< 2023


  • York Community Gives Back - Annual Fund in Action

    Donations to York’s Annual Fund support our school’s highest priorities. This past year, families had the choice of directing their donations to the specific division their children were in, needs-based bursaries for talented and deserving students, or the Head’s Initiative Fund. The Head’s Initiative Fund is among the most popular designations for Annual Fund gifts, as it empowers Struan Robertson to provide teachers and faculty with immediate funding for projects that directly enhance the student experience.
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  • Donor Spotlight: Alex MacDonald & David Stevenson

    When Milo ‘31 started at York in Junior Kindergarten, his parents Alex MacDonald and David Stevenson loved the community so much that they arranged to have his older sister Adda ‘28 join him the following year when she began Grade 3. In addition to being gender inclusive, the family was really drawn to the school’s hands-on approach to learning and the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
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  • Donor Spotlight: Kathryn & Michael Bowen

    Michael and Kathryn Bowen have had three children graduate from York since enrolling their eldest son Henry ‘17 as a first grader in 2005, followed soon after by Audrey ‘20 and Ross ‘23. Over that 17-year arc, the Bowens say they enjoyed watching the school grow and prosper while staying true to its core values. 
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  • Veterans honoured at two heartfelt assemblies

    This week, students, faculty and staff remembered the courage, contributions and sacrifices of veterans during two assemblies – one held for the Junior School and one for the Middle and Senior Schools. Both assemblies recognized Indigenous Veterans Day (Nov. 8) and Remembrance Day (Nov. 11).
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  • Ashley Kimmel '23 accepts her IB Diploma at the graduation ceremony.

    One curious student investigated the relationship between latitude and MS

    The Diploma Program promises to expand the breadth of students’ knowledge and put them on a path to becoming well-rounded scholars and citizens. In Grade 11, this involves the completion of the Extended Essay — an independent, self-directed piece of research that culminates in a 4,000-word paper.
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  • Personal Project helps Grade 10s build research and critical thinking skills

    To cap off the Middle Years Program in Grade 10, students have the opportunity to bring together all the building blocks of inquiry, action, and reflection that they have acquired to date through an in-depth and sustained investigation called the Personal Project.

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  • Gabriel Blanc '19 chatted with Senior School Principal David Hamilton during his recent visit.

    Special guest talks to grade nines about civic engagement

    Grade 9 Civics students at The York School recently welcomed a special guest speaker – a 22-year-old alumnus who has already run for office. Gabriel Blanc ‘19 was a Green Party candidate in the 2022 Ontario election and is former co-chair of the Young Greens of Ontario.
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  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was an opportunity for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to learn about the history and legacy of Canada’s residential school system.

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    New Spirit House names and logos announced

    The York School’s newly rebranded Spirit House names and logos were recently revealed at opening assemblies for the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools.
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  • Rendering the Future: Charles Z.

    For Charles, who joined The York School in Grade 10, the Personal Project not only provided an introduction to the IB process of inquiry but also allowed him to explore his passion for global issues and politics.
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  • The Science of Creativity: Claire K.

    Claire has always been a creative person who is passionate about the environment, so she knew early on that her Personal Project would be centered around these two interests. “I love creating art, but I’m also aware that the chemicals found in some art materials can be harmful to our planet,” explains Claire. “For my Personal Project, I decided to make natural ink out of plants and recycled materials.”

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  • Alumni Spotlight: Abby Nash '20

    “My Advisory always felt like a very safe space where we could just hang out and chat” 

    When Abby Nash graduated from York in 2020, she had a culminating high school experience that was certainly memorable -- just not in the ways that she had imagined.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Kaylyn Williams '13

    “The IB curriculum definitely made settling in at York easier for me” 

    By the time Kaylyn Williams (‘13) joined The York School in Grade 10, she already had a lot of experience adjusting to a new city and home: “My dad worked for General Motors and we moved every 3 or 4 years for his job,” says Kaylyn, “We arrived in Toronto after a year back in Michigan, and before that I had lived in Mexico and Europe as well.” 
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  • Virtual Career Day

    On February 13, an alumni panel joined our Grade 10 students in Careers Class to discuss their York, university and professional experiences.
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  • GPS Cultural Exchange Trip

    Vannakkam or Hello York! We are back from participating in the Global Pathways School Cultural Exchange Trip over the March break, where we travelled to Tamil Nadu, India.
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  • Debate Update 2023

    As the debate and public speaking season winds down, humanities teacher and debate coach Rob Burkett would like to recognize our world-class debaters and public speakers. 
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  • Student Reflection: Havana Music Trip

    Grade 9 student Ella and Grade 10 student Jadon share and reflect on their experiences from the music trip to Havana this past February.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Perlmutter '14

    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.”
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Hausman '21

    A shoutout to York Alumni Jordan Hausman '21!
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Vishakha Tiwari '21

    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.
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  • 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.”
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  • Donor Spotlight: Robbie Kozman

    Robbie Kozman ‘26 has made the most of his York School experience since joining our community a decade ago as an eager and curious SK student.
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  • Donor Spotlight: The George and Helen Vari Foundation

    The George and Helen Vari Foundation has been supporting educational institutions and students for almost 40 years through bursaries, philanthropic gifts and other initiatives.
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  • Donor Spotlight: The Ritchie Levitt 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.
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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.

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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 
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