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Get the Lowdown with Dr. Lowe

York Academy Families:


We’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week! I want our teachers and staff members to know how much I, along with our Board of Trustees, Administration, parents, and the community appreciate all the many wonderful things you do. From tying a shoelace or counseling a student about college, to getting breakfast for a student or giving extra time, you make an impact. Your efforts to help students learn, grow, and succeed are appreciated! Thanks for the difference you make for our students, their families, our school, and the future of the York Academy.

In addition, it’s National School Nurse Day, and I want to thank our knowledgeable, caring nurses. Ms. Halloran and Ms. Nyoni are crucial members of our team, and the countless ways they care for our students is tremendous. 

I’d also like to thank everyone who helped us #UKnight to raise almost $26,000 during Give Local York! I’m amazed by your generosity and extremely proud of our Lower School students for raising $5,358 in the House and Kingdom Challenge. That’s $3,358 over their $2,000 goal!

The Houses that raised the most – Sanchar and Onesto - will get to have an exciting competition event soon. Please know that every dollar raised during Give Local York comes directly back to our students for innovative learning opportunities, impactful off-campus experiences, and scholarships. 

Lastly, I want to congratulate our students and Mr. Michael on an outstanding job at last night’s Spring Concert. It was standing room only! Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our talented musicians. Enjoy these amazing photos from York Academy parent, Paul McNally.


Enjoy the evening,

Dr. Lowe

PTO Updates

Don’t miss “Knight(s) in the City” this Saturday! The York Academy Family Social will be held at Gift Horse Brewing Company (117 N. George Street) from 3 - 6 p.m. Then, we’ll head to the Revs Game at 6:30 p.m. Purchase your tickets now. Please bring the whole family!


Interested in taking a more active role in the PTO next year? The annual election for officers will be held at the meeting on May 21. If you’d like to be added to the 2024-2025 ballot, email MaryRose Ritter (PTO President). Thank you! 

Save the Dates:

To keep you in the know, here’s a list of some upcoming events. We’ll share more details with you soon.


  • May 9: Knights of the Arts Performances (7 & 8) at 6:30 p.m. in Black Box Theatre
  • May 10: Up Your Game Spirit Day (Sports/T-shirt Day) and Knights of the Arts Performances (9 - 12) at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre
  • May 11: PTO “Knight(s) In the City” festivities for families (see above)
  • May 13: Board of Trustees Meeting on YouTube at 5:30 p.m.
  • May 13: Keystone Exams run through May 24
  • Read this important letter from Dr. Lowe.
  • May 16: Sixth Grade Exhibition Night from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Lower School Gym
  • May 17: Show Your School Spirit Day (wear teal/white/gray), Lower School Block Party from 6 – 8 p.m., and Prom
  • May 21: Cherry Lane Performances (10:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.) and PTO Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Lower School Library
  • May 21: Lower School Field Day
  • May 23: Graduation (by ticket only)
  • May 24: Chalk the Walk, Lower School House DRIP Day, and Students vs. Staff Basketball Game at 6 p.m. in the Upper School Gym

Soda Tab Drive to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House

The National Honor Society is running a Soda Tab Drive to benefit the Ronald McDonald House through this Friday. The organization helps alleviate financial burdens for families and supports their child's healthcare journey. Have some tabs to donate? Drop them in the jugs in the cafeteria.

Lower School Students vs. Staff Basketball Game

Don't miss the first annual Lower School Students vs. Staff Basketball Game! It's happening on May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Upper School Gym.

Tickets are $2/adults and $1/kids (cash only). You can purchase them ahead of time or at the door. Information was recently sent home with students, so check those backpacks.

Knight Staff Superstar: Jules Sebulsky

Congrats to PYP Coordinator, Jules Sebulsky, for being our Knight Staff Superstar! She was nominated for embodying the International Baccalaureate learner profile attribute of being caring.


According to her nominee, “While Mrs. Sebulsky portrays all of the learner profile attributes, she embodies the caring attribute the most. Mrs. Sebulsky is passionate about her work and she cares deeply for all our students and staff. She wants to see them succeed and is everyone’s personal cheerleader.


Mrs. Sebulsky never rests! She’s always looking for new ideas and finding tools and resources to help our teachers grow in their profession.  Mrs. Sebulsky also provides coaching opportunities to help them discover additional ways to make learning more exciting and engaging. She utilizes every moment of her day to work with students, meet with teachers, or find ways to make our Lower School curriculum and House System even better. She’s amazing at what she does, and the York Academy is blessed to have her! 


Thanks for sharing your passion with others and caring so much about our school community, Mrs. Sebulsky. Know that your hard work makes an impact, and that you are truly valued!

Sign Up for the Lower School Summer Library Program

The Lower School Summer Library Program is back! It will be held on multiple days and times between June 10 and July 11. We're pleased to offer these sessions in partnership with Martin Library. They will be held in the Lower School Library, and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Students who are currently in grades K-6 and incoming kindergarteners are welcome! Here's a breakdown of the sessions:

  • June 10: WellSpan Wellness from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • June 13: York County History Center from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • July 1: Susan Lowe (author) from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • This session is best suited for children ages 5 - 10.
  • July 8: K Pets from 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Please do not register for this session if your child has pet allergies.
  • July 11: Mindfulness and EFT (tapping) for Students from 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • This session is best suited for children ages 8 - 11, but younger students are welcome if their adult assists them.

Books may also be signed out after each session. Click below to learn more and sign up before May 17. Late registrations/walk-ins will be not be accepted, so make sure to register now. Questions? Email Mrs. Delone-Ladd. We look forward to offering these exciting sessions to your children!

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Please Note: The library will also be open for book circulation from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from June 11 - July 17. It will be closed on July 2 and 3.

Block Party Volunteers Needed

The 5th Annual Lower School Block Party is coming up on Friday, May 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help at the event (Lower School). It's always a special night for our school community, and your help would be greatly appreciated!

Learn More & Sign Up

Transportation Information

Information about transportation for the 2024-25 school year will be sent home with students soon. Make sure to watch for it, and please return it to the office as soon as possible. Thank you! 


May 9

Knights of the Arts Performances

Grades 7 & 8

6:30 p.m.

Black Box Theatre


May 10

Up Your Game Spirit Day (Sports/T-shirt Day)

Knights of the Arts Performances

Grades 9 - 12

6:30 p.m.

Black Box Theatre


May 11

PTO “Knight(s) In the City” Festivities for Families

Social at Gift Horse Brewing Company

3 - 6 p.m.

Revs Game

6:30 p.m.

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