Principals Message

Welcome to Upper York School

As the principal of Upper York School, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child to provide an outstanding educational experience.

Upper York School offers small classes with a low student-to-teacher ratio and individual attention to students. Experienced teachers deliver curriculum in a modern facility and focus on the refinement of academic and learning skills, and on the preparation of students for post-secondary success. Academic excellence and personal development are essential components delivered in our creative and engaging learning environment. ESL and tutoring programs are available to support students who are new to Canada and aim to attend larger private schools.

If this sounds like it may be what your child needs to take their learning to the next level, I invite you to come visit us or to call me personally at 905-604-8224.


Heather Rees

Upper York School


Upper York School

Who We Are

Upper York School is an Ontario Ministry of Education approved private high school that grants credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). We offer small classes with individual attention to domestic and international students from grades 9 to grade 12. Upper York School is committed to providing a safe and engaging learning environment so that students grow personally and academically.

Upper York School offers a curriculum focusing on the refinement of academic skills, and on the preparation of students for post-secondary success. Courses are designed so that students will understand the theoretical principles, practical applications, and substantive content of each given curriculum. Academic excellence and language communication skills are essential components.



Our Mission

To nurture a mindset and develop learning skills that enable students to lead by example as engaged, knowledgeable and compassionate citizens of the world.


Our Goals

(i) to reach every student so that they achieve their individual potential;

(ii) to provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment, focused upon preparation for post-secondary success.

Our Philosophy

To achieve our mission and goals, we:
  1. Provide a diverse student-centred curriculum that enables students to develop emotionally, socially, creatively and physically.

  2. Build a learning environment where individuals are respected and valued, and work together as a community.

  3. Challenge students to think critically, to problem solve and to use a growth mindset.

  4. Encourage students to be leaders in, and make positive contributions to, their local and global communities.