York Middle School provides a high quality educational experience for the approximately 540 students in attendance, from grades 5th - 8th. We have a true middle school model, centered around learning teams at every grade level, including full teacher teams of four in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, with each team consisting of a Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Science teacher. This structure is slightly different at the 5th grade level, where there are 7 teachers configured in 3 teaching teams of 2 teachers, and one self-contained classroom, to meet the needs of younger children who need fewer teachers and transitions. With our team sizes within the range of 60-90 students that is considered ideal in a middle school setting, York Middle School is able to offer a student-centered, flexible learning environment that is sensitive to the needs of individual students and developmentally appropriate for young adolescents.
In addition to a strong core academic program, York Middle School offers opportunities for students to engage in music (chorus and/or band), art (including advanced art), engineering, digital citizenship, physical education and wellness, family and consumer science, and enrichment opportunities for gifted students. Students have a range of middle school and intramural sports in which to participate, as well as after-school support provided by teachers . Our dynamic teaching team also runs a variety of experiential learning experiences for students, including an overnight at the Boston Museum of Science for our 6th graders, a three day environmental camp and team building program for our 7th graders, and a four day trip to Philadelphia and Washington, DC for our 8th graders. In addition, our students participate in music honors festivals, robotics and engineering competitions, National History Day, local history experiences, and range of other activities sponsored by our teachers. We welcome your interest in our school!
Barbara Maling, Principal
Jay Delehanty, Assistant Principal