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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 -  February 15, 2017

With an upcoming long weekend approaching, this week is passing very quickly! Please see below for some reminders. We wish everyone a wonderful Family Day long weekend.

Course Fair:
On Thursday, February 16, our Guidance Department prepared a Course Fair for Grade 10 and 11 students. We followed a Late- Start Schedule with Period 1 beginning at 10:10 a.m. The Grade 10 and 11 students will attend the Course Fair from 8:45 – 10:00 a.m., followed by classes. The Grade 12 students arrived for Period 1 beginning at 10:10 a.m. Please see the Guidance Notes below for further information.

PA Day:
Friday, February 17 will be a PA Day. There are no classes for students on this day.

Family Day:
Monday, February 20 is Family Day. The school will be closed.

Non-sanctioned Trips:

Currently, there are no overnight or 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.

Guidance Notes

Important Guidance Dates:

Course Fair for Students Feb. 16th
MyBlueprint Opens Feb. 16th
Course Selection for ESL Parents Feb. 16th (1-3pm in Titan Hall)
Lunch and Learn for Students Feb. 23rd, 24th, 27th
MyBlueprint Closes March 1st
Last Day to Submit Courses March 1st
Parent Sign-off Sheet Due to Homeform Teacher March 1st

Course Fair:
On February 16 from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., students will be taking part in COURSE FAIR which allows them to visit various classrooms and talk to teachers about potential courses they are considering for next year. Students will also be able to speak to students that have already completed the course(s) in order to gain a student’s perspective. Please encourage your child to use this time wisely and take advantage of student and teacher insight. Attendance for Grade 10 and 11 students is mandatory.


MyBlueprint is the website students will access to submit their course selections. All accounts have been activated and are ready to accept student selections. MyBlueprint opens for submission on February 16 and closes on March 1. Spots in courses are given on a random basis, not first-come-first-serve. Students can change their selections many times during their research process but they can only SUBMIT ONCE. Please ensure students are sure about the selections they make as changing courses later is very challenging. We recommend they choose wisely now and reserve their spot.

Our Settlement Worker has offered to be present and translate a presentation for our Mandarin-speaking parents. This presentation will take place tomorrow, February 16, in Titan Hall from 1-3pm. Please confirm your attendance with Catherine Liu at If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Counsellor.

Upcoming Dates:

Course Fair – Late Start Schedule for Grade 12s only – February 16
P.A. Day – School Closed to Students – February 17
Family Day – School Closed – February 20
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – February 28



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

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