York Mills Collegiate Institute

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York Mills Collegiate Institute
York Mills Collegiate.JPG
490 York Mills Road

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School typePublic, High school
MottoLabore et prudentia
("through effort and intelligence")
School boardTDSB
formerly NYBE
SuperintendentKathleen Garner
Area trusteeGerri Gershon
School number954810
AdministratorMichael de Rosario
Leslee Waterston
PrincipalJ. Chan
Enrollment1300+ (As of spring 2018)
LanguageEnglish and French
Areaformerly City of North York
City of Toronto
Riding of Don Valley West
Toronto City Council Ward 13
Colour(s)Red and White         
MascotThe Titan
Team nameTitans; Rubber Duckies (Swim Team)
Feeder schoolsWindfield's MS
St. Andrew's MS
Don Valley MS (Only French Immersion)
Public transit accessTTC Subway:
York Mills Subway Station
TTC Bus Routes:
95 (York Mills)
115 (Silver Hills)
122 (Graydon Hall)
995 (York Mills Express)

York Mills Collegiate Institute is a Toronto high school, offering grades 9–12, located in North York along York Mills Road between Leslie Street and Bayview Avenue. The school emphasizes university preparation and academics. English and French Immersion courses are provided from grades 9 to 12. Windfields Middle School (half french immersion and half english) and St. Andrews Middle School are the two feeder middle schools that make up the majority of York Mills' population. Additionally, Don Valley Middle School is a feeder school to York Mills with only its smaller population of french immersion students.

Extracurricular activities[edit]


York Mills Collegiate also encourages students to join a variety of clubs, which include academic clubs (e.g., Math Club, Physics Club, Chemistry Club, Programming Club), school spirits clubs (e.g., student council, athletic council, Spectrum-Yearbook, WÖRD- School Newspaper Committee), social justice clubs (e.g., Debate Club, Ambassadors' Club), and general interests clubs (e.g., Model United Nation, Law Council, Eco-Council, Newcomers Club, Ping Pong Club, The Future is feminist, science fair club and more). They also temporarily had a Pokemon Fan Club. York Mills students also have their own online newspaper YM Highlights where parents and students can find daily updates on school and social life.[1]


York Mills offers a wide variety of extracurricular sports, including: Badminton, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Cross-country Running Team, Curling, Field Hockey (girls), Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Water-Polo, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Weight Training.

Student Life[edit]

York Mills offers an end of the year Carnival hosted by STUCO (student council). YMAC (athletic council) offers an athletic banquet to celebrate students athletic achievements. Once every four years student council hosts semi for all the students and teachers; the student life needs improvement at this school because it is too concentrated on academic achievement which is why the school encourages the students to attend these events.

School Show[edit]

The York Mills C.I. stage during South Pacific.

The School Show is now an every-other-year event at York Mills, and is usually performed in the first week of December, while the production and planning start near the end of the previous school year; the show is a collaborative staff and student effort with approximately 10 percent of the student population assisting in the production.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Clubs & Teams Archived December 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Post City Magazines | February 2007, Dave Hodge by Megan Griffith-Greene
  3. ^ Broverman, Alison (July 2009). "Bayview's Person of the Year: Jeff Skoll". Post City Magazines. Retrieved October 3, 2014.

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