September 26 / 2019

Shana Tova to all our Jewish families celebrating this weekend.


How The York School’s Integrated Canadian Experience Programme promotes solutions-focused thinking to real world challenges among students.

As the United Nations meets to discuss some of the challenges we face on a global scale, many of our students are in the ‘Urban Classroom’ of Toronto learning first hand how to build fair and resilient communities. 

Through the Integrated Canadian Experience (ICE) programme at The York School, the subjects of English, Canadian history, Canadian geography, and Civics are blended to highlight the interdependence between the fields. Through this uninterrupted academic approach, Grade 9 students can learn about the world around them through direct experience outside the classroom. They then apply their learning to intensive, full-process assignments in the classroom.

With cameras and journals in hand, our students explore the cityscape as they look for themes that emerge in the urban fabric. Examples include:

  • Riding bicycles on the Toronto Islands interviewing local residents, they examine the impact of decisions made about land use.

  • Visiting neighbourhoods like Regent and Alex Parks where they ask how civic governance and community involvement impacts the sustainability and livability of our city.

  • Diving into the Don Valley, they study the relationship between urban development, industry and the environment on everything from nature urban interactions to extreme weather resiliency

This citizen immersion programme helps students learn to see the city through a multitude of lenses. It allows them to think about how to bring the changes and adaptations we need to realize in the cities – and world - we want.

Watching people step up to make a difference fills me with confidence that the human race is fully capable of fixing the challenges faced on this planet. The key is to start with community and show how your little corner of work connects to the global issue.
— Ryan Cho

In this time of activism and elections, it is important to know the issues to inform our decisions and behaviour. When challenges seem overwhelmingly global in scale, it is important to find local solutions with demonstrable local impact where we can participate and feel like we are ‘part of the solution.’

“Watching people step up to make a difference it fills me with confidence that the human race is fully capable of fixing the challenges faced on this planet. The key is to start with community and show how your little corner of work connects to the global issue.” - Ryan Cho

The students’ original neighbourhood walks will showcase their best thinking on November 7th. Look for a sign-up opportunity coming soon if you would like to learn more about our city by participating on one of their walks.

Reminder - 3rd Tuition Instalment - Due Friday, September 27, 2019

JK/SK                   $11,500.00
Grade 1 to 12       $13,500.00

These payments only apply to those not on the monthly instalment plan. 

Payment options include: 

Online Payment

Through most major banks, you are able to set up The York School as a payee to enable the payment of tuition online. Set up the “York School” as a payee and then use the last five digits of your child’s student account. Please check with your branch about whether you have this option.


Payments can also be made by cheque which can be dropped off or mailed to the school. The school does not accept cash payments for tuition or incidentals.

Credit Card

Credit card payments through Plastiq can be made with most major credit cards.  Go to and register. Please note that payments may take 3-5 business days to process and that a service fee of 2.5% will be applied.


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It's that time of year. The time to participate in Mr.D's Wellness Bootcamp. Every Friday from 7:15am to 7:50am meet in the Strength and Conditoning Centre with Mr.D to chase down best version of yourself. Throught Strength Training, Yoga and Nutritional Support this year's Wellness Plan is taking on a new look.

No sign up need Just start next Friday Sept 27 at 7;15am

GPS to India - Carwash this Saturday!

The Grade 11 India team are beginning their fundraising efforts with the annual car wash. All money raised will be donated to Global Pathways School to enhance academic programming and supply the local students with everything they need to be successful at school. 

With the funds raised, The York School students will purchase classroom projectors and absorbing the cost of installation of these projectors for the Global Pathways School. As well, proceeds will go towards construction needs.

What: Car Wash to support Global Pathways School in southern India
When: Saturday, September 28th
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Junior School Parking Lot 1639 Yonge Street 

A Note from Governance

This is a call for candidates for nomination to the Advancement and Premises Committee of The York School’s Board of Directors. 


The Advancement Committee has the responsibility for assisting the Board in fulfilling its advancement responsibility and to approve, evaluate and provide guidance on matters affecting the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, fundraising activities and the fostering of positive connections to The York School through internal and external constituent relations.  Members are expected to attend nine meetings each year. 

The Premises Committee has responsibility for assisting the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities as they relate to the School property, construction/renovations, potential acquisitions and the related cost of these initiatives. Members are expected to attend nine meetings each year. 
There are Advancement & Premises Committee openings, effective immediately. All recommendations and expressions of interest will be gratefully received, reviewed, and considered by the Board. 

If you would like to nominate a candidate (including yourself) for the Advancement and/or Premises Committee position, please visit click here to complete the nomination form.

Appointments of the new Advancement and/or Premises Committee members is expected to take place in Q1 2019. Nominations/applications should be submitted no later than Friday October 4, 2019.

Immunization Notice

Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, all students attending elementary and secondary schools must provide their local health unit with proof of immunization against the following diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, meningococcal, whooping cough (pertussis), chicken pox (for children born or or after 2010).

Toronto Public Health has recently completed a review of all of The York School students' vaccination records. Some of you will have received a suspension notice indicating that your child's vaccinations are incomplete. This is not coming from The York School, it is coming directly from Toronto Public Health. It is parents' responsibility to update their children's immunization or provide a valid exemption form to Toronto Public Health. Please go to to update your child's vaccination record.

If you have any questions, please contact Elissa Kline-Beber, Director of Student Wellness 416.926.1325 ext. 1220.

Preloved Uniform Sale - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

We are now accepting donations of gently used uniform pieces for our Preloved Uniform Sale taking place on Wednesday, October 2nd. Donations can be dropped off at the Junior and Middle/Senior school reception desks until tomorrow September 20th.  Additionally, Middle and Senior School parents can drop off items tomorrow morning on at our "drive and drop" (at the 1320 Yonge Street location ONLY) where volunteers will be accepting bags of donated items from your car window during drop off from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help our YPA with sorting and organizing donated uniforms next Thursday, September 26th between the hours of 12:15 - 5:00pm. If you are interested in helping us get prepared for our Preloved Uniform Sale, please fill out our volunteer form and let us know what time you are available to help out that day. Thank you so much!

An invitation for our Neighbours at the Yonge X St. Clair BIA

An invitation for our Neighbours at the Yonge X St. Clair BIA

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