The global pandemic or COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our lives and especially on our kids.
I recently saw a meme that read,“I’m either coming out of this quarantine 20 lb. lighter, chakras balanced and a house full of completed craft projects or … 20 lb. heavier with an unhealthy relationship with Amazon,” and I couldn’t help but laugh.
The students of The York School investigate what it takes to build a resilient city. Each spring, Ms. Megan Gardner-Ross takes a group of World Issues and Geography students to the Mississippi delta and New Orleans to investigate how the area is recovering post Hurricane Katrina.
How Toronto’s York School students are navigating the digital world
Schools have always seen themselves as being responsible for helping to develop engaged citizens who go on to become positive and contributing members of society. Since the birth of the internet and the platforms that connect it, we have come to understand the powerful role it now plays in the maintenance of a functioning democracy.
A 1900’s idea known as “the 15-minute city” is enjoying a renaissance of late. The concept is an approach to urban design that aims to improve quality of life by creating cities (or villages within cities) where everything a resident needs can be reached within 15 minutes by foot or bike.
The York School Builds More Well-Rounded Classes With Kira
Located in the heart of Toronto, The York School’s strong reputation for innovation helps attract students from around the world. With Kira, the admission committee is able to more confidently build dynamic classes.
It’s June and there are a lot of things outside of our control right now. The future is unpredictable. For the high school graduate who has university waiting on the other side of summer, it can be an especially anxious time. They should be feeling exuberant, but instead they are stepping out of the comfort of routine into the unknown, while the world seems to be set on pause.
As part of practising Digital Wellness, parents of students K-12 recently joined Justin Medved, Director of Learning Innovation and Technology and Elissa Kline-Beber, Director of Wellness to an evening session on fostering digital citizenship and wellness.
In the Junior School, the Athletic Programme is designed to help students understand the values of enthusiasm, respect and commitment. Sport helps in the development of these attributes. We value that so many of our Junior School students choose to be student-athletes in either Gladiator Athletic Development Programmes (GADP) or as a member of an Athletic team.
Canada's first co-educational independent IB World School The York School is a co-educational 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.