Welcome to the Junior School

Welcome to the Junior School. The earliest years of a child’s educational journey are a time of limitless exploration and incredible growth. At the Junior School, we harness the natural curiosity of childhood by engaging and empowering our youngest students to discover who they are while learning about others and the world around them. 
From the moment they enter our bright, welcoming, state-of-the-art classrooms, students are immersed in a progressive, gender-inclusive environment aimed at nurturing the whole child: 
  • Our talented faculty and small classroom sizes provide students with a learning space that allows for one-on-one attention, independent exploration and the collaborative support necessary to ensure each child has the opportunity to excel. 
  • As the first school in Canada to be accredited to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) programme from JK to Grade 12, our experienced Junior School team expertly delivers the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) through inquiry-based learning that provides our students with the skills they need to develop into inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world.
  • Our strong co-curricular programme of athletics, after-school activities and leadership opportunities provide students with a well-rounded and vibrant experience that extends well beyond the classroom. 
  • Our sense of community and service further enriches the learning experience with hands-on field trips and meaningful community initiatives. 
The Junior School is committed to delivering a transformative experience to our students that builds their confidence, challenges their comfort zone and sparks a lifelong love of learning. We look forward to being part of your journey!
Valerie Turner
Junior School Principal

Listen to Principal Val Turner talk about Voice, Choice & Ownership: The Primary Years Programme in Episode 2 of our YorkTalks series.
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About the York School

Canada's first gender-inclusive independent IB World School
The York School is a gender-inclusive 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 
Mailing address: 1320 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X2
Junior School: 1639attendance@yorkschool.com
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