.
Since 1959, York School has created an exceptional college-prep experience for our youth: inspiring them to develop intellectual curiosity; challenging them to create and try new things; and preparing them to be passionate contributors in college and in life.