The York School logo
The York School:
The Our Kids Report > University Placement
Grades JK TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (Map)

The York School:

Meet them at the Expo

Toronto (Oct 14)


The York School University Placement

Where graduates of a school do their post-secondary studies can be an important factor in choosing a private school. Do you want your child to go to a Canadian university, an Ivy League school in the US, or somewhere else? Whatever your inclinations, check out a school’s university placement record and the support they offer for university applications and decisions.

Key Numbers

Average graduating class size 80
Students accepted into post-secondary studies upon graduation 100%
Percentage of students who attend post-secondary institutions outside of Canada 24%
Students who attended a Ivy+ school
Number of students in the past 5 years that that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

Services Offered to Students

Career planning
Mentorship Program
University counseling

What The York School says about their university placement record and services:

  • The York School has a strategy for success built upon a fundamental principle: that stories matter. They matter equally for a student interested in a niche programme studying textiles in Europe, as they matter for students who seek to attend the most competitive programmes at the most competitive universities in the world. Marks and IB scores do matter. Co-curricular commitments matter. But the unique narrative that expresses how the student is unique among his or her peers is the principle narrative in which a topflight, world-class institution is fundamentally interested. The IB curriculum gives York School students a broad liberal arts education that is as challenging as most first-year university programmes. Our alumni frequently tell us how vigorously The York School has prepared them for their post-secondary careers. We are strong believers in providing students with a well-rounded education – one that gives them every opportunity to discover what inspires them. We are also committed to encouraging students to take this inspiration and do something with it that goes beyond what others might think to do. We recognize that when students pursue a passion that takes them on a course that others have not dared to chart – they create the kind of story that captures the attention of post-secondary institutions. Our strategy is built upon finding the best possible post-secondary placements for our graduates, but also in discussing with students how to identify, develop and tell their stories to the world. We are dedicated to helping students and families find the right match; that institution best suited to offer academic and personal challenge appropriate to each student’s abilities and interests following graduation from The York School. Our work with families is predicated on the belief that university placement is a fit to be made rather than a prize to be won. The role of university counselling is to demystify this potentially intimidating experience and to teach students where and when they have opportunities to successfully influence the process. While we believe students need to play the lead role in the process, we also encourage parents to work closely with us in preparing and supporting their children as they navigate this exciting and defining step towards adulthood. We encourage each student to share their hopes for the future, tell their story to the world, and embark on their post-secondary journey with confidence and success. Through academic support services, student leadership initiatives, robust co-curricular offerings, personalized university placement treatments, a dedicated wellness team and the world’s finest academic credential, The York School provides opportunities for each and every student to be prepared for 21st century success.

Post-Secondary Schools Attended

Learn the top five post-secondary schools The York School graduates attend, and the percentage of graduates that attend each of these schools.

Five most attended post-secondary schools

University of Toronto
Queen's University
McGill University
Western University
Dalhousie University

% of Graduates

  • Canada 23 universities
    • Acadia University
    • Bishop's University
    • Brock University
    • Dalhousie University
    • Huron University College
    • McGill University
    • McMaster University
    • Queen's University
    • Saint Mary's University
    • St. Francis Xavier University
    • Toronto Metropolitan University
    • Trent University
    • University of British Columbia
    • University of Calgary
    • University of Guelph
    • University of King's College
    • University of Ottawa
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Waterloo
    • University of Windsor
    • Western University
    • Wilfrid Laurier University
    • York University
  • United States 25 universities
    • Boston University
    • Brandeis University
    • Brown University
    • Bucknell University
    • Carnegie Mellon University
    • Claremont McKenna College
    • Cornell University
    • Dartmouth College
    • Emory University
    • Georgetown University
    • Grinnell College
    • Harvard University
    • Occidental College
    • Skidmore College
    • Stonehill College
    • Swarthmore College
    • Syracuse University
    • Tufts University
    • University of Chicago
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • University of Southern California
    • University of Virginia
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Wake Forest University
    • Yale University
  • International 5 universities
    • Kingston University
    • University College London
    • University of Aberdeen
    • University of Edinburgh
    • University of Portsmouth

Areas of Post-Secondary Study

This chart shows the main subject areas The York School graduates have pursued in post-secondary studies. If post-secondary studies are a major goal, this is an important factor to consider in choosing a school for your child.

The York School Graduates’ Post-Secondary Studies:

  40% - Liberal Arts and Sciences
  25% - Engineering and Applied Sciences
  15% - Business/Commerce
  5% - Fine and Performing Arts
  10% - Applied Health Sciences
  3% - Applied Professional Studies (Post-grad certificate / diploma)
  2% - Other

Aggregate of All Schools’ Post-Secondary Studies:

  25% - Liberal Arts and Sciences
  24% - Engineering and Applied Sciences
  24% - Business/Commerce
  5% - Fine and Performing Arts
  14% - Applied Health Sciences
  2% - Applied Professional Studies (Post-grad certificate / diploma)
  6% - Other


Next steps to continue your research:

 Add to shortlist

By logging in or creating an account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Information presented on this page may be paid advertising provided by the advertisers [schools/camps/programs] and is not warranted or guaranteed by or its associated websites. By using this website, creating or logging into an Our Kids account, you agree to Our Kids' Terms and Conditions. Please also see our Privacy Policy. Our Kids ™ © 2023 All right reserved.