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Sky’s the limit at the new Junior School Playground!

Urban School looks skyward for more room to play
As an Urban School nestled in midtown Toronto, we’ve always been finding ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it’s a ravine exploration, or a parcours along the beltline, we take every opportunity to play and learn outdoors. 

Adding to the lure of being outside, we’ve built a new junior school playground at The York School’s Junior Campus complete with nooks for learning and space for exuberant play. Faced with the challenge of limited urban space we built skyward and now we've expanded our play and outdoor learning space by almost a third. With very cool innovative design elements with our friends at IBI and adding the Dutch twist of the towering WallHolla we created a space where everything is possible all at the same time. Interested in art, soccer, climbing, basketball, track, or taking the classroom outdoors? We've got it all!  

* For any parent who has a toddler that stops and stares at the diggers on construction sites, here’s some engineering brain candy. A timelapse video of the construction of The York School’s new Playground.


About the York School

Canada's first co-educational 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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