About YCS

School Introduction

York Cambridge School, or YCS for short, is a premier private school located in Markham, Greater Toronto Area, Canada, on four acres of land with an exceptional management and operations team.

YCS focuses on the development of local and international students from G7-G12 and adopts a teaching system that combines the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-LEVEL). The school is characterized by four key directions: “Scholar, STEM, Sports, and Satisfaction”, and is committed to fostering the all-round development of students in academics, science and technology and sports.


OSSD Programs in Canada
Cambridge A-Level Program

YCS is the only private school in the world to have adopted the dual system of the Cambridge A-Level system and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) system, which emphasizes the development of students in the fields of academics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with the STEM education concept as its core, providing students with a rich and varied academic experience and choices for their future paths.

YCS focuses on developing students’ critical thinking, teamwork, and innovation skills to equip them to compete on a global scale.

Campus and Facilities

YCS is committed to providing a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment to create the best possible learning experience for students. The campus has a range of state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities and resources designed to support the holistic development of students in the areas of academics, science and technology, arts and sports.

Located in the heart of Markham, the “High Tech Capital of Canada”, the YCS campus is a 300,000-square feet, all-enclosed boarding school. The campus includes an indoor gym, golf course, outdoor soccer field, fitness center, science labs, art room, music room, cafeteria, and other facilities for 1,200 students.