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  • The York School Fund is our annual giving program that helps York students shine brighter.

 
The York School offers a world-class IB education and like all top-tier independent schools we rely on donations to be truly competitive and enable our students and faculty to meet their full potential. While tuition and fees cover our basic operating costs, donations are critical to the program enhancements that make The York School really shine.

Each priority area is directly linked to our strategic plan in order to support the mission, vision and values of The York School community.

The York School Fund is our annual giving program that helps York students shine brighter.

Our goal is 100% participation. With your help, The York School Fund will support the following projects, and more, this year. 
Head’s Initiative
The Head’s Initiative (or area of greatest need) allows our Head of School and Leadership Team to “dream big” for The York School. Your gift will support projects deemed high priority for the advancement of the school’s strategic goals. Examples include:
  • In-classroom document cameras to allow for synchronous learning
  • COVID-19 return to school preparation with purchase of PPE equipment, York School branded masks, Hand Sanitizing Stations, and Plexiglass partition to keep Students and Faculty safe
Wellbeing
The overall Wellbeing of our entire community is at the core of our objectives to support the whole student. The York School Fund supports our efforts to build programs, policies and spaces that promote healthy minds and bodies.

The Junior School
Annual donations have enhanced the experience for our JK to Grade 5 students as it pertains to the IB Primary Years Programme, supporting the holistic student experience central to the culture and philosophy at the Junior School. In the past, your donations enabled us to:
  • MathUP program for Grades 1 - 5 -  supporting Math Resources for our teachers to bring a love for numbers into the Junior School
  • Emotion Management - a “Pause Station” has been created in each Junior School Classroom to help our Junior School Students to further develop their ability to self-regulate and manage emotions
  • Fund visits by prominent children’s authors to engage with students and inspire a love for reading
  • The Junior School community played a crucial role in helping realize a new and innovative outdoor play and learning space. 

The Learning Experience 

With the motto: Experience Teaches, The York School prides itself on pushing boundaries by facilitating learning opportunities outside of traditional classrooms for our students. Your gift enables us to offer alternative formats and state-of-the-art resources as well as hands-on experiences to bring theory into practice.

Donations have impacted this priority area by:
  • Offsetting the cost of student travel for international debating tournaments, music performances and Service Learning initiatives where students volunteer their time in rural India
  • Funding a Diploma Programme retreat for Grade 11 students, fostering a deepened sense of community and confidence for this cohort prior to taking on their next academic and career challenge. 

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The York School community is committed to celebrating a broad diversity of people, opinions, voices, and perspectives. The York School Fund supports our efforts to enrich our curriculum by ensuring inclusion and exposure of all voices and perspectives while also allowing us to build a diversified student community by removing the financial barriers for deserving students through financial aid, scholarships and the Grad Gift bursary fund.

Sustainability

We believe that the long-term success of the York School requires a combination of cultural and financial sustainability rooted in the alignment of what we promise, what we deliver, and the aspirations of our community members. Funds directed to this initiative help us strengthen our future through capital improvements to our physical campuses, investment in technologies and professional development, and provisions for environmental stewardship.

As an urban campus, we are reminded of the environmental pressures cities place on our natural environment every day. The interconnectivity of the IB programme allows students to study the issues around topics such as water use, mobility, resource extraction and the management of waste, as well as the positive health effects our ravines, parklands and natural spaces provide.

Solutions and opportunities to address these challenges require an innovative, creative and collaborative approach.

With the learning not only limited to the classroom, The York School has taken a number of steps to green our two campuses with demonstrable results. Water bottle filling stations, renewable and energy efficiency initiatives are just a few examples of how The York School is working towards addressing global sustainability issues at home.

Grad Gift
The York School Graduating Class Bursary program enables the opportunity for deserving students to attend The York School and to make a difference in a future student’s life. 
 
Bursary Scholarship
As part of The York School’s philanthropic initiatives, the Bursary Scholarship Annual Giving program provides financial assistance opportunities through bursaries and scholarships to deserving students.
Our Bursary Scholarship Annual Giving Program works to remove financial barriers to a York School Education. 
To make a donation to The York School,
please email: Advancement@yorkschool.com 
Phone: 416.926.1325 ext. 1143

About the York School

Canada's first co-educational independent IB World School
The York School is a co-educational JK to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Toronto. The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first 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 Experientia Docet or 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
Attendance:
Junior School: 1639attendance@yorkschool.com
Middle & Senior School:
1320attendance@yorkschool.com

Admission:
For admission inquiries please contact:
admission@yorkschool.com

General Questions:
For general questions please contact:
reception@yorkschool.com