Director of Admissions & Enrollment
Simone Hristidis comes to York Prep with years of experience in publishing, marketing, business, and education. As a native New Yorker herself, she attended a Manhattan private school nearby on the Upper West Side. She hails from a prominent publishing family who owned and operated an illustrious, creative, and successful theatrical Playbill and marketing company here in NYC. At an early age, Ms. Hristidis worked in journalism, marketing, and theatrical directing. After college, she turned her talents to education. She spent 17 years at Columbia Grammar and Prep, serving in many roles, the most significant of which were Director of Admissions and Head of the Lower School. In these positions, she was fully involved in curriculum development, parent engagement, faculty advancement, board relations, marketing, fundraising, and enrollment growth. She has a reputation for problem solving, innovative thinking, and possessing tremendous business acumen, with expertise in growth and renewal.
Ms. Hristidis received her higher education at Bank Street Graduate School and Harvard Graduate School of Education: The Principal’s Center for Leadership and received a B.A. cum laude from Barnard College/Columbia University. She has three children of whom she is most proud. In her free time, Ms. Hristidis enjoys the theater, reading, cooking, travel, and knitting.