Welcome to the Junior School

Welcome to The York School, where we ignite a passion for lifelong learning, curiosity, and taking action in every student.
We are proud to embrace the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) approach. This renowned framework is centered on inquiry-based learning, encouraging students to be active, compassionate, and lifelong learners. The PYP empowers students to explore topics deeply, develop critical thinking skills, and understand the interconnectedness of the world.
At The York School, we believe that education is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's about fostering a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. We believe that curiosity is the key to unlocking a world of possibilities, and we encourage our students to ask questions, inquire, and look for answers.

Junior School Principal
416-926-1325 ext 1631


As a PYP school, we value student voice and agency. We believe that when students have a say in their own learning, they become more engaged, motivated, and empowered. Our dedicated educators work collaboratively with students to co-create their educational journey, ensuring that their interests and goals are at the forefront of their learning experience.

Our curriculum is designed to challenge students, pushing them beyond their comfort zones to reach new heights. We believe that it is through facing challenges that true growth occurs. Our students develop resilience, critical thinking skills, and a strong sense of self-confidence as they tackle complex problems and explore new horizons.
We invite you to The York School to discover how we nurture a culture of curiosity, agency, and challenge in our students. We believe that our partnership with parents helps in shaping the future of our students, where they can embark on a lifelong journey of learning, exploration, and personal growth. At the York School, we empower students to become confident, curious, and compassionate individuals ready to make a positive impact on the world.

Sara Sankari
Junior School Principal

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
Junior School: 1639attendance@yorkschool.com
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