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Welcome to York Mills Collegiate Institute. The school is located on York Mills Road between Bayview and Leslie Avenues.

The school offers a wide range of curricular programs, including French Immersion, from grades 10-12. Grade 9 courses are not available at the school. With approximately ninety percent of our graduates applying to university, most courses are offered as academic in Grade 10 and University/College preparation in grades 11 and 12.

Our 1100 plus students and staff work together to create a learning environment that is clean, orderly, safe and secure. Over the years, York Mills C.I. has established a very fine reputation for academic achievement and for providing students with opportunities to participate and develop their leadership skills through their involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities.

I encourage you to browse this web-site to learn more about our school. Please see the new note on the Guidance Page and the news below.

J. Chan


Principal’s Notes – July 5, 2016

Another school year is officially over and summer vacation has begun!

On Thursday, June 30, we had a beautiful Graduation Ceremony. Among our honoured guests were Trustee Gerri Gershon, M.P. Rob Oliphant and Premier Kathleen Wynne. We are grateful for their presence in spite of their busy schedules. On behalf of staff and students at York Mills, we extend congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2016! We also thank their parents, guardians and families for being part of the York Mills school community over the 3 past years. I would like to thank the entire staff for their assistance with Graduation Ceremony. This important event would not have been possible without everyone’s effort. I would especially like to thank the members of the Graduation Commencement Committee: Ms. Gluskin, Ms. Zappone, Mr. De Rosario, and Vice-Principals Ms. Wong and Mr. Joblin, for their significant contribution in planning this event.

I hope you will join me in thanking all staff for their dedication to students this past year. I would like to extend a special thank you to our entire Office Staff, under the leadership of Michael De Rosario, for their invaluable support throughout the whole year!

This will be the final Principal’s Notes for 2105-16. I wish you all a safe and restful summer vacation!

Report Cards:
Please note that due to ongoing labour negotiations, report cards will be mailed to the home address on file. We expect that they will be mailed by July 8.

Summer Office Hours:
July 4 to July 14 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
July 15 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
August 22 to September 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
September 2 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

School Year 2016-17:
The first day of school for 2016-17 will be Tuesday, September 6. An information package will be mailed in August for all returning and new students.

Guidance Updates:

Timetable Changes in September:

There will be NO timetable changes on the first day of school (Sept. 6th).

1. For attendance purposes, students must follow their given timetable until their request can be reviewed and made possible. If the request is not possible, students must follow their original timetable. We will do our very best to accommodate student requests.

2. Students that attended summer school, have an opportunity to change their timetables week of August 29 by coming into the Guidance office and signing up for an appointment to see a Counsellor during that week. We will not be accepting appointments over the phone as we will be registering new students to the school as well. Students may not be able to see their regular Counsellor, but we will do our best to accommodate. Once all available appointments are taken, students will have to pick up a timetable change form on the second day of school, complete the form, provide a parent signature and hand the form in by the deadline date. Counsellors will review the request and if the change is possible, that is, space permitting and without conflict, a new timetable will be available for pick up as soon as the change is made.

3. Over 300 students will attend summer school this year. Our focus during the week of August 29 is to change the timetables of students that earned credits over the summer. If students want to request a change not related to summer school, they will have to fill out a form on the second day of school. We remind students that selecting courses carefully in February the year before on MyBlueprint, reserves their spot and avoids disappointment.

4. A master schedule of courses will be posted outside the Guidance office. The courses that are FULL will be highlighted. We ask that students do not submit a change form if the course is highlighted; only to be disappointed that their request was not possible.

Jennifer R. Chan
York Mills C.I.
490 York Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario
M3B 1W6



York Mills Collegiate Institute

Welcome to our school web site. As part of the Toronto District School Board, we value

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful. 
Our web site is one way we can demonstrate these values. Click on the menu items to find out more about our school.

Special Features

  • an Information Centre with access to scientific, literary and scholarly online databases
  • emphasis on academic achievement in preparation for post-secondary education
  • support programs, including Special Education, Guidance, peer tutoring, English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • a diverse language program which includes French, Spanish and French Immersion
  • opportunities for all students to develop leadership skills through participation in a wide variety of co-curricular activities in athletics, the arts and a variety of clubs
Contact Us
(416) 395-3340

490 York Mills Rd
North York, ON
M3B 1W6

Superintendent: LN07 - Kathleen Garner
Trustee: Gerri Gershon

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