• A Day

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


Monday - Friday, June 10 - 21, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

York School Campus

9501 York Road, Monterey




Deadlines & tuition

Summer 2019 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 May 15 for early registration and May 31 for regular registration. 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


Artificial Intelligence / Game Design

Grades 9-12

Artificial Intelligence/Game Design will explore some of the modern computational techniques used to engineer machines capable of rational decision making, perception, and learning. Topics will include knowledge representation, logic, search algorithms, constraint-satisfaction problems, and machine learning.


Grades 7-10

Cutting-edge research in bioscience and biotechnology draws upon ideas and methods from a broad range of academic disciplines spanning the sciences, engineering and medicine. This course includes a brief overview of areas of current research and gives a close-up of cutting-edge developments in the field.

Creative Writing

Grades 7-9

In this course, students develop the imaginative, critical, and technical skills necessary for writing fiction and poetry. Using the published work of well-known authors as well as original student writing, students explore various topics and problems that face anyone embarking on the creative-writing process. 

Design Thinking

Grades 7-10

In this project-based course, students collaborate in teams, sharing skills and insights acquired each day while working together on exercises tailored to their ages and interests. Over two weeks, students develop a solid understanding of Design Thinking’s basic goals, concepts, and methodologies. 

Digital Storytelling

Grades 7-10

Images tell stories. Since photography is more easily accessible today than ever before, learning how to use imagery to tell and share our stories can become an essential ingredient in communication that transcends language.  This course is designed to improve your visual story telling skills.

Expository Writing

Grades 8-11

In this course, students learn and practice the craft of writing while developing their reading and speaking skills. We will focus on the writing process, from brainstorming and pre-writing to revision.  Throughout the course attention will be paid to selected works while honing skills to develop original and detailed writing.

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

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