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Grades JK TO 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)


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REVIEW OF The York School BY student, Zeyu Lu

  • Date of Review
    March 10, 2022
  • Grades
    Gr. 11 - 12

(5) Student Experience

When I came to this school that night, I was shocked by the campus environment! Because my impression of private school is not so big as this school and also so good learning atmosphere! When I stepped into the door into the class, the classroom brightness and cleanliness are very high!! And the school learning equipment is also available! I figured it couldn't be everywhere, so I went to the bathroom. But! The toilets are also very clean and smell-free! As good as new! This makes me feel that this school is very beautiful! My expectation for the school when I did not come was that the school food would be delicious and there would be a place for me to finish my meal! When I come to school, everything here is as I expected! The food in the school cafe is delicious! And there are plenty of places to eat! Make me happy!

(5) School Leadership

For the teachers at school! I think every teacher is very good and worthy of our respect. All the teachers were very careful and serious about the teaching of the courses and were very active in solving the problems we raised. As for our principal, he can solve our problems in study and also help us relieve our emotions. And he is very humorous! When we are nervous or afraid of something, he will use his humorous way to help us ease our mood!

(5) Teaching

I think teachers expect nothing more and nothing less from us! They will expect it to be just right for us to not feel the pressure but also for us to study hard! We clearly know the expectations and requirements of teachers for us! Because teachers in the expression above are very straightforward we do not need to use the time to guess teachers' real ideas! I think the teacher is very respectful to us, he is teaching us like our friends in imparting knowledge to me! Let us in school is easy to accept this way of getting along and knowledge! I think our teachers hope that we can get better grades and be responsible for our future! So I think the teachers are really very responsible! Very good!

(5) Academics

It may be difficult for me to learn English, but other courses are easier for me! But because of the teacher and our positive communication, I also become less and less for learning negative problems! With the communication between my teacher and me, the difficulty in speaking English will soon be solved. I think the things we learn are useful for the future! Because why would we choose to go to school if it's useless? If it doesn't work, we can just stop studying and go to work! So I think the education we are carrying out now is very helpful for the future of things and knowledge! And the knowledge we learn will be more and more useful for the future as we receive higher education!

(5) Extracurriculars

I joined the ping-pong team organized by my school and had friendly communication with other schools. I felt very happy. Although I was not good at it, it was really interesting! I signed up for the badminton team this year and I'm sure it will be just as fun or even more fun! Finally, I think everyone who participated in the activity had a good exercise and everyone was very happy!

(5) Students

I will introduce them to many aspects of the school. I will start by introducing them to the teaching environment and what kind of teachers they are! Because it's about our grades and it's important! After that, I will introduce to them the environment of the school and the inconvenient transportation, and how prosperous our city is and what interesting places there are! I think in school students should be friendly and speak without too much barrier between civilized communication! Of course, everyone is included! And I will introduce the education situation of our school, and the teaching equipment in our classroom so that students can have a more complete understanding of our school teachers and teachers! And I will introduce the education situation of our school, and the teaching equipment in our classroom so that students can have a more complete understanding of our school teachers and teachers!

(5) School Life

I will first take them to visit our classroom to let them see our students' learning status and teachers' teaching situation! Then I'll take them to the school library to show them our library stock! Then they go to the cafeteria and show them if they don't have a meal they can eat fresh delicious food! Then I will tell people about the school and what famous alumni it has! The lesson plan made by our school is for that student I do this because at the beginning of the parents of our students to better understand the education of our school and what the school is like! This can let parents and students for our school more assured! That's why I choose to introduce myself

(5) Community

School is more like a big family for us. When our students are depressed or unhappy, teachers and principals will take the initiative to adjust with us, and help us to find ways to solve the things that make us unhappy. And when class is over, we are more like friends. We will take the initiative to share the happy things we have met. Teachers will also share these things with us! School is more like a big family for us. When our students are depressed or unhappy, teachers and principals will take the initiative to adjust with us, and help us to find ways to solve the things that make us unhappy. And when class is over, we are more like friends. We will take the initiative to share the happy things we have met. Teachers will also share these things with us!

(5) School Location

I have been to school, but I don't think there is much difference between school and outside school. When we are in school we are very free and when we have no class we can do what we want! Same as outside. Maybe we prefer to stay in school during class. Because when we have class, school is better than outside

(5) Admissions

In the process of admission, I participated in the interview to get to know the school, its environment and teachers. What kind of college do I want to go to or why DO I want to go to this school? I felt very relaxed during the whole process. It was not like an interview, but more like two people having a very bland conversation! When I was in the interview, I thought the teachers here were very nice and friendly. When I entered the school, the teachers were as friendly as I expected! The advice I would give is that you don't need a lot of pressure because it's very easy to talk during the interview. When talking, teachers will actively look for topics that will not make us feel very embarrassed.

 

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