FEBRUARY 8 / 2019


Challenge Week Information Night

Thank you to everyone who attended the Challenge week information night. Challenge Week is a great opportunity for your children to gain hands-on experiential learning. Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated.

For those of you who could not attend, we wanted to share with you videos of each of the sessions. They answer many of the (remaining) questions about your child’s trip that you might have.  

Grade 6 Challenge Week to Ottawa - Lemieux
Grade 7 Challenge Week to Quebec (Part 1) (Part 2)  - Currier
Grade 8 Challenge Week to Algonquin (Part 1) (Part 2) - Deighton

Also, for a taste of the experience, video documentaries of Challenge Week 2018 can be found on The York School’s Vimeo site. Among others, there you’ll find student documentaries on:

Middle School Games Night

Thank you to the YPA and Citizenship Department for organizing another successful Middle School Games Night!

Grade 8s participate in Time for Change

For the 4th year, the York School grade 8 students have partnered with the organization,  ‘Youth Without Shelter’ and participated in a canvassing campaign for change at various TTC stations around the city.  Last Friday’s event was particularly challenging given the deep cold freeze in the city. Kudos to our students and teacher chaperones.




To highlight the importance of being well, the Wellness and Citizenship departments have organized a week of events, including a February 13 sleep in for all students in grades 6-12.

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The grade 7 English students recently wrote and presented a memorized speech based on a topic of their choosing. Two students from each grade 7 class have been chosen to compete in the grade 7 Speech Competition. These students are: William Cheskes, Sasha Fedyushchenko, Emily Rosen, Grace Liang, Lauren Gori and Anjali Seshadri.

The student who wins this competition will move forward to the Sterling Hall Competition that occurs in April of this year.

We would like to invite our York Community to join us for this exciting event that will be held on Monday, March 4th at 8:30 am in the gym.


Our next sessions for the Athlete Institute will be for High Performance basketball  led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse. This is a great opportunity to come and learn and develop your basketball skills.If you partake in The York Basketball community you should sign up for at least 1 of these sessions that are being offered. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 29th to Sunday March 31st. You can sign up using the google form by clicking here.


For purposes of security, safety, and convenience, we have installed keypad garage access for parents coming to the school to collect their children from after school activities (meetings, sports, tutoring, community etc.)

How to access garage:

The keypad is situated on the laneway podium at the entrance of the garage.
Use first 5 digits of your child’s student ID code (not the 0 at the end) followed by B.

This keypad activation is scheduled daily from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM and for select events as needed (the upcoming Middle School Games Night for example).

After parking, do not walk on the ramp, but instead use the pedestrian entrance adjacent to the garage door. This will lead you out to the laneway sidewalk so you can access the school the usual way through the front door.

We’d like to remind you that parking is limited with no guarantee of a spot, and ask that you respectfully use the parking only for The York School business.

Facility Management


Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times

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