York Region District School Board

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York Region District School Board
York Region District School Board Logo.svg
Aurora, Ontario
Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville
District information
Chair of the board Anna DeBartolo
Director of education J. Philip Parapally
Schools 208 Total
(33 Secondary, 175 Elementary)[1][2]
Budget CA$1,335.7[3] million (2014-2015)
District ID B66095
Students and staff
Students 122,000[4]
Other information
Elected trustees Peter Adams-Luchowski (Aurora and King)
Loralea Carruthers (East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville)
Nancy Elgie (Georgina)
Billy Pang (Markham, Wards 2, 3 & 6)
Susan Geller (Vaughan, Ward 5 and (Markham, Ward 1)
Allan Tam (Markham, 4 & 5)
Juanita Nathan (Markham, Wards 7 & 8)
Martin Van Beek (Newmarket)
Corrie McBain (Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2, & 4)
Carol Chan (Richmond Hill, Wards 3, 5, & 6)
Anna DeBartolo (Vaughan, Wards 1 & 2)
Linda Aversa (Vaughan, Wards 3 & 4)
Student trustees Harleen Arora
Andrew Liu
Website www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is the English-language public school board for York Regional Municipality located in Ontario, Canada. The York Region District School Board is currently the province's third largest school board, with an enrollment of over 122,000 students.[4] It is in the fastest-growing census division in Ontario and the third fastest growing in Canada.[4]

The public francophone (Conseil scolaire Viamonde), English Catholic (York Catholic District School Board), and French Catholic (Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud) communities of York Region also have their own publicly funded school boards and schools that operate in the same area.


The school board has been referred to as "English-language Public District School Board No. 16" in Ontario legislation prior to 1999.[5] It was officially known as the York Region Board of Education until it changed its name in the 1990s to York Region District School Board.[6]


The YRDSB is governed by an elected board of trustees, whose election coincides with the municipal elections in Ontario held throughout the province every four years. The Board consists of 12 trustees, divided amongst the constituent municipalities based on population. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board are chosen by secret ballot of the trustees at the inaugural meeting in December.

The most senior staff member of the board is the Director of Education, to whom the Associate Director and all of the Superintendents report.

The website to the Board of Trustees is http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=T00000001.


Besides the curriculum established by the Government of Ontario, the York Region District School Board places heavy emphasis on its Character Matters program. As well, due to the multicultural nature, and large immigrant population of students under the YRDSB, the Board established the Race Relations Advisory Committee, a standing committee of the board to advise the trustees on issues related to ethnocultural relations. The committee is made up of trustees, staff, community members and students.


The school board is divided into four Community Education Centres (North, Central, East and West).[7] The centres represent communities as follows:

The school board teaches approximately 70 000 elementary and 40 000 secondary school students.

Secondary schools[edit]

The school board currently manages 33 facilities that provide secondary education.[1]

Name Location Founded Enrolment[8] Notes Image
ACCESS Program Jefferson Community Learning Centre Richmond Hill 27 Alternative school
Alexander Mackenzie High School Richmond Hill 1969 938 Arts specialized school
Aurora High School Aurora 1972 1157 French Immersion school
Bayview Secondary School Richmond Hill 1960 2032 International Baccalaureate school Bayview SS front view.jpg
Bill Crothers Secondary School Markham 2008 1491 Athletics focused
Bur Oak Secondary School Markham 2007 1690
Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School Aurora 1888 857
Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School Newmarket 1989 910
Emily Carr Secondary School Vaughan 2003 1472
Huron Heights Secondary School Newmarket 1962 1384 Arts specialized school
Keswick High School Georgina 2000 1097
King City Secondary School King Township 1961 994 KingCitySecondarySchool.jpg
Langstaff Secondary School Richmond Hill 1964 1005 French Immersion school
Maple High School Maple 2002 1210
Markham District High School Markham 1953 1405 Offers gifted education and the Advanced Placement Program Non-Semestered School
Markville Secondary School Markham 1990 1270 Offers gifted education, Advanced Placement Program, SHSM
Middlefield Collegiate Institute Markham 1992 1404 Offers the Advanced Placement Program
Milliken Mills High School Markham 1988 1072
Newmarket High School Newmarket 1843 1292 Offers gifted education & French immersion Newmarkethigh.jpg
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School Markham 2002 1931 French immersion school Trudeau 03.jpg
Richmond Green Secondary School Richmond Hill 2005 1184
Richmond Hill High School Richmond Hill 1851 1695 Offers gifted education Richmond Hill High School.jpg
Sir William Mulock Secondary School Newmarket 2001 1230 Offers blended learning and SHSM
Stephen Lewis Secondary School Vaughan 2006 1322
Stouffville District Secondary School Whitchurch-Stouffville 1954 1279
Sutton District High School Georgina 1956 578
Thornhill Secondary School Thornhill 1955 1120 Offers gifted education
Thornlea Secondary School Thornhill 1968 739 Offers French Immersion Program and Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Programs.
Tommy Douglas Secondary School Vaughan 2015 385 Only grade 9 and 10 in its first year
Unionville High School Markham 1985 1620 Offers a Arts specialized program[9] and SHSM in arts & culture or business.[10] Uhs.jpg
Vaughan Secondary School Vaughan 1989 1166 French Immersion school
Westmount Collegiate Institute Vaughan 1995 1176 Arts specialized school
Woodbridge College Vaughan 1958 732

Elementary schools[edit]

The school board currently manages 175 facilities which provides elementary education.[2]


  • Aurora Grove P.S.
  • Aurora Heights P.S.
  • Aurora Senior P.S (now Wellington P.S)
  • Devins Drive P.S
  • George Street P.S.(now Wellington P.S)
  • Hartman P.S.[11]
  • Highview P.S.
  • Lester B. Pearson P.S.
  • Northern Lights P.S.
  • Regency Acres P.S.
  • Wells Street P.S.
  • Wellington P.S (Formerly Aroura Senior P.S)

East Gwillimbury

Queensville Public School
  • Holland Landing P.S.
  • Mount Albert P.S.
  • Park Avenue P.S.
  • Queensville P.S.
  • Robert Munsch P.S. (in Mount Albert)
  • Sharon Public School
  • Phoebe Gilman Public School


  • Black River P.S.
  • Deer Park P.S.
  • Fairwood P.S.
  • Georgina Island Building
  • Jersey P.S. (JK-8)
  • Keswick P.S.
  • Lake Simcoe P.S.
  • Lakeside P.S.
  • Morning Glory P.S.
  • R.L. Graham P.S.
  • Sutton P.S.
  • W.J. Watson P.S.


  • Kettleby P.S.
  • King City P.S.
  • Nobleton Junior P.S.
  • Nobleton Senior P.S.
  • Schomberg P.S.



  • Alexander Muir P.S.
  • Armitage Village P.S.
  • Bogart P.S.
  • Clearmeadow P.S.
  • Crossland P.S.
  • Denne P.S.
  • Glen Cedar P.S.
  • J.L.R. Bell P.S.
  • Maple Leaf P.S.
  • Mazo de la Roche P.S.
  • Meadowbrook P.S.
  • Poplar Bank P.S.
  • Prince Charles P.S.
  • Rogers P.S.
  • Stonehaven E.S.
  • Stuart Scott P.S.
  • Terry Fox P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Newmarket Southeast)

Richmond Hill

  • Adrienne Clarkson P.S.
  • Bayview Hill E.S.
  • Beverley Acres P.S.
  • Charles Howitt P.S.
  • Crosby Heights P.S.
  • Doncrest P.S.
  • H.G. Bernard P.S.
  • Kettle Lakes P.S.
  • Lake Wilcox P.S.
  • MacLeod’s Landing P.S.
  • Michaëlle Jean P.S.
  • Moraine Hills P.S.
  • O.M. MacKillop P.S.
  • Oak Ridges P.S.
  • Pleasantville P.S.
  • Red Maple P.S.
  • Redstone P.S.
  • Richmond Rose P.S.
  • Roselawn P.S.
  • Ross Doan P.S.
  • Silver Pines P.S.
  • Silver Stream P.S.
  • Sixteenth Avenue P.S.
  • Trillium Woods P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges East #1)
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges East #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges West #2)
  • Walter Scott P.S.
  • Windham Ridge P.S.


  • Anne Frank P.S.
  • Bakersfield P.S.
  • Blue Willow P.S.
  • Brownridge P.S.
  • Carrville Mills P.S.
  • Charlton P.S.
  • Discovery P.S.
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S.
  • Elder's Mills P.S.
  • Forest Run Public School
  • Fossil Hill Public School
  • Glen Shields P.S.
  • Glen Gould P.S.
  • Joseph A. Gibson P.S.
  • Julliard P.S.
  • Kleinburg P.S.
  • Lorna Jackson P.S.
  • Louis-Honore Frechette P.S.
  • Mackenzie Glen P.S.
  • Maple Creek P.S.
  • Michael Cranny E.S.
  • Pine Grove P.S.
  • Roméo Dallaire P.S.
  • Rosedale Heights P.S.
  • Teston Village P.S. *
  • Thornhill P.S.
  • Thornhill Woods P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 North)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 South)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 12 South)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 18 North)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 39 West)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 40)
  • Vellore Woods Public School
  • Ventura Park P.S.
  • Westminster P.S.
  • Wilshire E.S.
  • Woodbridge P.S.
  • Yorkhill E.S.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Secondary Schools, Queen's Printer, Ontario. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ a b Elementary Schools, Queen's Printer, Ontario. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ "Financial Overview". Director's Report. York Region District School Board. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "Enrolment and Demographics". Director's Report. York Region District School Board. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Student Transportation in Canada: Facts and Figures. Canadian Education Association. 1987. ISBN 0920315240. 
  7. ^ "Your Trustees". York Region District School Board. Retrieved 2006-06-16. 
  8. ^ "York Region District School Board - Monthly Enrolment Report" (PDF). York Region District School Board. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Arts Unionville". Unionville High School. York Region District School Board. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "SHSM". Unionville High School. York Region District School Board. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Latchford, Teresa (November 19, 2007). "Brand new school reflects early heritage". Aurora Banner. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 

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