When Jamie Perlmutter graduated from York in 2014, he planned on following his brother to the University of Michigan (U of M) and into the Business program beginning in second year. Although admitted to U of M, Jamie’s Business program application was declined, and he knew that he’d have to find a new direction. “It was unsettling to have my plans blow up in my face,” he recalls, “but if that hadn’t happened, I would never have found my passion for programming.”
Vishakha (“Vish”) Tiwari (‘21) joined The York School in Grade 8 as a shy but eager student drawn to the IB curriculum. Impressed by the inclusive culture and wide array of co-curriculars, she found her passion in volunteering with the school’s many health and wellbeing initiatives.
Donor Spotlight: Alexandra Stewart and Roger Rudsili
For Alexandra Stewart and Roger Rudsili and their sons Edward and Oliver, the pandemic’s social distancing guidelines meant they spent lots of time together at their cottage surrounded by nature. On-line learning went well enough and the boys were happy to be outside more than usual. “We feel The York School did a good job keeping everyone engaged,” says Alexandra, “And we really enjoyed the extra time together as a family.”
Six years ago, when Pamela Wren Ritchie and Howard Levitt were considering JK for their eldest daughter Wren, they knew they wanted a school that offered the coziness of small class sizes along with an engaged community and outstanding faculty.
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.