Quick Facts

York House is a leading independent day school for girls from
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Founded in 1932 by seven insightful women, York House School is a leading independent day school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • School motto: “Not for Ourselves Alone” guides our commitment to preparing girls to be active and responsible citizens who take the responsibility to help others and make a difference in the world.
  • Consistently ranked top school in BC
  • 100% of our students are accepted into the university of their choice
  • York House follows the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum requirements and offers programs based on our four pillars of academics, service, fine arts, and athletics.
  • Our programs call for the application of knowledge and the mastery of 21st Century skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication, character, and critical thinking.
  • Students joining York House School in Junior and Senior Kindergarten will benefit from the Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum which focuses on students as leaders in their learning.
  • Small class sizes ensure individual attention and confidence-building classroom experiences. Our teachers are professional, dedicated, compassionate, and truly care about our students.
    • Average class size: 8-10 students per teacher
    • Average class size in Junior School: 20-22 students per class
    • Average class size in Senior School: 10-17 students per class, depending on the subject
    • Little School: 56 Junior and Senior Kindergarten students
    • Main campus: 600 students Grades 1-12 (junior and senior school)
  • York House School students will always be a part of this wonderful, close-knit community and benefit from being connected to an active network of close to 4,000 alums around the world.
School Crest:
  • A generous gift to the school from the Alum Association in 1993, our traditional crest features the gold doe that is a proud symbol of York House as a school for girls.
  • The York Rose signifies the founding Principal's, Lena Cotsworth Clarke, city of origin: York, England.
  • The school colours of green and gold are the background for the York Rose, which is set in a Canadian maple leaf.
  • The open book is the symbol of scholarship featuring our secondary motto, "Onward and Upward."