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.
Principal’s Notes - September 16, 2016
Our students have quickly settled back into routine and York Mills is once again alive with lots of energy and student activities! Fall athletics and many clubs are already up and running. Information about how to join specific teams and clubs are announced over the PA system every morning. Announcements are also posted on the monitors in the Main Office and Library. Please encourage your children to participate in extra-curricular activities.
I would like to take a moment to remind everyone to please drive SLOWLY in our school parking lots. When dropping off students in the circular driveway, please drive slowly and come to a FULL STOP at the stop-signs. Thank you for your attention and vigilance to this matter. The safety of ALL remains a priority.
Below are some reminders about upcoming events.
Grade 10 Curriculum Night:
On Thursday, September 22 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., we will hold a Grade 10 Curriculum Night. All parents and guardians of Grade 10 students are encouraged to attend this evening. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Grade 10 academic and extra-curricular programs at York Mills, and to meet the Grade 10 teachers. Please note that the purpose of this evening is not to discuss individual student progress. Grade 10 students are also encouraged to attend with their parents! Please see the attached outline for the evening. Grade 10 students will receive a hardcopy of this next week.
ESL Information Night:
On Thursday, September 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., there will be an information session in Room 241 for all parents and guardians of ESL students. This information session has been planned in conjunction with the Grade 10 Curriculum Night. If your child is taking any grade 10 courses, we hope you will join us afterwards for Curriculum Night.
University/College Information Session:
Our guidance department is organizing an information session entitled: How to Apply to College and University. This session is for all parents and students. It will take place on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Titan Hall. Afterwards, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. York Mills will host a US Expo where representatives from universities in the United States will showcase their programs and answer questions about their schools. All are welcomed to attend. More details will be forthcoming.
Day school students may take one E-learning course if they are eligible. Course offerings are available at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/elearning. The registration deadline is September 16. Interested students should request the registration on-line, have parents sign the form sent to their email address and see their Counsellor for approval before this date.
Night school courses can be found at http://www.creditprograms.ca. Please note: Students cannot enrol in a course if they are taking the course in day school. Deadline to apply is September 23.
How to Apply to College & University:
A Counsellor will be visiting Homeform classes next week to help students begin their application process. Students that do not have a Homeform class should plan to attend the session offered at lunchtime in Titan Hall on September 19.
Upcoming Guidance Events:
Sept. 14th Last Day for Timetable Change Requests
Sept. 16th Deadline to register for Semester 1 E-Learning
Sept. 23rd Deadline to register for Semester 1 Night School
Sept. 23rd to Sept. 25th Ontario University Fair at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (http://www.ouf.ca)-- 10am -5pm.
Register for your passport at http://www.ouf.ca/passport in order to share your contact information with universities
Sept. 26th Applying to US University Workshop in Titan Hall @ Lunch
Sept. 28th Scholarship Workshop in Titan Hall @ Lunch
Oct. 17th and 18th Ontario College Information Fair. Hall B Exhibition Place. http://www.ocif.ca
Monday, October 17 -- 5:00 pm-9:00 pm and Tuesday, October 18 -- 10:00am-3:00 pm
Oct. 18th ‘How to Apply to College and University’ – For ESL Parents 1-3pm in Titan Hall @ YMCI
(A Mandarin Translator will be available)
Oct. 18th ‘How to Apply to College and University’ – For ALL Parents 5-6pm in Titan Hall @ YMCI
Oct. 18th US EXPO @ YMCI – Representatives from US Universities will be at York Mills to answer any questions you may have regarding their schools. All are welcome. Schedule to follow.
ESL Night – September 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Grade 10 Curriculum Night – September 22 at 6:00 p.m
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – September 27
Student Clubfest – October 6
PA Day – no classes for students - October 7
Thanksgiving Day (school closed) – October 10
Staff Professional Learning – Late Start Schedule – October 11
Academic Awards – October 13 at 8:45 a.m.
University/College Information Session and US Expo – October 18
Interim Reports Distributed – October 21
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – October 25
Parent/Teacher Interviews – Early Dismissal – October 27
Late Start Schedule – October 28