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Lindsay Kidd, Ph.D., principal


We are dedicated to instilling in children a lifelong love for learning. Our mission is to prepare each child to meet successfully life's daily challenges.


Our vision is to create opportunities for all students to seek academic growth and cultivate positive relationships while using a growth mindset in a safe environment. 

Mascot: Dolphins

4 D A R E MATRIX Phrases:

  1. Do great work.
  2. Accept Responsibility.
  3. Remember to be safe.
  4. Embrace kindness.

York Zone Schools:

Dare Elementary*
Seaford Elementary
Yorktown Elementary
Yorktown Middle
York High

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*attendance zone split with Grafton Middle