The York School has a history of working with families from all over the world and we value the rich diversity they bring to our community.  Our international families follow the same application process as domestic applicants and the application and tuition fees are the same for all candidates.  Please note that The York School is a day school only - we do not provide boarding or homestay arrangements.  We prefer that our families live locally with their own families.
 
International students who do not hold Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status may be required to apply for a Study Permit before moving to Canada.  The York School will provide a Letter of Acceptance to those students who have accepted an offer on an as-needed basis.   Please contact your local Canadian Embassy or Consulate for further information.

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  • Language

    At The York School, English is the language of instruction.

    We accept applications to Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, and Grade 1 from students with limited English, but strong foundational skills. Applicants to Grades 2 through 5 who have very strong academic records and solid foundational skills in English will be considered.

    Students applying to Grade 6 through 11 must be able to demonstrate English language proficiency (in writing, verbal, and reading comprehension skills) as The York School does not provide any ESL support. A student applying to Grade 9 or 10, for example, must be at an ESL Level 4 or above to be considered for admission, achieve a score of at least 100 on the TOEFL iBT, 800 on the TOEFL Junior, or 7 on IELTS. English language skills (reading and writing) will be assessed during the admission process. We accept Proof of English language proficiency through tests like the TOEFL or IELTS. 

    Students start taking French as an additional language in Junior Kindergarten. French is offered until Graduation (mandatory through Grade 9). Students also have the option to study Mandarin starting in Grade 6 or Spanish starting in Grade 7.

    Applicants interested in applying directly to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (which is a two-year program starting in Grade 11) can take French, Spanish, or Mandarin as a Language B at the Standard or Higher Level.
     
  • Life in Toronto

    Families moving to Toronto for the first time (or returning after an international posting), will find The York School International Parents’ Association (YIPA) an invaluable resource for orienting families to the country, city and school. We have an active network of Parent Ambassadors who are also here to help!

About the York School

Canada's first co-educational independent IB World School
The York School is a co-educational JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten (JK) to university entrance. As an IB World School, The York School's motto is Experientia Docet or Experience Teaches.

Contact Us

Junior School (Grades JK-5) 1639 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6

Middle School (Grades 6-8) & Senior School (Grades 9-12) 1320 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X2
Tel: 416.926.1325

Mailing address: 1320 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X2
Attendance:
Junior School: 1639attendance@yorkschool.com
Middle & Senior School:
1320attendance@yorkschool.com

Admission:
For admission inquiries please contact:
admission@yorkschool.com

General Questions:
For general questions please contact:
reception@yorkschool.com