The program focuses on course planning, post-secondary research, the university and scholarship application process, and career planning to ensure that students make informed choices about their post-secondary education. Our students are prepared for and admitted to a wide range of post-secondary academic programs including Architecture, Business and Commerce, Arts, Engineering, Science as well as to direct entry programs for Medicine and Law in the UK. Additionally, students have gained acceptance to highly selective specialized schools such as the Sauder School of Business at UBC and the Richard Ivey School in Ontario.
An extensive resource centre, university liaison visits, test and essay preparation workshops, and individual counselling with full-time post-secondary counsellors are some of the tools we use to deliver our program. Students also receive one-on-one assistance from our Director of University Admissions to plan their first-year courses. University personnel are invited to speak to graduates about the transition to university, and York House alumnae often return to the school to provide insights from their university experience.
Our Internship and Mentorship program also provides an opportunity for students to connect with the extraordinary knowledge and experience of the YHS community, and for our community to support the success of the next generation of Yorkies. Internships provide an opportunity for current students to gain experience in a field of interest, developing skills and awareness that will guide their post-secondary planning and career choices. Mentorships bring students together with members of the YHS community to develop relationships based on inquiry, collaboration, and personal growth. The Internship and Mentorship Program builds on the strength of our school community and draws on our belief in the importance of Not For Ourselves Alone.
The success of our University Admissions program is evident in our results. 100% of our graduates receive an offer of admission to 4-year program at some of the most prestigious universities, such as Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, St. Andrews, McGill and UBC. Our graduates have also been recipients of major entrance scholarships at Stanford, Cornell, Western, and UBC. National scholarships such as the Loran Award
, the Schulich Leader Scholarship
(Manpreet Deol '15
and Julie Wong '12
) and the TD Scholarship for Community Leadership
have also been awarded to past graduates.