Our Mission

To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world.

Our mission is distinct among independent schools because it focuses on the strengths of our graduates, rather than the features of our school.

The capacity for inquiry arises from curiosity, an inclination toward action and an ability to adapt.

To be knowledgeable is to transform diverse ideas and experiences into integrated understanding.

Caring flows from empathy, compassion and a genuine appreciation for community.

And engaged citizens feel a sense of responsibility for personal, social and global progress.

To help our students develop these qualities, we provide a learning context that challenges, supports and inspires. The result is a school community that values individuals for their unique contribution and brings out the best in everyone.

Our approach to learning puts students at the centre of the process and builds on the International Baccalaureate’s world-leading, inquiry-based and interdisciplinary model. Our exceptional teachers have extensive international experience and integrate advanced technology into the curriculum to enhance our students' skills and understanding. And we provide interactive, hands-on learning experiences that solidify our students’ knowledge of themselves and their subjects.

Across the three divisions, we focus on developing the whole person through involvement in service learning, the arts, athletics, clubs, student leadership and citizenship. Support is a key priority at all times and students benefit from our inclusive approach.
 
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusivity
The York School defines diversity as a continuous commitment to ensuring the following:

  • Diverse student representation from 25+ countries worldwide.
  • A commitment to an equal gender balance across all grades.
  • Inclusivity of all students who identify as part of the LGBTQ community.
  • Tolerance by all students to each other regardless of their religious beliefs.

To read more about The York School's strategic plan, please click below:

20/20 Vision: Strategic Plan 2015-2020