Senior School

A comprehensive and rigorous academic program that empowers girls for success
Finding her voice. Discovering her passions. 
A Yorkie can do anything! Whether it’s completing a design challenge in the STEAM lab, testing predictions in a science lab, performing in the senior concert band, making the final shot in the game for the Tigers, or working with children at the YWCA right here in Vancouver, the Senior School is a place where students can further explore their talents and discover their passions. Our Senior School teachers are subject specialists who offer challenging and individualized instruction that caters to each student's learning needs and interests.

The Senior School offers a comprehensive and rigorous academic program that supports the development of a mindset of lifelong learning, openness to new experiences and making a difference. Our academic program fully prepares students for their post-secondary goals. University offers are made to 100% of the graduating class. Students experience the challenges of a college-level curriculum with the Advanced Placement (AP) program, which eases the transition from secondary school to university.

AP Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) program underscores our philosophical belief that girls should be encouraged to take self-directed academic risks that challenge their intellect and foster their growth as lifelong learners.

The AP Program is designed for students who are ready to learn and achieve at the university level. In addition to experiencing the challenges of a university-level curriculum, AP inspires confidence, a sense of personal responsibility and self-reliance, and provides an academic bridge to ease the transition from secondary school to university.

Why AP?
  • AP students stand out in the US university admissions process, as it shows the student is ready for college and has a commitment to academic excellence.
  • More than 3,600 colleges and universities recognize the AP program.
  • Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the US provide credit and/or advanced placement.
  • Earning advanced university credit means having more time to move into upper-level courses, pursue a double major, or study abroad.
  • AP helps students gain skills that will help them succeed in university, such as strong study habits, writing skills, and problem-solving techniques.
  • AP students are more likely to graduate from college in four years.
  • AP helps students qualify for scholarships.
(From the College Board. For College Board research studies that assess the performance of AP students, click here).

York House offers the following AP courses:
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature & Composition
  • French Language
  • Studio Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics
  • Physics 1 and 2
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Government & Politics
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