Programs

Athletics

Teamwork, physical literacy, leadership, and sportsmanship
Teamwork, hard work, and commitment are a few of the core values that students learn through their participation in the YHS Athletics Program.
In the Junior School, our student-athletes build their physical literacy with a focus on fun, general athletic development (skills, strength, flexibility, speed, and endurance), and the values of sport. As we aim for maximum participation from our Junior School students, we have teams that can accommodate all athletes. Junior Tigers participate in events organized by the Independent School Elementary Athletics (ISEA) association and community clubs.

In the Senior School, our athletes learn about hard work, teamwork, and commitment to their team. Playing for an extracurricular athletics team helps them develop sport-specific skills as well as provides opportunities for them to become better leaders. 

Senior School teams compete with schools in the Lower Mainland Independent Secondary School Athletic Association (LMISSAA), in the Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone (VS2S), as well as with independent and public high schools all across BC. Our senior teams also take part in Independent Schools Association (ISA) tournaments. Many of our Tigers go on to participate in Canadian U Sports and NCAA athletics.
 

The YHS Athletics Department:

  • Believes that athletics play an important role in the personal growth and development of the individual through team and individual competition.
  • Identifies core values of hard work, teamwork, commitment, and development of positive character.
  • Is committed to providing students with the opportunity to achieve athletic excellence and a safe place for failure through healthy participation in competitive sport.
  • Supports the encouragement of maximum participation among the student body of York House School. 
  • Aims to achieve success so that sports play a positive role in the growth of confidence and self-esteem. 
  • Expects commitment from students, coaches, staff and administration.

YHS Athletics is Committed to:

  • Working to maintain and improve our athletic facilities and to supply our teams with quality equipment.
  • Encouraging all students to be involved in athletics as athletes, managers, officials, and fans.
  • Promoting athletics throughout the school community and celebrating our successes and efforts.
  • Maintaining and expanding a committed, talented, and dedicated coaching base to develop our athletes by competing in tournaments and games to maximize skill development and opportunities for personal growth.
  • Teaching and modelling positive character traits such as commitment, hard work, teamwork, and confidence.

Athletics Teams

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Fall Season (September - October)
  • Gr. 3-7 Cross-Country
  • Gr. 5 Volleyball, Gr. 6 Volleyball, Gr. 7A Volleyball, Gr. 7B Volleyball
Winter Season (November - February)
  • Gr. 3-7 Swimming
  • Gr. 5 Basketball, Gr. 6 Basketball, Gr. 7A Basketball, Gr. 7B Basketball
Spring Season (March - May)
  • Gr. 3-7 Track & Field
  • Gr. 5/6 Ultimate, Gr. 7 Ultimate

SENIOR SCHOOL

Fall Season (September - November)
  • Gr. 8 Volleyball
  • Jr. Volleyball 
  • Sr. Volleyball
  • Sr. Cross-Country
  • Varsity Field Hockey
  • Jr. Field Hockey
  • Sr. Field Hockey
  • Sr. Swim Team
Winter Season (November - March)
  • Gr. 8 Basketball
  • Jr. Basketball
  • Sr. Basketball
  • Ski & Snowboard 
  • Table Tennis
Spring Season (March - June)
  • Track & Field 
  • Jr. Ultimate Teams
  • Sr. Ultimate Teams
  • Jr. Soccer
  • Sr. Soccer
  • Badminton

Tigers' Successes

Junior Tigers

  • Cross-Country Running: ISEA Team Champions 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2018
  • Swimming: ISEA Team Champions 1994, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2019
  • Track and Field: ISEA Team Champions 1985, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008
  • Grade 7 Basketball : ISEA Champions 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017
  • Grade 7 Volleyball: ISEA Champions 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018

Senior Tigers

Basketball
  • AA BC Champions 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011
  • AA BC Championships 2nd place 2007, 2008, 2009 and 3rd place in 2000 and 2020
  • AAA BC Championships 2nd place 2012
  • AA Lower Mainland Champions 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • AAA Lower Mainland Champions 2012
  • LMISSGBA Sr. League Champions 1998, then 2002-2012, 2020
  • Jr. Basketball BC Championships 3rd place in 2009
  • Gr. 8 Basketball BC Champions 2018
  • Jr. Basketball BC Championships 9th place in 2019
Volleyball
  • AA BC Champions 2019
  • AA BC Championships 2nd place in 2018
  • AA BC 5th place in 2001 and 2017, 6th place 2008, 4th place in 2014
  • AA Lower Mainland Champions 2000, 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Sr. ISA Champions 2012-2015, 2018
Field Hockey
  • AA BC Championships 3rd place in 2019 and 2016. Other strong placings include 12th place 2008, 9th in BC 2012, 6th in BC 2015, 5th place in 2017, 7th place in 2018
Cross Country
  • BC Championship 3rd place 2005
Swimming & Water Polo
  • BC Champions 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2012, 2019
  • 2009 BC Championships 4 gold medals won by Laura Sze '11
  • 2014 BC Championships 4 gold medals won by Danielle Tognetti '13
  • Several BC Championship gold medal performances
Alpine Skiing
  • BC Alpine Ski Champions 2007, 2008, 2009
  • BC Championships 3rd place in 2009, 2nd place in 2010
Ultimate
  • Sr. BC Ultimate Disc Champions 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005
  • Jr. BC Disc Champions 2010, 2008
  • Jr. & Sr. Vancouver City Champions 2010
Soccer
  • Sr. LMISSGSA League 2nd place 2010, 2017
  • Jr. LMISSGSA League Champions 2010
Track & Field
  • Several Tigers qualifying for BC Championships
  • 2011 BC Championship gold medal 4x400m relay
Table Tennis
  • Champion in girl's teams event in 2018 and 2020
  • Champion in girl's singles event in 2017, 2019, and 2020 
  • 2nd place in girl's teams event in 2017 and 2019
  • 2nd place in girl's singles event in 2018