Message from Principal Seufert

Posted on: June 4th, 2020

York Catholic Family,

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 has left the world, our nation, our community, and each of us experiencing a variety of emotions including sadness, anger, and horror. It is disheartening that actions of hate and injustice continue in our society. It is clear there is much more progress to be made.

In the last week and a half, the York Catholic community has proven, across social media and through other communication channels, it stands for what is right and just, reinforcing the values of faith, family, and mutual respect for all of mankind. We are proud. With each graduating class, we become more confident that our future is bright.

As Mr. Dan Breen, Superintendent and Secretary of Education for the Diocese of Harrisburg, stated in his address to the senior class of 2020, “the world desperately needs you!” The world needs young men and women who will peacefully work for justice, defending the dignity and sanctity of all human life, and using the values and lessons instilled during their formative years of Catholic Education.

As a community, we must continue to stand strong together to ensure our Catholic Christian faith and values permeate every corner, from our care for our students and their families while they are in our halls to the mandate to serve the global community, leaving it better than we found it.

During these times, we must rely on our faith in Christ and faith in each other, which unite us. We must rely on our Christian values where discrimination, injustice, violence, and hatred are sins that will not be tolerated. And we must not allow the political rhetoric to divide us, but rather be united in our values and our voice. We must “love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind.”  And we must “love our neighbor as ourselves.”  For “on these two commandments depend all the law.” (Matthew 22)

May we all continue to believe in the power of the York Catholic community and remain proud of our collective voice for peace and justice. We encourage our students, faculty, and alumni to engage in personal conversation, continue to listen with open hearts, always strive for better understanding, and grow as a supportive community of love and respect.

With hope,

Mrs. Katie Seufert ‘96

Click here for a message from Pope Francis and Bishop Gainer.

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Posted on: June 1st, 2020

York Catholic is blessed with generous alumni, parents, and community friends who have continued to support our school for over 90 years. We want to say thank you, as well as to give you an update on our fantastic 2020 graduating class.

  • $11 million in earned college scholarships
  • 71% earned college scholarships
  • 97% are continuing education
  • 1% are enlisting in the military
  • 2% are entering the workforce
  • 15,242 hours of service to the community  

Our York Catholic Fund supports every student by enriching extra-curricular programs, music and the arts, professional development for teachers, academic program support, athletic programs, technology, special projects, and operating expenditures. This year, we have a fundraising goal of $300,000 for the York Catholic Fund by June 30, 2020. We need your support to finish reaching our goal!

Every gift, whatever the amount, counts and is truly valued. Please use the return envelope that was included in your Spring issue of Greensleeves or click here to use our online donation page.  

Thank you for caring and giving!

Congratulations Class of 2020

Posted on: May 19th, 2020

Congratulations York Catholic Class of 2020!

  • 67% of this class of 95 students earned over 11 million dollars in college scholarships!  Some students received full tuition, room & board, and some received full tuition.  Many received multiple scholarships from universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations.  Click here for the Class of 2020 Scholarship Recipients.

  • This class will contribute to our global society as 97% have chosen to continue their education after high school; 1% are entering the military, and 2% are entering the workforce.  Click here for the Class of 2020 Post-High School Plans.

  • This class shared 15,242 hours of service to the community volunteering with fire departments, police departments, hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, food pantries, animal rescues, and community events.

We also celebrate the abilities and gifts of certain individuals from the Class of 2020 who received recognition from sources outside of York Catholic.   Click here for the Class 2020 Awards.

The graduates of the Class of 2020 have left their mark on York Catholic High School and are now prepared and ready to make a difference in their community and the world.  Our wish for this class is that they practice their Faith, expand their Mind, open their Heart, and honor their Family as the new alumni of York Catholic High School.

Please click here for a special video created especially for the Class of 2020.

Be sure to visit the York Catholic Facebook page for photos from Senior Delivery Day!

Congratulations Class of 2020!  We look forward to celebrating with you in July!

Re-enrollment Process

Posted on: May 15th, 2020

At York Catholic, we are grateful for your partnership with us in the education of your children who bless our community everyday with their talents.  Please read the following information thoroughly as it contains important information regarding re-enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year, and the tentative calendar-at-a-glance.



In an effort to prepare for the budget and enrollment numbers for next year, we have aligned the re-enrollment process with our course selection calendar. Tuition figures for next year will be published in early April after budget approval by the School Board.  In order to budget appropriately, we are asking families to re-enroll now.  The early re-enrollment fee is $200.00 per student by February 21, 2020.  After February 21, 2020, the re-enrolment fee will increase to $250.00, with an increase to $300.00 after April 3, 2020.  $200.00 of the re-enrollment fee will be applied to your child’s 2020-2021 fees.


Important Documents

Attached, please find the following documents for your information and/or completion:


Again, we thank you for choosing York Catholic and we look forward to a continued partnership with your family next school year.


Summer Assignments

Posted on: May 1st, 2020

Parents are not able to access the Google Classroom or Google Docs to see the assignments.
Parents and new students must access the PDF version.



Summer Math Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 7 – Pre-Algebra (PDF) – practice pages, not required

Summer Math Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 8 – Algebra I – Part I (PDF)

Summer Math Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grades 9-12 – IXL (PDF)



Summer Reading 2020 – Book List for all English Classes (GoogleDoc) (PDF)
Summer Reading 2020 – Writing Checklist for all English Classes (GoogleDoc) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 7 – (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 8 (Google Classroom 4fc2v4h) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 9 CP (Google Classroom 2fdfwig) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 9 H (Google Classroom phwmfar) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 10 CP (Google Classroom fumulnw) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 10 H (Google Classroom nyjm4iv) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 11 CP (Google Classroom sq37xlb) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 11 H (Google Classroom t5jr4ld) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 11 AP (Google Classroom e7barcb) (PDF)

Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 12 CP (Google Classroom mhy5rl3) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 12 H (Google Classroom zqybjlh) (PDF)
Summer Reading Assignments 2020 – Incoming Grade 12 AP (Google Classroom fnd3ik2) (PDF)

Distance Learning / Coronavirus Update

Posted on: April 1st, 2020

Alumni Supports Class of 2020

Posted on: February 15th, 2020

Dear YC Alumni,

As an alumna of York Catholic High School, you are part of our family and have likely been watching as our country and our school has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is unquestionably an uncertain time in many Americans’ lives, the Class of 2020 have had some heartbreaking circumstances thrown their way.

Graduation marks a time of transition that all of us look back on with fond memories. I’m sure many of you remember the excitement that came with the last weeks of senior year; the final countdown, yearbook signings, prom, and graduation. Never did our newest alumni expect the ending of their high school careers to be in their living rooms. How heartbreaking is it to imagine finishing our time at York Catholic without a graduation ceremony together as a class?

With the current pandemic, the heat of summer, and school lobby construction, York Catholic is looking at alternative venues in late July so the Class of 2020 can celebrate and be together one last time before they begin their next chapter. That is why I’m contacting you today.

We began our Alumni Association not as a fundraising arm of the school, but to continue to build our YC community, as a way to keep in touch and share memories and celebrate accomplishments and milestones. Yet these extraordinary circumstances call for an extraordinary effort from our YC family.

This is one time we are asking for us to come together to support our newest alumni. We are asking for your help to rally behind our current seniors, the youngest upcoming group to join our Alumni Association, and provide them with a graduation they won’t forget!

We can help our future alumni by helping to offset the costs associated with graduation (venue rental, caps, gown, commemorative photo, etc.). If you want to be a part of something special for the YC Class of 2020, click here to make a donation or send a check to York Catholic, 601 E Springettsbury Ave, York PA 17403. Be sure to mark Graduation 2020 in the Memo section.

If CDC guidelines do not allow for large gatherings by mid-July, donations will be transferred to the York Catholic Tuition Assistance Fund in the name of the YC Alumni Association to help students whose families may be suffering hardships as a result of the current economic challenges associated with COVID-19.

Thank you for sharing your York Catholic Irish spirit and welcoming the Class of 2020 to our YC Alumni family.


Donna (Crimmins) Hoffman ‘72
YC Alumni Association President


Student Medical Requirements for 2020-21

Posted on: February 1st, 2020


The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has established school immunization requirements for all students.  The regulations are intended to ensure that children attending school in PA are adequately protected against potential outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases.  A child must have the required medically-appropriate vaccines or a plan to complete those vaccines or risk exclusion from school.

Children in grades 7-12 need the following immunizations for attendance:

  • 4 doses of tetanus * (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of acellular pertussis* (1 dose on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after previous dose given)
  • 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (usually given as MMR)
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B
  • 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity
  • 2 doses meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)
  • 1st dose is given 11-15 years of age; a 2nd dose is required at age 16 or entry into 12th
  • If the dose was given at 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.
  • 1 dose of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) – age 11 or older

*   Usually given as DTaP or DTP or DT or Td

If you submitted doctor’s documentation of the administration of these vaccines previously, you do not need to repeat this step unless an additional booster or immunization is needed or has been given in the past year.  (Students entering grades 10, 11, & 12 – please note the dose requirements for the MCV vaccine.)  All new students must submit doctor’s documentation of the dates the above doses were administered to the York Catholic nurse by August 20, 2020.  If any of the required immunizations will not be given by August 20, please click here for the PLAN form to detail the dates the immunizations are scheduled to be given.

Under Pennsylvania state law, students without the required immunizations or a plan with scheduled dates of administration on file, cannot be admitted to school.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at or consult the PA Department of Health website.



The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that all children must have a medical examination upon original entry into school (Kindergarten or first grade), and in grades six and eleven. These grades were selected because they represent critical periods of growth and development in a child’s life.

A medical examination is also required for those children who have transferred to York into any grade from other states or from other Pennsylvania areas and who have not sent records of previous examinations.

We are recommending that these examinations be done by your family physician, since he or she can best evaluate your child’s health and assist you in obtaining necessary treatments and corrections.

It is important that the school have a record of a child’s health status. This knowledge enables the school staff to help children achieve maximum benefits of their educational opportunities. Please click here for the School Physical Form – Private Physician. Please remember the form must be filled out as completely as possible by your family physician and must be returned to the school nurse no later than August 20. Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school physician. All examinations by the family physician are at the expense of the family.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at

PLEASE NOTE:  Students planning to play sports must also submit the PIAA Physical paperwork completed by a physician.  Details coming soon.



The School Health Law of Pennsylvania requires that children receive a dental examination upon original entry and in grades 3 and 7. Believing that the family dentist should be the chief source of dental care, we encourage each child to visit the dentist
regularly. Please click here for the Dental Form for your dentist to complete. Please remember that the form must be filled out as completely as possible by your family dentist and must be returned to the school nurse by August 20. Any student who does not return this form will receive a medical examination by a school dentist. All examinations by the family dentist are at the expense of the family.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah DeLuca, York Catholic nurse, at

Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg

Posted on: January 1st, 2020


May 6, 2020

As part of the bankruptcy proceedings for the Diocese of Harrisburg, the court has approved the form and manner of notice for the submission of claims by survivors of abuse.  Please click here for details.




February 19, 2020

Dear York Catholic Family,

As some of you may be aware, today, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

I am writing to reassure all constituents that our school is a separate legal entity, distinct from the Diocese of Harrisburg, and is not involved in the filing proceedings for bankruptcy.   The ministries and operations of parishes, Catholic schools, and entities, such as Catholic Charities, should not be directly affected by the Diocese’s Chapter 11 proceeding.  York Catholic constituents can rest assured that revenues of all forms provided to York Catholic High School are protected assets of York Catholic. York Catholic will continue to operate as usual, fulfilling our mission to educate our students in an atmosphere of faith, family, and mutual respect, preparing them to serve the global community, while guided by a Christian moral compass.

The Diocese has asked us to share resources regarding their reorganization.  These are posted to their website at I encourage you to review these resources as they do provide significant information on the next several steps in this process. If you have additional questions regarding the Chapter 11 process, please visit or call the bankruptcy information line at 1-866-977-0992.

Please continue to offer prayers for all individuals and faith communities impacted by the situation at hand. Your partnership in Catholic education is appreciated. Thank you for your continued trust and support of York Catholic.


Katie Seufert ’96


Lucky Charms Club

Posted on: July 1st, 2019



Students in kindergarten through 3rd grade are invited to join our Lucky Charms Club for fun activities throughout the year organized by our YC students.

Click here to join the club and receive reminders about upcoming events.