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"I can see myself here"

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Feb. 25 is a big day for many families in the Greater Toronto Area. It’s the day when all the Independent schools send out their Letter of Offer to the Students who have applied. It is a big day of anticipation and celebration.  

Parents and students have done their homework. They have a sense of which school is the best mission-fit for their child (and the family). Academics, athletics, community spirit….so many factors have gone into their selection of choice. At the same time, with pandemic restrictions, many have not been able to see the inside of their prospective school choices. Sure, there have been virtual Open Houses, google walkthroughs and meet-the teachers and students sessions, but what can be guessed about the energy of the hallways, the buzz of student life? How does a prospective student get a sense of that energy through a Zoom interview? Is there anything they can hold onto and think: “I can see myself there.” 

Aware of this, The York School decided to share the community’s enthusiasm and energy in a video welcoming the new students. So here’s a snapshot of life at The York School and we can’t wait for the new students to come and enjoy and learn IRL!   


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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