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YC: Passion, Preparation & Purpose

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When you walk through the door, you can feel it – the indescribable energy that comes from a place where every student is known, cared for, inspired to learn, and thrives in and out of the classroom. Located in York, Pennsylvania, York Catholic is a private school serving students in grades 7 through 12 from across York County and northern Maryland. York Catholic is a part of the Diocese of Harrisburg school system and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

At YC, engaging experiences across academics, the arts and athletics prepare students to be critical thinkers, curious learners, contributing collaborators and thoughtful community members. At YC, our students are not the leaders of tomorrow — they lead now! Our students are empowered to set and achieve high goals through a focus on college preparation that helps them maximize their potential and create a path to grow their talents and interests into successful careers.

YC Fast Facts

  • Our newly renovated 33-acre campus in York, PA features separate middle and high school facilities, state-of-the-art technology, sprawling grounds, modern athletic facilities and a custom student life center that creates collaborative experiences much like a college campus.
  • York Catholic high school and middle school serves an average of 550 students across grades 7 through 12 each year. Our classes are small with an average 14:1 student ratio, creating a close community where each student is personally known and cared for.
  • Students of all faiths come together at YC where all faiths and cultures are respected.
  • All employees and volunteers are required to complete Youth Protection Program to help ensure the safety of our students.

YC is about more than the beautiful campus or bustling athletic facilities, more than the welcoming halls, classrooms and student life gathering spaces. YC is a community of students, educators, families and alumni who each represent an important part of the school’s story and carry their piece into the world as they leave their mark as learners and leaders. If you are seeking a place that prioritizes academics alongside personal well-being and encourages students to cultivate their passions through diverse learning and extracurricular activities, it is time to consider making YC a part of your story. Reach out to learn more about the private high school and private middle school experience at York Catholic.

Mission & History

Where We Have Been Shapes Us

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Core Values

The Tenets That Shape the Experience

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The YC Impact

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Faith, Mind, Heart, Family

At YC, our core values guide our approach to all we do. Each plays a critical role in shaping our culture that prioritizes empathy, service, ambition and excellence. They shape our trusted community and inspire us to strive for our best in all we do.


A focus on faith and Christian values guides our approach to helping students prioritize integrity, reflection and service to the greater community.


At YC, we believe engaging experiences are the best teachers. Students set and achieve high academic goals as they become critical thinkers, curious learners and skilled communicators.


A culture of compassion, understanding and a commitment serving to others and the greater community is a fundamental part of the YC experience.


When you choose YC, you receive new branches on your family tree as you enter the culture of “we” that focuses on creating meaningful, personal lifelong connections.

As one of the top private schools in Pennsylvania, York Catholic is focused on helping students prepare to excel in college and beyond through an integrated approach to education that gives graduates a competitive edge as they begin the next chapter of their higher education or career journey. We also take seriously our purpose to provide students with dynamic and memorable middle school and high school experiences, helping them create lasting friendships and connections as they build the personal, physical and academic competencies and skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Preparation with Purpose

Passion drives purpose at YC where an approach to college and career preparation begins with personal counseling and support to help each student recognize their passions and understand how to use and refine their strengths to set and achieve high academic goals. Learn more about the YC approach to preparing for college.

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