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


Monday - Friday, June 8 - 19, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

York School Campus

9501 York Road, Monterey




Deadlines & tuition

Summer 2020 tuition is $1,300. Families who register after April 30 will be charged a tuition of $1,550. Due with the registration form is a $300 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied toward tuition. The remaining tuition balance is due by June 4. Checks should be made payable to York School. Tuition includes basic course materials and lunch.


Stanford Honors Academies are two-week intensive courses on specific topics offered in select locations in collaboration with a local school or education organization. Instructors are typically Stanford graduate students, researchers, visiting scholars, or fellows who are experts in their fields and bring their particular knowledge into each class. 


Expert Instructors

Expert instructors and engaging interactive workshop format. Class sizes are small for an exciting experience.

Advanced Topics

In-depth exploration of advanced topics that are not typically offered in school curriculum.

Personalized Evaluation

Students receive a certificate of completion and a written evaluation from the instructor upon completion of the course.


Admission is selective. Students will be chosen based on:

  • School Recommendation
  • Academic Record
  • English Proficiency

Game Design

Grades 9-12

Game Design

Course Description

Game design, robotics, logic and problem solving. This class is an introduction to computer science and UX design. Students develop a portfolio of critical and practical work while developing design and engineering skills. For the final project students design and program their own video game.

Creative Writing

Grades 7-10

Creative Writing

Course Description                 

How many writers does it take to tell a story? Despite the persistent myth of the solitary genius, many of today’s most beloved narratives come from a roomful of writers. Students in this class will write short fiction in a highly-collaborative class environment.  As a group, we will generate ideas and respond to a variety of high-energy writing exercises designed to jump start each student’s personal creative vision. In addition to group-brainstorming, students will support each other’s writing by giving feedback in the form of full-class and small-group workshops, and the entire class will collaborate on an introduction to an anthology of stories to which each class member will contribute. Students in this class will learn the basics of fiction writing, develop their collaboration skills, and gain confidence in their creativity.  

Instructor: Emma Catherine Perry

Emma Catherine Perry is a PhD student in the English department at UGA. Her research centers on feminist methodologies, posthuman rhetoric, and techno-futurisms. She is currently at work on a collection of essays that looks at gender, labor, and automation and a collection of poetry. 

Design Thinking for College Preparation Using Entrepreneurial Mindset

Grades 7-10

Design Thinking for College Preperation

Course Description

Students will learn and apply the foundational concepts of Design Thinking to identify, analyze and provide creative solutions to a problem they or their community faces. We will unleash the entrepreneurial talents of students to be comfortable with the basic steps of Design Thinking while building their expertise in preparation for tackling higher education and/or academic challenges they may face in the near future.

Social Sciences/Global Citizenship

Grades 7-10

Creative Writing

Course Description                 

In this course, students will explore some of the fundamental tenants of globalization. The first week of the course will be dedicated to student's gaining an understanding of comparative cross-national perspectives of world, societal, and educational changes. The second week of the course will allow students' to work in groups to develop a mock policy memorandum concerning education, technology, trade, or human rights. The aim of these endeavors is to allow students to generate their own conceptualization of what it means to be a global citizen.

Forms and Information

Registration Form
Registration Checklist
Transcript Request
Teacher Recommendation Form

For more information, contact the program Coordinator at 831.372.7338 x116 or cwilcox@york.org

York School
Find Us 9501 York Road Monterey, California 93940

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