York School (Toronto)

York School (Toronto)

The York School (TYS) is an independent coeducational JK to grade 12 school. Located in the heart of Toronto, The York School was founded in 1965 and is the first school in Canada accredited to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) from junior kindergarten to university entrance. The York School's motto is Experientia Docet or Experience Teaches.

The School

The school has two campuses. The junior and senior kindergartens are in the north campus, near Yonge Street. Grades 1-12 are in the main campus, on Yonge street, in the Summerhill district. The school also offers a variety of outdoor programs and excursions at Camp Oochigeas in Muskoka.

Sports are played against other members of the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association. [ cite web | title = CISAA Athletics | url = http://www.cisaa.ca/
accessdate = 2007-07-17

As of 2008, annual tuition is $20,500 for grades 1-12 and $17,100 for junior and senior kindergarten; there is also a $4,000 one time fee for registration.

Laptops are used in grades 7-12. The School mandates owning a school selected laptop for all Upper School students.

[ cite web | last = Metzger | first = Patrick | title = Classroom Ethics - Rise of the cybercheat | publisher = CBC News | date = December 7, 2006
url = http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/tech/classroom-ethics.html
accessdate = 2007-07-13


The York School has a somewhat unusual history. In 1965, Barbara Goodwin-Zeibots established the school as a nursery school. In 1978, a toddler program and an elementary school were started. Grade 9 began in 1995. [ Citation | last = | title = Cornerstone Academic College > Programmes > Summer Camp | date = 2007 | year = | url = http://www.cacenglish.com/html/eng/program_camp02.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-09
] Goodwin-Zeibots remained the head until retiring in the spring of 2005. [ Citation | title = News | newspaper = Trinity Alumni Magazine
pages = 43 | date = Winter 2006 | format = pdf
url = http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/UserFiles/Document/trinity-magazine/trinity-winter2006.pdf | accessdate = 2007-07-09
] The current head of the school is Ezio Crescenzi.


External links

* [http://www.yorkschool.com The York School Official Website]
* [http://toronto.ibegin.com/misc/york-school/pictures/1451.html Photo of school]

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