Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions a high school student makes. That’s why The York School has a dedicated University Counselling team. Our in-house experts provide the information and guidance that our learners – and their parents – need to select the programs and universities that are right for them.
Every student is matched with a university counsellor as soon as they enter our Senior School. As the student and counsellor build a relationship throughout high school, the counsellor develops a good understanding of the learner’s academic goals, career aspirations, extracurricular interests and personality. With this knowledge, the counsellor helps the student identify post-secondary environments where they’ll thrive.
Our university counsellors support students and parents by:
  • meeting one-on-one to discuss requirements for university applications, including course selections for Grade 11 and 12
  • helping identify schools where the student has a high chance of acceptance and other schools that are more aspirational
  • providing feedback on essays and personal statements
  • keeping track of deadlines and submissions
  • being available for regular check-ins and strategy sessions
  • reviewing all materials prior to submission
  • discussing letters of acceptance and evaluating offers
This pathway details the personalized and comprehensive guidance our students receive from their university counsellors during each year of Senior School.


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UNIVERSITY OFFERS - 2019 to 2023

During the past five years, our graduates have received offers from these universities:

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About the York School

The York School is a gender-inclusive JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first English speaking school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten (JK) to university entrance. As an IB World School, The York School's motto is Experience Teaches.

Contact Us

Junior School (Grades JK-5) 1639 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M4T 2W6 
Middle School (Grades 6-8) & Senior School (Grades 9-12) 1320 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X2 | Tel: 416.926.1325
Mailing address: 1320 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1X2
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