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York School


We inspire and prepare a diverse community of creative, independent thinkers. Since 1959, York School has created an exceptional college-prep experience for our youth: inspiring them to develop intellectual curiosity; challenging them to create and try new things; and preparing them to be passionate contributors in college and in life.

The Big Idea

York School is committed to providing the best college preparatory education to local students from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds; 50 percent of York School students attend on scholarships. Since the onset of Covid-19, the schools have seen a dramatic increase in financial need from families whose financial circumstances have changed due to parents’ loss of work. Without additional tuition assistance, many new and returning families cannot afford to enroll their children. They are working with these families to provide extensions, discounts and additional aid.

At first I did not want to attend York, but my mother and mentors pushed me to apply. I fought them the entire way. Today I am so thankful for York and the education and community it has provided me. I am the senior class president, an honor roll student, and an active participant in athletics and choir. Without York, I don’t know where I would be.

- Lily Tran

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.