YCS Featured in NYC DOE Showcase School Video

For the past two yeascreen-shot-2016-10-18-at-1-30-36-pmrs, YCS has been one of a handful of schools selected by the NYC DOE to be a Showcase School.

As part of this program, YCS has hosted teachers and administrators as they visited the school to learn about the program and processes the school has implemented to encourage development with focus on the key qualities of a learning child.

The NYC DOE recently created a video highlighting the role YCS plays as a show case school.  Click here to watch the video.

We are proud of our school and proud of our community.  Many of the enrichment programs and other services that have contributed to the success of the school would not be available without your support.  Please click here to make a donation to YCS today to continue this great progress.


Welcome to YCS!

Yorkville Community School is a neighborhood elementary school that opened on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in September 2009. We opened our doors with four kindergarten classes, and have been adding a new grade each year. Our school is located in a neighborhood that is rich with cultural institutions, parks, historic landmarks, family run businesses and community based organizations. We pride ourselves in the relationships that we have been developing with these organizations and community businesses in order to meet the needs of our students. Each unit of study is enhanced by the meaningful connections that these amazing neighborhood sites provide our students, within and outside the classroom.

Please Join Us for Curriculum Night (Sep 22: 5-7pm)



Curriculum Night is an opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom and learn about our school curriculum, daily routines, and enrichment programs.

This is your chance to meet your teacher(s) and learn more about their plans.  Teachers will offer two identical presentations enabling parents of multiple children to attend two sessions.

During this time, parents and guardians are also invited to stop by the Book Fair in the Cafeteria to shop for books.

Please join us between 5-7pm at the school.  We hope to see you there.

Welcome to the YCS 2016-17 School Year!

As we begin the 2016-2017 school year, please find some quick reminders below:

  • Parents/guardians will be receiving a welcome email from their children’s teacher shortly.
  • September 8th is the first day of school.  It is a half day for Kindergarten students (11:45 am dismissal) and a full day for First – Fifth Graders (3:00 pm dismissal for Second –Fifth grades and 2:50pm dismissal for First grade.) The school day begins at 8:40am for all grades
  • All parents/guardians are automatically part of the YCS Parent Teacher Association (PTA). There is no separate enrollment and all members have a voice and voting rights.
  • Please email pta@yorkvillecommunityschool.org with any questions or comments.

Thank you

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