York Prep School

40 West 68th Street
New York, NY 10023

+1 212-362-0400

11-18 yrs
American Curriculum
Type of School
Day School
Main Language


York Prep, an independent college-preparatory day school, is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. The co-educational school educates 350+ students and its proximity to Center Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, and the New-York Historical Society make it a highly desirable location. Teachers at York Prep routinely call upon centers of culture and learning in New York to augment the classroom experience.

Founded by Ronald Stewart and Jayme Stewart in 1969, York Prep is committed to creating a nurturing environment that challenges and supports each student in an inclusive setting. Compassionate and accessible educators guide our students through a traditional and rigorous curriculum, while employing a range of innovative techniques to cultivate each individual student’s skills, abilities, and interests. York strives to educate the whole child, meeting each student where they are, and supporting them as they grow into lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

While our curriculum is challenging and prepares our students to succeed academically in top schools, we prepare them to do much more than just earn good grades. We prepare them to be confident people of character.

We take pride in being inclusive, open, and accessible to our students. Our teachers work closely with each student to tailor an individualized educational track throughout the school year. They are dedicated and passionate about the cultivation and development of every York Prep student.

York Prep teachers bring years of dynamic teaching experience, skills that were developed working in the field, and infectious enthusiasm for learning into their classrooms. As a result, students gain skills in analytical thinking in addition to their educational growth. Ninety per cent of our teachers hold advanced degrees and they have been teaching for a median of 14 years.

Kate Maggiotto

Head of School

Kathryn (Kate) Maggiotto is thrilled to serve the York Prep Community as its second Head of School. She brings to this role a deep understanding of and commitment to educational leadership and the York Prep community. Since joining York in 2016, Mrs. Maggiotto has served in a variety of roles including as an English teacher, Middle School Dean, Dean of Faculty and Assistant Head of School. Through her close work with York’s teachers and staff, students, and families, Mrs. Maggiotto has a clear understanding of both the unique value of a York Prep education, and how to build on the school's 54-year legacy.

Prior to joining the YP community, she taught at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary school, in Washington, DC, Young Playwrights’ Theater a social-justice focused arts-education non-profit and Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth. In addition to her experience as an independent school teacher and leader, Mrs. Maggiotto spent many years working in the theater industry as a producer, playwright, and dramaturg.

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