About Us

About Yorktown Central School District:

The Yorktown Central School District is a public school district with an enrollment of approximately 3,400 students. It deeply values educating the whole child through its academic, character education, pupil personnel, and extra-curricular programs. The academic program is aligned to the New York State Learning Standards with attention to 21st-century skills. The district’s instructional program coupled with an outstanding character education program come together to form the concept of ESTEAM, an approach that places empathy at the forefront of creativity and innovation. Yorktown’s ESTEAM has become a nationally recognized, award-winning approach to teaching and learning. The district has been recognized as a National District of Character and has been recognized on numerous occasions at the state and national levels for its fine academic program. The Yorktown Central School District is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top school districts in the nation. The district’s ESTEAM initiative has also been recognized as a Promising Practice by Character.org. Yorktown High School, a National Blue Ribbon School, has also been acknowledged by Newsweek as one of the top STEM high schools in the country.

District Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Yorktown Central School District is to provide a comprehensive learning experience that emphasizes the education of the whole child. We will achieve our mission by:

    • Providing students with the knowledge, skills, values and attitude that they need to be competent, contributing and compassionate world citizens

    • Valuing diversity and global consciousness

    • Emphasizing personal responsibility, growth and development to maximize individual group potential

    • Developing an understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and making good choices

    • Encouraging moral conscience, promoting self-respect and demonstrating respect for others

    • Fostering creativity, entrepreneurship and a deep appreciation for the arts

Core Beliefs:

    • We educate the whole child so that he/she can be a caring and competent citizen who can make a difference in the community, country and world

    • We provide a safe, welcoming and orderly environment, which fosters a climate for the emotional, social and intellectual success of all members

    • We contribute to the development of each child's ownership of personal behaviors

    • We model and instill a lifelong love of learning

    • We believe that the home, the school and the community should partner to enhance the growth and development of every learner

    • We respect and embrace diversity in all of its forms, believing strongly that everyone matters