In keeping with our urban roots, global perspective and belief that experience teaches, we view our campus as having four parts: the school, the city, the country and the world.
Both York School campuses are located on Yonge Street near St. Clair Avenue in the heart of Toronto.
The Middle and Senior School (Grades 6 - 12) is located at 1320 Yonge Street. This historical building has been newly renovated to offer four floors of dynamic learning space. 1320 Yonge Street is home to state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs, a design tech lab, a large gymnasium, a track and athletic centre, a wellness centre, a York Cafe and more.
The Junior School (JK to Grade 5) is located at 1639 Yonge Street and was purpose-built with abundant natural light, flexible classroom spaces, specialized learning areas for inquiry and the arts, gathering places for students to meet and interact, a gymnasium, a custom-designed outdoor playground and a dining hall that overlooks the play space.
Toronto is one of the world’s most multicultural and diverse cities, and its varied resources are easily accessible from our front door. The city itself is our extended classroom.
Our curriculum immerses students in the city’s cultural, ecological, artistic and service opportunities, and our co-curricular activities make use of the ravines and green spaces around us.
Through our Outdoor Education programme and Challenge Week, students travel across Canada for experiential learning modules that range from hiking, canoeing and kayaking to immersion in the culture and history of our unique Canadian provinces.
These trips are part of the residency requirement for the Duke of Edinburgh programme
and they are also used for Grade 9 students to complete our Integrated Canadian Experience (ICE) programme
. ICE is an innovative and experiential way to combine the study of Canadian history, geography, civics and literature with experiences in the city and across the nation. The World
Senior School students turn their attention to international affairs and travel around the globe to explore, live and learn. Our Grade 9 and 10 students can participate in an international student exchange programme; all senior students can attend co-curricular activities in art, music, Model UN, debating and modern languages in locations such as China, New York, Washington and Nashville; and there are several service excursions each year for senior students, most notably our service learning trips to India