FEBRUARY 1 / 2019


Future Design School Challenge

This past Thursday, a team of 6 middle schoolers competed among 24 entries in the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Design Challenge.  Congratulations to the team of Sarah R, Nitya G, and Amelia E for winning the People’s Choice Award for their app design of monitoring sleep. Shout out to the other members Stuart B, Eric P and Josh G for their participation and for faculty supervisors, Ms. Rowell and Mr. Corsano.  

Challenge Week Parents Night - Middle School

You are invited to attend the Middle School Challenge Week Parent Information Evening on Tuesday, February 5th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at 1320 Yonge Street. Teachers and trip providers of the overnight excursions will be there to share details about preparation, activities, safety, transportation, and forms for your child's upcoming Challenge Week experience.

The information shared during this evening is important to the understanding of your child's excursion and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. For those parents that are unable to attend due to a conflict, the information will be shared after the event.



At the York School, we value being well, especially during the colder months.  In February, the school will be highlighting the importance of being well and balanced.  There will be a week of activities planned. More details will be shared with students in homeroom.  As well, there will be a sleep-in on Wednesday, February 13th during Wellness Week. Classes will start at 9:45 am. Middle School students who need early morning supervision can work still arrive at their normal time and work in the Learning Commons.

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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.

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

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