SAVE THE DATE - Monday November 5th at 6pm

Put Your Best Face Forward

A grade or a test score only tells half of a student’s story.

It’s time to shout out the other half.

Kira Talent is a product that helps universities around the world admit students to their programs using online interviews and video responses.

The York School was the first independent school in Canada to use Kira Talent as part of our admissions process. Because we are an early adopter, the leaders at Kira are excited to provide a workshop to York School students applying to university on how best to complete the online components of many applications. In fact, once word got out that The York School was going to provide this workshop to our students, independent schools called to ask if they could send their graduating classes as well.

There are many Universities that use the platform, but especially if you are you applying to any of the following programs:

  • Waterloo Engineering

  • Western Ivey AEO

  • UBC Business

  • U. of Toronto Business or Engineering

  • McMaster Engineering

Then you should attend this “first ever” workshop hosted by KIRA TALENT on how to be real, be yourself and “ace” your video interview.

Monday November 5th at 6pm. Pizza Dinner for all who attend

The Young Writers' Lab

If creative writing is your passion and you want to develop your skills, please look into this program. The Young Writers’ Lab offers creative writing workshops, essay workshops, book clubs, literary events, college admissions essay workshops and private English tutoring for young writers ages 7-19.  Young writers get the support and space they need to develop their ideas, their dreams and their stories. The instructors and peer participants provide aspiring writers with the encouragement and inspiration they need to take their work to the next level.


Click HERE for a summary of the scholarships and awards available to students  applying to Ontario’s universities

Schulich Leader Scholarship

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is an undergraduate entrance scholarship for students intending to enrol in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics at one of 20 Canadian universities. The award is valued at $80,000 over 4 years for the study of science, technology, or mathematics and $100,0000 over 4 years for the study of engineering. The final selection of the 50 winners will be carried out by the participating universities.

Each high school is allowed to nominate only one candidate for this award. The nominee must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and possess two of the three following attributes:

  • Academic excellence

  • Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership

  • Financial need.


Be entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in:

  • Technology

  • Innovation

  • Engineering

  • Scientific research

Students intending to pursue a career in medicine or medical research are not eligible for this award. In order to be considered for nomination, interested students must write a short statement in which they indicate the nature of their interest in STEM subjects and their plans for post-secondary study in related areas. They must also provide a résumé outlining their extracurricular leadership and/or entrepreneurial activities and submit to Ms. Elliott by Friday, December 1. Our successful nominee will have to arrange for two letters of reference (at least one of which must be academic). The nominated student will be given a link to the online application. More details about the award can be found here.


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.

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.