Aaron Anderson  Head of School Logos Academy
Aaron Anderson Head of School Logos Academy

A York City pastor is stepping away from the pulpit and toward the principal's office.

Aaron Anderson is the new CEO and head of school at Logos Academy, a faith-based private school at 250 W. King St. in York City.

He took over the position this week.

At least four Logos students are psyched about the announcement. Anderson and his wife, Gail, are the parents of six children — four of whom attend Logos.

"They're excited. Fortunately, they like their dad," Anderson said. "I've teased them a little bit on that front."

School's plans: Over the next decade, Logos will aim to boost its student enrollment to about 470 students, Anderson said. Next year, school officials expect an enrollment of about 270 students, he said.

Anderson said he'd like to build Logos's reputation as a top educational institution in York County.

"In the next 10 years, I really would like for Logos Academy to come to the top of people's minds," he said.

Logos emphasizes "classical" education, which "places a high value on the formation of people," Anderson said.

"We are interested in forming human beings to be wise, to be good, to be virtuous," he said.

Logos will continue to celebrate its multi-cultural population and "Christ-centered" education, Anderson said.

"We want to do excellent academics because we believe that we serve a creator who receives glory from excellent academics. It's good for the world. It's good for our city," he said. "That's really the driving engine behind so much of what we do."

Anderson founded City Church York in 2009.

He is also a member of the city's Redevelopment Authority and a York YMCA board member.

Anderson said he has resigned from his position at City Church, but he intends to remain an active member.

"I'm going to do everything I can to help them transition," he said.

— Reach Erin James at ejames@yorkdispatch.com.