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Thank you for your interest in York House School.
The BC Ministry of Education has suspended all classroom teaching in schools in BC until further notice in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Even though our campus is closed, our Admissions office remains open and welcomes your inquiries.
Click here for details on our upcoming Virtual Admissions Event on Thursday, June 25, as well as information on our online guided photo tours. Click here for a virtual tour of our Little School. Junior and Senior virtual tours coming soon.
We cultivate an inspirational and supportive learning environment where girls take centre stage and are challenged to achieve their full potential. At York House School, girls are provided with many opportunities to develop their leadership skills while building their self-confidence and broadening their interests. Immersed in a culture of achievement, Yorkies are empowered to build qualities of teamwork, compassion, empathy, and resilience. They experience success in all aspects of a York House School education and develop lifelong, meaningful friendships.
Girls who will thrive in a challenging academic environment, enjoy participating in music, art, drama and/or athletics, and show compassion and interest in the world around her. We aim to enroll students who are enthusiastic learners, keen to actively participate, willing to take risks, and who will live our motto Not for Ourselves Alone.
Our intake years are Junior Kindergarten (16 new students), Senior Kindergarten (24 new students), and Grade 8 (20-24 new students). For all other grades, we will only have openings if current families withdraw. This is not something we can predict but historically speaking, we do experience unpredictable enrollment changes throughout the year. For this reason, we encourage and accept applications to all grade levels every year.
York House School values our community. Applicants who currently have sisters at the school, and/or if their mother or grandmother attended York House School, are given priority provided they fully meet all the admissions requirements.
Junior Kindergarten has 16 children with two teachers. Senior Kindergarten has 20 children with two teachers. Junior school classes have 20-22 students in Grades 1-7. At the Senior School level, the class size varies from 10 to 17 students depending on the subject.
The York House Little School is located at 3274 East Boulevard, nine blocks away from our main campus. Programs include one full-day Junior Kindergarten class and two full-day Senior Kindergarten classes.
Yes. The York House School Foundation proudly offers a variety of scholarships to incoming students. The scholarship opportunities vary each year. The York House School Foundation awards full and partial scholarships to students in the junior and senior grades who demonstrate excellence in academics, co-curricular programs, and citizenship, and whose families demonstrate financial need.
Scholar selection for all these opportunities is based on individual merit (strong academics, involvement in the school community, and extracurricular activities) as well as financial need.
To find out more about these exceptional opportunities and how to apply, please contact Mabel Lim, Director of Admissions at 604-730-2419 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see our scholarship page for updated information.
Virtually 100% of all our graduates are accepted to a 4-year university program of their choice. Our graduates enroll in a variety of programs at universities across Canada, the United States, and abroad. For more details, click here.
The traditional uniform of a Blackwatch tartan kilt, white blouse, and green sweater is comfortable to wear and is worn with pride. You will also see our younger students wearing a tunic and our Senior School girls in their blazers. Senior School students also have the option to wear black dress pants. Our Senior School Student Executives can be easily spotted in their gold blazers and sashes.
'Previously loved' uniforms are also available for purchase from the Barbeau Boutique Uniform shop.