“Sport is a great educator,” says Rick DeMarinis, Director of Athletics at The York School. Whether it be developing interpersonal skills and engaging in healthy competition to learning the value of being active and finding a physical outlet that brings you happiness and pleasure (whether it be walking, yoga, strength training, or team sports), there's something for everyone at York.
Central to The York School’s approach to education is an appreciation for the importance of supporting the 'whole child'. What does this mean? Academic success is intrinsically tied to social and emotional wellness.
Is the IB Diploma Programme worth it? It isn't easy, but with its focus on personal, professional and academic development and global recognition by universities, the IB Diploma Programme provides excellent preparation for life in the 21st century.
The York School has a 100% university placement rate. Grade 12 students apply to an average of seven post-secondary institutions of which upwards of 40% are outside Canada. With the support of one of the country’s best University Counselling offices, York School graduates find their best-fit universities and are future-ready.
A school's parent community reflects the school's values and goals. York School parents promote a strong, cooperative and welcoming community and, through the York Parent Association (YPA), of which all parents are members, organize events and other engagements (in-person & virtual) that increase spirit, camaraderie, and connection.
Winter camping, an urban history scavenger hunt, and painting on the shore of Georgian Bay. These sorts of experiences are part of The York School’s unique Integrated Canadian Experience (ICE) Programme, an innovative combined study of Canadian history, geography, civics, and literature undertaken by all Grade 9 students.
During the middle school years, students start embracing their individuality and become more independent. Listen to Helen Gin, Middle School Principal, and Glen Blair, Middle School Counsellor, discuss how the student experience during this vital period is guided by dedicated faculty and progressive programming that support each student’s development, so they acquire the confidence to meet the challenges of independent and collaborative learning in an international and technologically-rich context.
An awesome start to the learning journey, The York School's Primary Years Programme focuses on the whole child, nurturing their individual talents and critical thinking skills. Students learn through inquiry-based instruction in all subject areas including mathematics, visual arts, drama, music, physical education, French, science, and social studies.
A school's culture encompasses the beliefs, assumptions, perceptions, attitudes, and written and unwritten rules that influence every aspect of the organization. Head of School, Struan Robertson, wants The York School to be a safe and happy place for children to learn and grow in an academically robust environment.
YORK Talks is a new podcast for families wanting to learn more about The York School, Toronto's leading co-ed independent school delivering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.