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A College-Prep, Independent Day
School for Grades 8-12

we believe in the power of a york education to change lives. 

Welcome to york

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.

At the base of this experience is the strong and welcoming York community. The 225 students in grades 8-12 join us from from public and independent middle schools in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties and around the world. The faculty, who set high standards for their students and for themselves, bring enthusiasm and expertise to their classes as they connect with and mentor each student.

Combining this with opportunities to participate in sports, arts, travel, and service learning leads to great high school experience.


I could have sent my kids anywhere. I chose York because I wanted them to have a great education and also be grounded in the real world – to be in a community of people from all backgrounds. – JEANETTE CISNEROS (Parent OF LISA '97, GABRIEL '00, AND JULIAN '05)

Connect with the York experience by exploring the rest of our website where you’ll learn about our leading academic program and lessons that extend from classroom to playing field or performing stage, and beyond.

York School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California Association of Independent Schools. York is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Independent Curriculum Group. York School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin 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, financial aid program, or athletic and other school-administered programs. 

York School
Find Us 9501 York Road Monterey, California 93940
Tel831.372.7338
Fax831.372.8055

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