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YHS 2030

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Our Proposal for the Future York House School is looking to the future. We are embarking on a master planning process as we explore how to best serve our students and families for decades to come.

Today we would like to share with you: • Who we are, our mission, and values • Our history and evolution • The YHS 2030 strategic directions that will inform our planning process • Our preliminary ideas for the future of York House School

Founded in 1932, York House School has been part of the Shaughnessy neighbourhood for over 80 years. We value the relationship we have with this community and appreciate any comments and feedback you may have as we complete our master plan.


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Not for Ourselves Alone Our Mission:

Our Vision:

York House School exists for the benefit of its students.

York House School is renowned for excellence and innovation in girls’ education.

We believe that each girl is a unique individual who discovers her passion, finds her voice, builds her confidence, and her ability to shape her world. Our mission is to empower young women to be active global citizens with the courage to act on their beliefs and make a difference.

Through exceptional learning opportunities, each girl is inspired, supported, and challenged to lead a life of meaning and purpose. York House School is looking to the future. Our Master Plan addresses how to best serve our students and families for decades to come.


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Project Somos in Guatemala

Junior School students visit seniors at the South Granville Park Lodge

Dedication to Community We are a committed member of the community. Commitment to local and global service initiatives is integral to student life at York House. Over the years, our students have supported a number of charitable organizations including Family Services of Greater Vancouver, UNICEF, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Terry Fox Foundation, the Greater Vancouver Food Bank society and Plan Canada.

We also seek opportunities to partner with organizations locally and around the world that provide unique service learning opportunities for our students. In Vancouver, our students have given the gift of time by volunteering with organizations like KidsSafe, YWCA’s Munroe House and the South Granville Park Lodge for seniors. In recent years, Senior School students have also visited countries such as Honduras and Guatemala to lend their support to various youth-focused projects.


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Scholarship Opportunities We value diversity within our community.

We value diversity within our community and, through the York House Foundation and the YHS Alumnae Association, have steadily increased the number of scholarships and bursaries provided to talented and deserving young girls who may not otherwise be able to attend the school. As part of YHS 2030, one of our strategic priorities is to continue to increase this commitment in order to ensure the diversity of our student body.


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Our Values Our values are the core foundation of our genuine relationships with students, parents, and with each other. Together, we seek to provide a safe, inclusive, and healthy learning environment that prepares Yorkies to become bold and ethical citizens of the world.

Responsibility

We are accountable and reliable in our actions, words and commitment to ourselves, and others.

Integrity

Respect

Empathy

Courage

We are truthful and trustworthy in our intentions, actions, and words. We seek to identify and understand one another’s situation, perspective, and feelings.

We treat ourselves, others, and the environment with high regard. We stand firmly in our beliefs, speak up, and take appropriate risks.


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Project Team

York House School has assembled a qualified project team to help us realize our vision for the future. Acton Ostry Architects Acton Ostry Architects is a leading Canadian design practice recognized for the creation of eloquent and innovative community, public institutional, multi-family residential, and mixed-use buildings. Since our inception in 1992, we have continually demonstrated our commitment to the making of architecture that responds sensitively to social, historical, and environmental concerns. Our design approach incorporates new technologies and materials that contribute to the realization of buildings rooted in a considered, modernist idiom. PFS Studio– Landscape Architects PFS Studio is a leading planning, urban design, and landscape architecture based in Vancouver, BC. PFS undertakes projects both for the private and public sectors, throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China. Over the past 30 years, the has received more CSLA awards than any other in Canada, demonstrating its ability to create memorable and engaging public spaces. Bunt and Associates Bunt and Associates is a Canadian transportation planning and engineering consulting firm. Our purpose is to provide enterprising solutions to transportation planning and traffic engineering problems, to contribute to building connected and sustainable communities, and to support our clients in reaching their project goals. Bunt was founded in 1993 in British Columbia, and expanded in 2002 to encompass Bunt (BC), Bunt (AB), and Bunt (Northern Alberta). Integral Group Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. We provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields. Located in sixteen offices across North America and the UK, along with an international network of affiliates, our passion for sustainable design runs deep. Brook Pooni Associates Brook Pooni Associates is an urban planning and land development consultancy based in Vancouver. Brook Pooni’s team of skilled planners and professionals bring industry-leading knowledge, strong community relationships, and a solid understanding of local perspective.


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Our Evolution

York House School was founded in 1932 by a group of seven extraordinary women committed to academic excellence and a positive learning environment.

• Leased the Whittaker house at 4355 Granville Street (NW Corner of 28th Avenue) • YHS begins with 17 girls, first principal is Mrs. Lena Cotsworth Clarke

1932

• The first Social Service Club, to which every girl belonged, is formed

1936

• YHS purchases the residence at 1590 West King Edward Avenue

1937

• Built a gymnasium behind the Junior School at 1550 West King Edward Ave • First gymnasioum opens

1940

• Built the Senior School at the corner of Granville Street and West King Edward Avenue (now our Junior School)

1961

• New Senior School building opens

1971

• Junior School library opens along with the computer rooms and Senior School Science wing

1935

• Turned the Whittaker house into the Senior School and leased the Bowman House at 4305 Granville Street for the Junior School

1939

• Purchased the Leon Ladner house at 1550 West King Edward Avenue for the Junior School and the Walter Evans house next door at 4105 Granville Street for the Senior School, along with the adjacent property between the residence and the Leon Ladner house

1969

• Purchased the residential property at 4176 Alexandra Street

1979

• Built the gymnasium, art, and music complexes • Lamb’s house moves to Granville & King Edward from 26th ave. to accommodate expansion plans

1989

• Opened the Senior School Science wing and the Junior School computer centre and library

1995

• Opened the Senior School south wing, renovated the old art room into a music room and landscaped the area outside the cafeteria

2009

• Our global service program begins, making students more aware and more involved in local and global service initiatives

2013

• Opened the newly constructed Senior School, with new school entrance and the underground link to the fine arts complex and the Junior School • Designed for innovative and progressive learning, the new architectural space has attracted many visitors and has been featured in prestigious architectural journals

1988

• Rebuilt the Junior School and demolished the old cafeteria and library

1994

• Opened the new field and renovated the old music room into a fitness centre • Opened the new underground fine arts complex, Alumnae Museum & Archives, and expanded the Rand Gymnasium • Purchased the property at 3274 East Boulevard and opened the Little School for Junior and Senior Kindergarten

2008

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The School Grounds Today YHS evolved over time to meet the needs of its students - and continues to do so.

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The current school property includes the new Senior School building - completed in 2013. The Senior School reflects the level of design we aspire to replicate in all of our other buildings.


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City Context

The region and the city of Vancouver are growing and evolving which means a growing demand for services, including independent schools. City of Vancouver Growth Projections The City of Vancouver had an estimated population of 617,200 people in 2011. That population is expected to grow by over 147,800 people to around 765,000 people by 2041.

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Population growth in the region is expected to be even larger. The 2011 population of over 2.3 million people is expected to surpass 3.4 million people by 2041 – exceeding a million new residents over 30 years.

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Demand for independent schools has increased along with Vancouver’s rapid population growth. Provincially, enrollment in independent schools has grown over 24% in the last 10 years, from almost 65,000 students to over 80,000 students.


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What is a 21 Century Education? st

YHS strives to provide an exceptional learning environment for its students. This means equipping girls and young women with the tools to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Our aspiration for the Master Plan is to create the best physical spaces to support our programming.

Modernized and flexible learning spaces with ample natural light.

Quiet gathering spaces for independent and group studying.

Updated innovation labs.

Spacious art studios.

Our master plan will address some of our current challenges. Our current size and space constraints limit the diversity of our program offerings and do not support future growth.

Current challenges include:

• Limited space for athletics and active living programs. • Few collaborative and quiet study spaces. • Need for more spaces for individual and small group learning support.

• Lack of space for the development of innovation and leadership skills. • Outdated spaces that do not accommodate current needs to students: Gym, Cafeteria, Science Wing, Learning Commons, Fine Arts studios, Maker Spaces, and Robotics Studios.


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YHS 2030 Strategic Directions We are excited for the future. In the spring of 2014, we embarked on a highly consultative process to plan for the future of YHS, which included students, faculty, staff, current and past parents, and alumnae.

Some of the questions we asked included:

• What qualities will the YHS 2030 graduates need in order to be successful in life? • What changes do you think that York House School needs to make over the next five years in order to be successful? • What should York House be known for in 2030 and beyond?

We invite you to review our YHS 2030 overview on our website at yorkhouse.ca/YHS2030

We want to ensure the school’s sustainability and our students’ education environment for decades to come. York House School is looking to the future with our YHS 2030 Strategic Directions. Four priorities, based on our mission, vision and values, and our commitment to the students and their learning environment, will inform the master plan.

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Teaching Excellence and Learning Innovation

We will be recognized as a leader in providing an exceptional all-girls’ education that inspires and empowers young women to thrive now and in the future.

Transformational and Personalized Learning Opportunities

We will inspire, nurture, and empower each girl to discover her strengths, interests, talents, and passions.

III. Healthy, Diverse and Interconnected Community

We will provide a safe, dynamic and inclusive environment where people are healthy, respected, connected, and feel valued.

IV. Strength and Sustainability for Future Generations We will continue to grow in strength and reputation through sound investments in programs, finances, facilities, grounds, and community.


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Our Vision for the Future

The future vision for York House School is based on our vision and values and our commitment to the students and their learning environment. Our current and future program needs address how to best equip our girls with the skills they need to succeed in the world. This means developing a master plan that incorporates the following principles: • Flexible spaces that allow students to interact with each other in small and large groups • Learning spaces that allow students to engage with multi-media while imagining and creating concepts that address real-world problems • Learning spaces that facilitate interactions with both local and global communities through the use of technology


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What Informs the Master Plan?


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Thank You and Next Steps Thank you for attending our Community Open House.

Next Steps: 1. Consider your feedback as we finalize the master plan. 2. Submit the master plan and rezoning application to the City of Vancouver. 3. The City of Vancouver considers the application and consults with the community.

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