Admissions Policy

Gift Policy

It is school policy that staff members cannot accept gifts from prospective families. Thank you for your consideration.

NAIS Principles of Good Practice

York House School is committed to abiding by the Principles of Good Practice as outlined by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). We seek to enroll students who show potential to succeed in a challenging academic environment, demonstrate an interest and ability in a variety of extracurricular activities and who are committed to serve their community.

We determine their suitability of each student by reviewing their application, report cards and letters of reference as well as administering an assessment and/or interview specific to each grade. We value the unique experiences, interests and talents of all applicants. Students who have alumnae status or have a sibling at York House School will be given priority if they fully meet the admission requirements.

  • The school seeks to ensure the appropriate match between a prospective student/family and the mission of the institution.
  • The school respects and affirms the dignity and worth of each individual in the admission process.
  • The school adheres to local, state, and federal laws and regulations that require non-discriminatory practice in the administration of admission policies.
  • The school adheres to established policies and procedures for student recruitment and enrollment.
  • The school operates under a clear set of practices for gathering, disseminating, and maintaining prospective student information, and respects the need for confidentiality.
  • The school does not initiate the transfer or recruitment of students from other independent schools.
  • The school respects the needs of students and families through the application and enrollment process and is clear about the time frame for acceptance of an enrollment offer.
  • The school shares complete information with families about their financial obligations before enrollment.
  • School representatives apply the same standards of integrity whether talking about their own school or making comparisons with other institutions.
  • The school recognizes the right of currently enrolled students to consider other educational options and provides appropriate support in that process.