York Memorial Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
2690 Eglinton Ave W, York, ON
Since our doors first opened in 1929, York Memorial Collegiate Institute has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Our wide range of course offerings, an extensive extra-curricular program, and a traditional year-long timetable continue to attract students from across Toronto. In addition, York Memorial offers students specialized programs that include the R.U.S.H. (Roadmap to University Success with Honours), Pre - AP and Advanced Placement (AP) programs. York Memorial is leading the way in offering a wide range (14 courses) of Advanced Placement courses in all subject areas and is currently ranked first among all public schools in Ontario. York Memorial is recognized nationally and internationally by many universities.Read more
R.U.S.H.(Roadmap to University Success with Honours) offers an enrichment program for high achieving students in 4 areas: MCS, Arts & Humanities, Neuro Science & Business. Students in grades 9-11 will follow the Pre-AP curriculum for all subjects (we are the only school in the TDSB to offer a full Pre-AP Program) and then take Advanced Placement courses in grades 11 and 12. Last May, YMCI students wrote 400 AP exams and celebrated 10 National AP Scholars. These accomplishments once again placed Y.M.C.I. as both, the largest and most successful public AP school in Ontario.
Total number of students: 955
Gender: Female 506 (53%)
Male 449 (47%)
The students at York Memorial come from over 15 feeder schools and represent an unbelievable mix of cultures and experiences. At York Memorial we believe in the concept that all students should be receiving as holistic an education as possible. School is not just about books and memorization, it is also about learning life skills, making friends and discovering one's true self. We want all of our students to enjoy coming to school each and every day in order to learn and to better themselves.
The humanities is the largest area of discipline in the school's subject offerings. The humanities offer great preparation to university-bound students seeking admission in professional faculties such as Law, Business and Economics in addition to programs of study in the fields of Psychology, Sociology, Geography, History, Philosophy and Anthropology.
We offer a wide range of courses in music, drama, dance and the visual arts. No auditions are required. We produce a number of major shows every year in dance and music and host art exhibitions featuring our visual arts students and their work. Our bands bring recognition to York Memorial in competitions and at international events.
Mathematics, Computers and Science (MCS)
The RUSH program offers unique opportunities in mathematics, computers and sciences for those who demonstrate exceptional ability. AP students are able to take AP courses alongside Earth and Space Science, Fundamentals of Engineering, Brain Behaviour and Computer Science. These courses are particularly valuable for those interested in any math, science or computer field.
Through the Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement programs, our students are provided with a strong foundation in Business Studies that prepares them for University level Business Programs. Courses offered include Accounting, Advanced Placement Micro Economics, International Business, Marketing, Advanced Placement Computer Science and Computer Engineering.