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Grade 8
Students in York’s 8th grade take a combination of courses unique to their grade level and courses with students in upper grade levels. Six courses are required, including grade level-only courses in arts, English, history, and science. Students also enroll in appropriate math and world language courses, based on their individual levels. Students can choose to take a music ensemble, including Choir, Jazz Band, and Strings.

Grades 9-12
York School values a breadth of study, so requires the following distribution requirements for graduation. Requirements for students who enter York after the 9th grade may be altered based upon the student’s previous study. Each semester, students must enroll in six courses, except 12th graders, who may take five courses. Students who wish to take seven courses must obtain the permission of the Director of Teaching & Learning.

The Athletics/Health & Fitness program has the goal of improving students’ physical and emotional well being and promoting lifelong fitness. Physical activity improves students’ physical and emotional well-being by promoting fitness, decreasing stress, oxygenating the blood, fostering social connection, providing time in nature, improving the mind-body connection, and many other meaningful ways.

In order to fulfill the Athletics graduation requirement, students must participate in two out of three seasons of either an interscholastic sport or a health & fitness activity (on campus or in an independent activity). During each season the Athletics/Health & Fitness period is an integral part of the school day, and attendance in these activities is mandatory. Team sports meet from 3:00 p.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Health & Fitness activities meet two days per week for approximately 90 minutes. 

For more information about York's interscholastic teams, visit our Athletics page.

York School

9501 York Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-372-7338
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.