May 16 / 2019

Junior High School National Public Speaking Contest

This past weekend, the York School sent three public speakers to the Junior High National Public Speaking Championships, held at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver. The students had to compete in four categories - impromptu speaking, impromptu debate, persuasive speaking and interpretive reading. When the results were tallied, Grade 8 students Shoshana Iny and Ashley Kimmel made it to the interpretive reading finals. In addition, Ashley finished 10th overall and Shoshana 9th.

And to add to the amazing morning, we had breakfast with two Debate alum! Evan Capstick (‘15) and Hannah Kahn (‘15) woke up early and made their way from UBC to visit.

Congratulations, girls!

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Grade 8 Science Fair

The grade 8 parents have been  invited you to view the final presentations of our Science Fair Unit . We wish to share the exciting experiments the students have individually completed over 8 weeks. Please join us on Friday May 24, 2019 in the cafeteria from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m where all the projects will be on display. The students will also be sharing their own findings and the practical application of their projects.


Dear York School Community,

The Welcome Package has been sent to new families coming to The York School in September 2019. It’s a great reference guide for transitioning and returning families as well!

For New Families - Pick-up, drop-off? Uniforms? Textbooks? Curriculum?

From key dates to how to find out what’s on the lunch menu, this Welcome Package provides you with everything you need to know as you prepare for September and familiarize yourself and your child to The York School.

For Transitioning Families - JS-to-MS-to-SS

While already seasoned veterans to the York School schedule, you might have some questions on curriculum and process - or, for example, on which sports and co-curricular activities are available - as your child transitions from the Junior School to the Middle School, or from the Middle School to the Senior School.

For Returning Families - Refresher

As cultural ambassadors and champions for your children, your friendship and hospitality in extending a warm welcome and supporting new families is much appreciated. Thank you for sharing and telling them all about the great things happening in our community.

Class of 2019 Grad Dinner Book Drive

The Grade 12 graduating class is collecting gently used children’s books to be donated to several charities after the graduation dinner on Friday, June 7. If you have books that you would like to donate, please deposit them in the marked boxes in the Senior School Gathering Space.

Closing Ceremonies June 14 - Speakers

We would like to thank all of the amazing applicants who put their name forth to be a speaker at our upcoming Closing Ceremony on June 14, 2019. Middle School teachers and students voted, and the Middle School leadership team reviewed the applications in order to determine 2 speakers for each grade.

Our Grade speakers for the 2018/2019 school year Grade 6: Arly Skaffe & Ben Weinstein. Grade 7: Grace Plumpton-Hill & Sam Weisdorf. Grade 8: Alex Baldwin & Joshua Gough

June 7th - June 14th Schedule Activities


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