The York School, Career opportunity

Senior School Principal

Senior School Principal

Full-Time Permanent Starting August 2024

Renowned for its exceptional International Baccalaureate (IB) experience, and as one of Canada’s leading gender inclusive IB Schools, The York School is a place where learning extends beyond the classroom and students are challenged to realize their full potential and to thrive as their authentic selves.

In two state-of-the-art campuses in the heart of Toronto, The York School brings together an innovative and progressive employee experience and is dedicated to wellbeing and belonging.

The Opportunity:
We are seeking a dynamic Senior School Principal to join The York School.  Reporting to the Head of School, they will oversee the Academic and co-curricular program of students in Grade 9 to Grade 12, actively contribute to shaping the division’s culture, overseeing day-to-day operations, managing and leading division staff, and building relationships with students and parents.

They will be a dynamic leader with strong emotional intelligence, exceptional communication and relationship building skills, academic prowess and strategic vision and execution. They will have a passion for working with teachers and the IB programme, in particular a passion for students in intermediate & senior age groups. They will be a passionate team player and strong contributor to the achievements of The York School’s vision and culture of wellbeing and belonging.

The successful candidate will:

  • Co-create the strategic direction of the Senior School, with a particular emphasis on the Strategic Plan, and guide the implementation of it through the Senior School division

  • Lead the Senior School divisions in operations, programs and activities that are designed to infuse IB Middle Years Programme & Diploma Programme, with a particular focus on the development, implementation, and review of programmes of inquiry

  • Commitment to policies and practices, ensuring they meet or exceed compliance requirements and best practice standards

  • Ensure quality programs, support services, education, and research is developed in accordance with policy and practice standards

  • Foster a culture of equity and inclusion, while responding to the diverse needs of each student

  • Consistently stay up to date on developments in the field of education, bringing forward any innovations or changes, with a particular focus on learning strategies

  • Alongside team members, study curriculum and make recommendations to trustees regarding courses of study, changes to texts, schedules, and provide innovative program ideas

  • Collaborate effectively with the school’s Leadership Team and team members on K-12 school-wide improvement efforts, including creating exceptional learning experience and promoting wellbeing, inclusivity and belonging

  • Establish and maintain regular communication with parents, sharing communications through the official School channels, hosting parent breakfast sessions, and attending School functions

  • Oversee and manage the Senior School division budget


  • Bachelor of Education and membership in good standing, or eligibility for membership with the Ontario College of Teachers. Master’s Degree in Education is an asset

  • Principal’s Qualification Program or equivalent

  • Experience in an independent school and/or international school setting

  • Experience with the IB Programme (MYP and Diploma)

  • At least 5 years of progressively more challenging experience in a leadership role within the education field

  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to mediate and resolve matters with parents, students, staff and the broader community

  • Strategic academic vision including highly developed skills to plan and drive the continued improvement, growth and development, and change management of a school

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including effective listening and engaging speaking skills


  • Flexibility & Adaptability

  • Breadth of Contribution

  • Relationship Focused

  • Service Orientation

  • Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity

  • Integrity & Trust


  • Influence & Inspiration

  • Leading with Purpose

  • Champion Change

  • Coach & Develop Others

  • Managerial Courage


  • The York School Campus, Toronto


Employees at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders in their field, they are collaborative, open to change and committed to improving lives through education. We are committed to professional development, and provide a competitive compensation, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan (OTPP) and benefit package to our employees.


At The York School, our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. The York School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources by email at [email protected] or by phone at 416- 926-1325.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to here by submitting their application by October 30, 2023.

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We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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