We trust that our mission, goals and philosophy will align with your expectations — and in the process move you one step closer to choosing Upper York School for your son or daughter.

Upper York School is a unique private school in northern Toronto. I am honored to lead the the school to a next stage. It is my responsibility to adopt high standards of teaching goals to help students succeed. As a school, we always provide students with a safe, friendly, interactive, and inclusive environment for innovation. Our attitude will never change: students always come first.

We are committed to creating an excellent teaching environment where your child will learn to improve academic performance, enhance life time skills, and promote collaboration and team work spirit. In addition to providing small class leaning for all courses, we pay tremendous personal attention to each and every child including frequent customized academic planning and one-on-one guidance counselling. What we have done for the children is more than just helping them getting the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

At Upper York School, we actively cultivate children’s social values, critical thinking, initiative, self-confidence, and the ability to solve problems hands on. This not only helps children to complete their studies to the best of their ability, but also lays a solid foundation for their life.
Each child is different in a unique way. Our job is to recognize the difference among all children and encourage all of them to reach their full potential so that they are able to face both academic and life challenges successfully.

Starting from day one your child is with us, our dedicated team will be ready and committed to provide customized and comprehensive support throughout the years at UYS. We are here to help your child become a lifelong learner able to think independently as well.


Lydia Gao
Principal of Upper York School
(B. ENG. MA. SC)
State Council Special Allowance



May 2022