Welcome to the Middle School

Welcome to the Middle School. The York School is an innovative and inviting place for young people to learn and grow. The Middle School honours the physical, social, emotional and academic development of students aged 11-14. As Principal, I am committed to ensuring every aspect of the Middle School embodies our mission statement: ‘To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world.’

Middle School marks a fundamental transition in a student’s life where independence and individuality advance. It is important that 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. At the Middle School, an experienced team of teachers, guidance counselors, learning specialists and administrators work together to support the educational needs and emotional wellness of all our students.  

The pursuit of academic excellence will remain a central focus of the Middle School through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum. Students will have many opportunities to extend their learning outside the classroom with our robust outdoor education programme and many hands-on field trips and excursions. As well, a well-rounded student life is present through a variety of opportunities in the arts, athletics, clubs, activities and student leadership to ensure our students are engaged and involved citizens of The York School community and beyond. 

I invite you to explore our approach to Middle School – it is an exemplary one, and we are excited to share it with you.

Helen Gin
Middle School Principal

Listen to Helen Gin and Middle School Counsellor Glen Blair speak to this Time of Transition in The Middle Years, part of our podcast series YorkTalks

    • IB MYP framework

      MYP Circle

      MYP Framework diagram

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
Tel: 416.926.1325

Mailing address: 1320 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X2
Junior School: 1639attendance@yorkschool.com
Middle & Senior School:

For admission inquiries please contact:

General Questions:
For general questions please contact: