The application for SHAD 2019 is officially open and is due by November 19.  A PDF version of their brochure is also available

A quick refresher on SHAD:

  • High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship

  • SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners

  • A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply!

We hope to see students from your school join the SHAD Network of over 17,000 alumni, and enjoy the lifelong benefits of the SHAD Fellow designation, which is recognized and valued by university admissions and scholarship providers.

What kind of student is SHAD looking for? Watch this video on the value we place on diversity & inclusion in our application review process.

Cheryl Thompson

Student Coordinator | SHAD | voice (519) 884-8844 x 222 | fax (519) 884-0665


This term is the best time for Gr 11-12 students to visit a university campus at one of the many Fall open houses events showcasing academic programs, student life and opportunities. Click HERE to see a list of scheduled Open Houses at several of Canada’s top universities. Students are welcome to arrange individual campus visits outside of these planned events.

Special University Information Evenings will be held at the school for parents and students on the following dates:

Monday October 1 - University of New South Wales, Australia

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will be holding an evening information event in Toronto in support of our 16th globally-ranked undergraduate Law program.  Learn about studying law in Australia and the path to practicing in Canada.  I would like to invite you and your staff as well as your students and families to learn about our university and program.

UNSW is a top-tier research university, recently ranked number 45 in the world with equally impressive subject rankings.

The Event will be hosted at The York School in the Learning Commons at 7:00pm

Wednesday October 3 - University Consortium Visit (hosted by The York School)

Presentations by:

Duke University
Northwestern University
Vanderbilt University
Johns Hopkins University

Thursday October 4 - Grade 7-11 Parent Information workshop - UK Applications

Please RSVP to by October 1st, if you will be attending this event.

Ontario University Fair:

Dates: September 28 - September 30, 2018
Location: Metro Convention Center, 267-273 Front St., Toronto

University Visits:

The following Universities will be visiting The York School during the 1st week of October.  

All grade 10, 11 and 12 students are welcome to attend the presentations in the Learning Commons.