Student Recognition

The following is a list of major awards given out at the Senior School Closing Ceremony.

All Senior School teachers take part in the process of choosing the winners of these awards.

As for subject awards, individual teachers choose who should receive the Excellence award and Dedication award for their own class. A teacher may choose up to one Excellence (unless two or more students receive the same mark) and one Dedication award per class grouping ( in Diploma courses, they may choose one for Standard level and one for Higher level); however, they are not obliged to give an award for the subject.  

Subject Excellence awards are given to students who demonstrate have the highest mark in the class.

Subject Dedication awards are given to students who demonstrate a remarkable dedication to the subject, and who are distinguished by their willingness to inquire, reflect and/or take risks in their learning within the subject.


AWARD

DESCRIPTION
ELIGIBILITY
THE YORK
SCHOOL AWARD




Our highest pre-graduation award, The York School Award is given to the student who best exemplifies all that the York School stands for - academic achievement, participation in sports and co-curricular activities, citizenship and leadership.

Given to one student at each grade who best exhibits the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.


LEADERSHIP
AWARD




The Leadership Award is given to a student who has demonstrated through his or her actions what it takes to be a leader both in and outside of the classroom.

Given to up to three students in each grade who best exhibit the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.

FELLOWSHIP
CUP



The Fellowship Cup is given for showing respect, care and concern towards all members of our school community.
Given to up to three students who best exhibit the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.
DEDICATION
AWARD



The Dedication Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies the virtues of diligence, perseverance, and dedication in their academic life at the school.
Given to up to three students who best exhibit the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.

SPIRIT
AWARD



The Spirit Award ispresented for participation and enthusiasm as well as for encouraging others to become involved in the life of the school.
Given to up to three students who best exhibit the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.

INQUIRY
AWARD




The Inquiry Award is given to that student who, by critical thought and ceaseless questioning, reveals a deeper appreciation of knowledge and its many dimensions across the academic disciplines.

Given to up to three students who best exhibit the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.

WRITER’S
AWARD




The Writer’s Award is presented to the student whose love of the written word has been made manifest in superior written pieces produced for academic assignments and/or wider school audiences.

Given to up to three students who best exhibit the criteria as determined by the Senior school staff.


DEBATING
AWARD



The Debating Award is given to the student who demonstrates dedication, enthusiasm, and excellence in debating and/or public speaking.

Given to one student who best exhibits the criteria as determined by the debating coaches.

COMMUNITY
SERVICE AWARD

The Community Service Award is given to a student who has shown exemplary involvement in the area of community service.

Given to one student who best exhibits the criteria

EXPERIENCE
TEACHES AWARD





Through shared experiences outside the classroom, the grade 9 students who are being presented with this award have enriched their understanding inside the classroom. They have made deep and lasting connections across the curriculum and between the real world and the classroom. They have learned from experience.

Given to up to 2 students in each ICE classroom who best exhibit the criteria, as determined by the ICE teachers.


MYP GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
AWARD







This award recognizes students in grades 6-10 who, through their actions, promote global citizenship.  These students are engaged, inquiring and caring individuals who understand and respect the differing perspectives of others, make strong contributions in many areas of the life of the school, and who develop a greater sense of community at the school by their ability to bring people together.

Given to up to 7 students in each grade who best exhibit the criteria, as determined by the Middle and Senior School teachers.