Senior School Academics

With more than 50 years of experience, we have developed an innovative teaching culture that prepares our students to succeed at university and beyond.

The York School offers an education marked by individual attention, small class sizes and a climate of collaboration and excellence. Our teachers encourage students to ask questions and to act within their community, promoting greater self-discovery along with an awareness of the world around them.

We are proud to be the first school in Canada to be accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.

As an IB World School, we cultivate skills which we believe are the cornerstones of academic excellence, such as creative thinking, research and time management. Our progressive approach to technology includes laptops for all students, SmartBoards, online collaboration tools, the latest learning software and technologically integrated classrooms.

The result? Our students excel and become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.

The IB Diploma Programme
The York School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme as the final two years of Senior School study. The IB Diploma provides an internationally recognized, highly prestigious and well-balanced education for our students.

Recognized globally as the gold standard in education, the Diploma prepares our students for the intellectual rigour of university study by teaching them the oral, writing, research and analytical skills necessary for success.

Of course, world-class education is about more than just academics. A core requirement of the Diploma is the CAS programme (Creativity, Action, Service), which encourages students to be involved in artistic and athletic pursuits, as well as community service work. Our students participate enthusiastically while developing an awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.

The IB Diploma is the ultimate passport. It prepares our students for the best post-secondary institutions in the world while giving them the confidence that they have what it takes to achieve success.