October 27 / 2017

Message from Praveen Muruganandan,
Director of Admission & Advancement

It’s been an exciting two months at The York School. The year is off to a fast start, and as the year goes by quickly, I’m happy to see that our students have transitioned so well.

I am pleased to share a few updates from both the Admission & Advancement teams.

Admission Update
Last night, we had over 400 people attend our Open House – there was a real buzz with a school full of new families and students interested in joining York.


For those of you considering The York School for your younger (or older) children, please be sure to connect with us if you have not done so already. The Junior School admission process is well underway, and at this stage, we have a handful of seats remaining in JK.

For candidates applying to our Middle/Senior School, we are introducing two new things:

  • Early Action Deadline for all applicants to The York School who identify us as their only choice. (Note: Students must meet admission requirements, and demonstrate strong academics over the past two years. They must also submit completed applications by November 15, 2017.)
  • Video Interview: All applicants to Grade 6-11 must complete three video interview questions and a timed written response.  We hope that this new platform in use at some of the top Ivy Leagues schools in the US will resonate with our candidates and also provide tremendous value to our admission team and faculty.

We are looking forward to getting to know our candidates with this more personalized and innovative assessment tool.

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As we near the completion of our $5M Fast Forward Campaign, we are truly grateful and appreciative of all the support received. Many of our parents and alumni have helped support this campaign – and every day, we see that the students are making full use of their truly transformed environment.

This brings me to The BIG Thank You Update – NOVEMBER 23, 2017.

The Big THANK YOU is our way of showing our appreciation for your generosity in making sure the Fast Forward Campaign was successful. This will be one of our largest parties (ever), and we want to honour our entire community. Our supportive community stepped forward to complete the Campaign with a remarkable commitment, and we are thrilled to unveil our Donor Wall as a lasting testament to the generosity of the York School community.

We have just sent out invitations in the mail. Please be sure to RSVP so that we can confirm your attendance!

If you missed Coffee Connects this morning, you can still enjoy the slideshow from our presenters, Justin Medved and Elissa Kline-Beber.