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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.

J. Chan


Upcoming Dates:


next meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

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A Few Notes from the Principal: November 13, 2015

Remembrance Day. 

On Wednesday, November 11, schools across the TDSB held special ceremonies in honour of Remembrance Day. At York Mills, we had a moving presentation that was prepared by the History Club under the leadership of Ms. Gluskin. We thank them tremendously for their thought-provoking piece. I would also like to commend Ms. Maxwell-Steele and the Cheatnotes group for the lovely singing of the National Anthem during the presentation.

Good News: 

We have had a busy and successful past couple of weeks. The Free the Children Club donated 10 boxes of non-perishable food items to the North York food bank as part of their "We Scare Hunger" campaign. We appreciate everyone’s generosity. Thanks to the Free the Children Club and their staff advisor Ms. Katz.


The Student Council’s Semi-Formal took place last night at Fiction Club. Approximately 135 students attended. It was a huge success and everyone had a great time! Special thanks to the Student Council for planning this special evening, and many thanks to all the staff members who attended the Semi-Formal. Thanks especially to staff advisors Ms. Delanghe and Ms. Snyder for their ongoing support of the Student Council.

ESL Week

This week, we celebrated ESL week. I had the pleasure of attending the ESL speech competition on Wednesday, November 11. I am extremely proud of all the students who participated. A special congratulations to our winners: Jodie Ying He (ESL B), Jennifer Lee (ESL C/D) and Evelyn Li (ESL E). Yesterday we had an ESL Appreciation Lunch Event. The students had prepared displays representing China, Iran, Japan, Korea and Latin America. It was an informative and festive lunch session. Thanks to the ESL students, the Newcomer Club and Ms. Freudenthal for a terrific week of events.

York Mills School Advisory Council (YMSAC):

Our YMSAC Mix and Mingle that took place on Tuesday, November 3 was a nice opportunity to socialize with other parents. A special thanks to our Curriculum Leader of Physics and Chemistry, Mr. Meyer, who presented: “STEM in Science at York Mills”. This was an interesting and informative presentation that generated some good discussion. Thank you to Grade 10 student, Adele Qian, for her beautiful piano performance during the Mix and Mingle. Attached are the minutes from the meeting.

Silent Auction and Raffle:

The School Advisory Council is planning a Silent Auction and a la carte Raffle event to take place in conjunction with the upcoming Winter Music Night on December 14. If you would like further information and/or if you wish to be added to the YMSAC email distribution list, please email:

The School Advisory Council meetings provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about school life at York Mills. We hope to see you at our next meeting on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Mid-semester Reports

Mid-semester Reports will be distributed to students in Home Form classes on Thursday, November 19. An email notice was sent yesterday to inform you that due to the local negotiations between the TDSB and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, the Learning Skills and Comments section of the report card may be different from class to class. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Guidance Note: November Upcoming Event

Post-Secondary Information Fair

Parents and students are invited to attend a Post-Secondary Information Fair hosted by York Mills C.I. and Don Mills C.I. on November 17, 2015 at Don Mills C.I. (15 The Donway East) from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Ontario university representatives as well as college, gap year, military and apprenticeship reps will be in attendance to answer all your questions about their schools, programs, residence, scholarships and any information you would like to enquire about. See you there.

Parent Workshops

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

PIAC: Unlocking Your Child’s Full Potential

Earl Haig Secondary School

Saturday, November 14, 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Preparing Students with Special Needs for the Transition to Post-Secondary

Northern Secondary School - Library

Thursday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Family Talk About Drinking

Northern Secondary School - Library

Tuesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Upcoming Dates

Post-Secondary Information Event at Don Mills C.I. – November 17 (3:30 – 6:00 p.m)

Mid-Semester Reports Distributed – November 19

Full Disclosure – Last Date to drop a course without penalty – November 26

Talent Show – December 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Winter Music Night – December 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Last Day of Classes Before Holidays – December 18



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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