We believe that the long-term success of the York School requires a combination of cultural and financial sustainability rooted in the alignment of what we promise, what we deliver, and the aspirations of our community members. Funds directed to this initiative help us strengthen our future through capital improvements to our physical campuses, investment in technologies and professional development, and provisions for environmental stewardship.
As an urban campus, we are reminded of the environmental pressures cities place on our natural environment every day. The interconnectivity of the IB programme allows students to study the issues around topics such as water use, mobility, resource extraction and the management of waste, as well as the positive health effects our ravines, parklands and natural spaces provide.
Solutions and opportunities to address these challenges require an innovative, creative and collaborative approach.
With the learning not only limited to the classroom, The York School has taken a number of steps to green our two campuses with demonstrable results. Water bottle filling stations, renewable and energy efficiency initiatives are just a few examples of how The York School is working towards addressing global sustainability issues at home.