The York School offers a challenging and progressive independent school experience. Located on Yonge Street in the heart of midtown Toronto, our two campuses feature inspiring, flexible learning spaces and close proximity to the landmarks and institutions of this world-leading city.
Our inquiring, knowledgeable and caring students are engaged citizens of the world well before they graduate. We integrate the vigour and richness of the International Baccalaureate curriculum with innovative technology, thinking and practice. We create a real-world, hands-on learning environment. We immerse our JK-12 students in a balanced co-educational setting that emphasizes equality, adaptability and social justice. We are an urban school with a global focus, exploring Toronto’s cultural diversity, offering service learning trips around the world, and through an engaged, international community of families and faculty.
We are progressive, contemporary, international, urban & unique.
- International Baccalaureate World School (JK - Grade 12)
- 100% university placement rate
- Co-educational learning environment
- Progressive, contemporary approach
- International community
- World-class faculty with extensive international experience
- Integrated technology at all ages
Our Take: The York School
Every school is unique, and The York School is particularly adept at proving the point. Just in terms of the basics, it’s an IB, coed day school in downtown Toronto, and that constellation of attributes alone makes it stand out. It’s also true that every school has its own culture, its own character, and The York School is a particularly good example of that as well. With the latest developments, the school has truly arrived, and the evidence for that is ample. The leadership brings a unique, fresh take to the entire project of learning. It’s supported by a significant program of care, exemplified by an active, engaged wellness team, one situated in daily view of the students through their work and their placement within the facility. That attention is continued in a university counselling office that is as good or better than we’ve seen anywhere. If schools aren’t yet looking to York as an example of how best to counsel students in their move to post-secondary education, they should. In all, it’s not just about beginning early, and being attentive, it’s also about perspective, and the one evidenced here is, frankly, inspiring.
What does learning at The York School look like now?
In March 2020 a global pandemic placed the world in self isolation. How did a socially active and academically driven school respond?
Throughout our Continuity of Learning Plan you’ll see examples of our bustle. Permeated throughout, you’ll see our innovative approach to learning; how we are guided by curiosity and are ‘solutions focussed’.
Never has this been more on display than through the initiatives we undertook during the pandemic where our key priorities included:
Community Connection - Keeping the student and parent community connected
Learn - Student Learning
Health - Student, faculty and family wellness and fitness
With a positive mindset approach and the right age appropriate technology tools needed to implement and demonstrate these priorities we set off on this new learning adventure.
What ‘success’ we have had is due to the extraordinary efforts of our dedicated faculty, staff, students and parents, and commitment to our core academic mission.
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