Academic success is intrinsically tied to social and emotional wellness. An appreciation for the importance of supporting the whole child is central to The York School’s approach to education. Through our robust homeroom and advisor program in all three divisions, students have the opportunity to nurture meaningful relationships with teachers and peers and engage in social/emotional learning.
In the Senior School, students may encounter a range of academic and/or psychosocial challenges. A student's first line of support and parents’ first line of contact is the advisor. There is also a social worker who is available to connect with students individually, as well as through the homeroom program and other areas of student life. In addition to parent or teacher referrals, students can self-refer to the social workers.
Our school nurse is available to students, parents and staff in all three divisions for physical as well as mental health support.
Our goal is to ensure that all York School students are given the support they need to achieve their personal best. Individual attention and small class sizes help identify academic challenges and offer students the support they require. We offer a range of learning support interventions, depending upon the particular needs of the student.
Our learning strategists support students who may need additional intervention beyond the classroom teacher. The learning strategists work as co-teachers in classes and also offer one-on-one and small group support outside of the classroom. If students have identified learning exceptionalities, the learning strategists will create learning plans that identify their strengths and challenges, and recommend interventions and accommodations. Teachers may recommend learning strategy support for students; parents can also request support for their child. Curricular modifications are not provided.