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Middle School

Grades 6 - 8

Middle School Shouldn't Be Hard. It Should Be Life Changing. 

The middle school years are a time of transition and growth for our students spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.  Our middle school consists of grades 6-8 and is grounded in the core subjects of Bible, English, Math, Social Studies and Science.  Our students also have the opportunity to enrich their God given talents through opportunities in sports, leadership development, and a variety of enrichment classes. Our goal is to help them foster a love of Christ through a curriculum that is immersed in God’s truths and academically rigorous for each individual learner.


CSY Middle School Is

The Blu Crew

Mr. Derek Carpenter currently serves as the Middle School (6-8) Principal and Athletic Director at CSY. Mr. Carpenter graduated from Lancaster Bible College with bachelor's degrees in Bible and in elementary education. This year marks Mr. Carpenter's 18th year working at CSY and 24 years in the field of education, with years of teaching in 3-5th grade, Middle School History and Bible, and High School Bible. Mr. Carpenter has served in administration for 7 years serving as a principal and assistant head of school.

Mr. Carpenter's favorite verse is Phil 4:6-7 which states, "Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God...shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Mr. Carpenter and his wife, Brenda, are the parents of Brayden (college) and Cally (high school). As a family they enjoy cookouts, going to Florida on vacation and spending quality time together. Mr. Carpenter enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with family.

Middle School Principal (6-8) / Athletic Director

Mr. Derek Carpenter

Mr. Derek Carpenter

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Parents looking for the best Christian education for their children will find it in central PA! Christian School of York grows your child in Christ while guaranteeing their academic success. As a fully-accredited school, we provide the highest-quality Christian school educational experience for pre-schoolers through grade 12.

Contact us with any questions or to request admission to our school. Enroll your child today and invest in their future as a student and as a disciple of Christ!

Course Descriptions for Middle School


Students learn to refine basic art concepts throughout their middle school 
career including painting, drawing and ceramics. Students will refine their ability to use drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting techniques to organize and depict ideas, feelings, and moods. They will spend time drawing from direct observation and learn the techniques of perspective in a landscape.

Meet the Middle School Team.

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