Russell Ash, Head of School
It is my great privilege to lead the Upper York School through its journey towards becoming a prominent, thriving, independent school in North Toronto.
As a leader in education, I believe that we as a school must recognize the responsibility we hold for ensuring high standards of achievement and success for all students. Students must always come first and this is demonstrated in our actions, behaviours and attitudes. We need to be both proactive and visionary in realizing the impact we have on students’ lives as we provide a safe, inviting, inclusive and innovative environment in our school community.
I assure you: this is a truly remarkable environment. While at Upper York, your child will have the opportunity to gain valuable life skills in a warm caring environment while he/she strives for academic excellence. Our small class sizes provide the opportunity to meet every child’s individual needs while they work towards graduating with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
At Upper York, we strive to instill the social emotional values, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, initiative and confidence that will ensure our students' success during their time at our school and beyond. We take great pride in recognizing and celebrating each and every student’s unique academic and social journey. From the moment each student walks into our campus, our dedicated faculty provides individual mentorship and support, inspiring and encouraging them to meet their full potential and develop into independent, lifelong learners.