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  • York Talks

    Staying Current in the Field of Education:
    YORK Talks is a new podcast for families wanting to learn more about how The York School - Toronto's leading co-ed independent school delivering the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 - views education.
In each episode, host Natasha Estey speaks with school leaders, teachers, students, and parents about different aspects of the school, giving listeners candid insights into current and cutting-edge ideas and approaches in the field of education happening inside York. 

For example, listeners will learn what choice, voice, and ownership means in the context of the Primary Years Programme, understand what makes the Integrative Canadian Experience (ICE) Programme experiential learning at its best, hear teachers and current students discuss whether the IB Diploma Programme is worth it, and find out about what university preparedness means in this day and age.  
A new episode will be released every two weeks or so. Look for YORK Talks where you get your favourite podcasts!  

Episode 5: Parents As Partners

Episode 4 - ICE: Experiential Learning at Its Best

Episode 3 - The Middle Years: Time of Transition

Episode 2 - Voice, Choice & Ownership: The Primary Years Programme with Principal of the Junior School Valerie Turner

Episode 1 - Building a School Culture with Head of School Struan Robertson and Director of Admissions Praveen Muruganandan


Look forward to upcoming episodes including: 
  • Parents Are Learners Too - how the parent community helps parents and students connect to each other and to the school
  • Is the IB Diploma Programme Worth It? - learn more about the journey and the reward of this comprehensive programme 
  • Wellness at The York School - learn what 'supporting the whole child' means at York and how we approach social and emotional learning
  • Technology in Education - a discussion about innovation and technology and the future of learning
  • The Role of Athletics in Learning - how York's athletics programme stems from the belief that sport can be a great educator
The Buzzsprout site for YORK Talks is Search for YORK Talks where you listen to podcasts. 

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
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