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Founded in 1959, York School inspires and prepares a diverse community of creative independent thinkers. Drawing students from public and independent middle schools in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties and around the world, the 225 students in grades 8-12, 42% of whom are on financial aid, benefit from an exceptional academic program and a welcoming community. Combining the classics with innovative teaching and learning, the York program builds expertise and ability, preparing students to creatively navigate the 21st century. Committed faculty and small class sizes allow for personal attention and keep courses engaging and inspiring. Beyond the classroom, students pursue a variety of extra-curricular activities including athletics, fine and performing arts, clubs, and service learning. This dynamic learning environment prepares York students to be leaders in an exciting future, meeting global challenges with confidence and compassion.