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York County Academy: The oldest school in our lineage

Sketch of original York County Academy

This Lewis Miller drawing shows the York County Academy as it looked in 1799. 

The York Collegiate Institute: the 2nd school in our lineage

York Collegiate Institute's first building

A rare photograph of the first York Collegiate Institute building was taken in 1873.

50 Years Ago: The First Grad Class of YCP, May 1971


The members of the Class of '71 walk from the gym to the lawn in front of York Hall on graduation day: May 29, 1971

Our very groovy 50th Anniversary book of photos, stories & trivia "Why We Rock" is available online: Contact for details

Cover image from York College of Pennsylvania's retrospective publication, "Why We Rock: Stories from our First 231 Years".


Don't wait for the movie!

Featured Photograph

Student Senate, 1971

York Junior College, ca. 1954

Students on steps

York Junior College, College Avenue & Duke Street

York College of Pennsylvania

Spartan Newspaper front page

Student Newspaper

April 14, 1972

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