Welcome to the Middle School. The York School is a wonderful place for young people to learn and grow. The Middle School honours the physical, social, emotional and academic development of students aged 11-14. As Principal, I am committed to ensuring every aspect of the Middle School embodies our mission statement: ‘To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world.’

Middle School marks an important transition in a student’s life where independence and individuality advance. It is important that the student experience during this vital period is guided by dedicated faculty and progressive programming that support each student’s development, so they acquire the confidence to meet the challenges of independent and collaborative learning in an international and technologically-rich context. A dedicated team of Middle School faculty and administrators support the educational and emotional needs of our students.  

The pursuit of academic excellence will remain a central focus of the Middle School through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme curriculum. As well, a rich student life is present through a variety of opportunities in the arts, athletics, clubs, activities and leadership opportunities to ensure our students are engaged beyond the classroom.

I invite you to explore our approach to Middle School – it is an exemplary one.

Helen Gin
Middle School Principal