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Principal's Message

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.

Jennifer Chan


 Principal’s Notes - March 6, 2017

This is our last week of classes before the upcoming March Break. It has been a busy and productive time. Over the past couple of weeks, I have enjoyed visiting a Grade 10 French class, a Grade 10 Math class, two Grade 11 Math classes and a Grade 12 English class. All were engaged in a variety of collaborative and engaging classroom activities! I look forward to visiting the Grade 10 Spanish class this week.

Last week, the Eco-Council participated in a Climate Change workshop presented by Greenpeace. Thanks to staff advisors Mr. Chang and Ms. Kelly, for supporting Eco-Council’s initiatives.

Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is investigating a mumps outbreak in the city. Please see the attached letter. A copy of this letter will be distributed to students this afternoon.  (TPH Letter about Mumps)

Parent/Teacher Interviews:
Parent/teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday, March 30. There will be an afternoon session from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and an evening session from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Appointments with teachers will be made on-line beginning on Friday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. Instructions on how to book on-line appointments will be forthcoming.

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT):
On Thursday, March 30, Grade 10 students across the province will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). It will also be written by students who were previously eligible but have not yet written the test or who were unsuccessful on their first attempt. The OSSLT is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m. on March 30. All students who are scheduled to write the OSSLT should have received a letter last week. Our teachers have started in-class preparation for the OSSLT. In addition, there are after-school preparation sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 241. These sessions are available on a drop-in basis.

Schedule for Thursday, March 30:
There will be NO regular classes for students on Thursday, March 30, due to the OSSLT and parent/teacher interviews.

Our next YMSAC meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. Our Community Liaison Officer will speak about Cyber Bullying from approximately 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This session was previously cancelled due to the inclement weather. Light refreshments will be served. Hope you will join us for this important discussion.

The York Mills Prom is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 26 in the evening. Details will be forthcoming.

Graduation Ceremony
Our annual Graduation Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 29 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Church (374 Sheppard Avenue East). Please note: this date has changed from Friday, June 30 because the venue will be closed on this day due to the long-weekend. We apologize if this change creates any inconvenience.

Non-sanctioned Trips:
Currently, there are no overnight/out-of-town trips being planned by school staff for York Mills students. Please be aware that overnight Grad trips are not endorsed by or supported by the school. There are several organizations such as S-Trips or I Love Travel who privately organize trips and accept payment from students unbeknownst to parents and school staff. If you have any questions about whether a trip is sponsored and supervised by York Mills staff, please feel free to contact the Main Office.

Parent Workshops:
All parents are invited to attend the workshops listed below. Please see the attachments for further information.

Parents as Partners
Allstream Centre
Saturday, April 1
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Media Safe Workshop
Leaside High School
Tuesday, April 4
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Guidance Notes

Important Guidance Dates:
Deadline to submit Summer Coop Applications to Guidance – March 10

Summer Coop:
Summer Coop information is now available on-line. Please visit to apply and see the attachment for details. The summer coop program is open to all current TDSB students 16 years of age and older who are not enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program. Students that are 16 years of age and older who have secured summer employment may use their summer job as a coop placement as long as the employer agrees. A completed copy of the Paid Coop Placement and Employer Information Form must accompany the application. Although the deadline on the website indicates Friday, March 24, 2017, we ask that completed applications be submitted to Mrs. Olubuyide in the Guidance Department on or before Friday, March 10 as we require time to review packages before March Break for completeness and prior to sending them collectively to the Board.

Upcoming Dates:

Spring Break – School Closed – March 13 – 17
Interim Reports Distributed – March 23
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – March 28
Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) – March 30
Parent/Teacher Interviews – March 30
No classes for students – March 30
Late Start Schedule – March 31

Late Start Schedule – April 11
Good Friday – School Closed – April 14
Easter Monday – School Closed – April 17
YMSAC Meeting – April 18 at 7:00 p.m
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – April 25
Mid-Semester Reports Distributed – April 27

Prom – May 26
Graduation Ceremony – June 29 at 11:00 a.m. (note: change of date)



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: Kathleen Garner
Trustee: Gerri Gershon

Location of School

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