An appreciation for the importance of supporting the whole child is central to The York School’s approach to education. Academic success is intrinsically tied to social and emotional wellness. Through our robust homeroom and advisor program in all three divisions, students have the opportunity to nurture meaningful relationships with teachers and peers, and engage in explicit social/emotional learning.
Middle School Counsellor
In the Middle School, students may encounter a range of academic and/or psychosocial challenges. The homeroom teacher is a student’s first line of support and parents’ first line of contact. Additionally, there is a social worker for the Middle School. There is also a social worker for the Middle School who is available to connect with students individually, as well as through the homeroom program and other areas of student life.
Our school nurse is available to students, parents and staff in all three divisions for physical as well as mental health support.
Middle School Learning Resource and Strategy Support
Our goal is to ensure that all York School students are given the support they need to achieve their personal best. Individual attention and small class sizes help identify academic challenges and offer students the support they require. We offer a range of learning support interventions, depending upon the particular needs of the student.
Our learning strategists support students who may need additional intervention beyond the classroom teacher. The learning strategists work as co-teachers in classes and also offer one-on-one and small group support outside of the classroom. If students have identified learning exceptionalities, the learning strategists will create learning plans that identify their strengths and challenges, and recommend interventions and accommodations. Teachers may recommend learning strategy support for students; parents can also request support for their child. Curricular modifications are not provided.