About the School

Founded in 1959 as an Episcopal boys’ boarding school in Pacific Grove, the York School of today is a coeducational 8-12 day school enrolling 225 students located on a beautiful campus in Monterey, California. While the school continues to pay special attention to the spiritual growth of all its students, York is no longer officially affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese.

Guided by its mission to inspire and prepare a diverse community of creative, independent thinkers, York combines a classic liberals arts curriculum with innovative teaching methods that provide excellent academic preparation for collegiate studies. York prides itself on the personal attention students receive as well as the wide range of opportunities they are afforded.

Throughout its history, York has embraced diversity, equity and inclusion. With a commitment to attracting students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds (approximately 40% of the student body is on need-based financial aid), the school is dedicated to developing cultural literacy through exposure to voices from a wide rage of perspectives. Students are encouraged to question, debate, explore their passions, and express their creativity. The end result is students who are confident, genuine, thoughtful and well prepared for lifelong achievement.

York is especially proud of its commitment to sustainability and its pioneering efforts to teach, live and build green. The school’s science center, built in 2001, is the first green building in Monterey County. Since then, the school has installed photo-voltaic cells on multiple buildings and now produces more than 50% of its energy needs via solar power. The school also has an extensive recycling program and takes seriously its commitment to involving students in sustainable practices such as resource conservation and natural habitat restoration. York was the first school to be named a Monterey County Green Business.

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How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials:

• EC Candidate Summary Sheet (contact Marcus Hurlbut or Jo Butler for that document)

• Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee

• Current résumé

• Personal Statement or Statement of Educational Philosophy

• A list of five or more references with contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses)

• Up to three letters of reference (optional)

Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest to:

  • Marcus Hurlbut, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: mhurlbut@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 949-279-3084)
  • Jo Butler, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative, LLC (email: jbutler@educatorscollaborative.com, phone: 609-577-2473)