Employee Spotlight: Michael Carr

Meet Michael Carr: French Teacher

Michael Carr, French Teacher, Senior School

What impresses you most about the students at York House School
Yorkies are some of the most extraordinary girls I have ever taught. They apply themselves with exuberance, intelligence, and compassion. They’re also amazing language learners!

What impresses you about our community overall?
The support of and collaboration with my colleagues, as well as the connections we have fostered with the students and their parents.

What are you most looking forward to at York House in the coming months?
Celebrating the end of the school year by having potluck-style French Feasts with all my classes. I’ll make my famous Boeuf Bourguignon, as always. (Sorry vegans!)

What is something that people might not know about you that you would like to share?
That I speak fluent German, thanks to fourteen great years spent living and working in Munich, Germany, and Zurich, Switzerland.

8th Annual All-Girls Junior Chess Tournament

The 8th annual YHS Junior Girls Chess Tournament was held on Sunday, February 26. Congratulations to the following junior chess players:

Section A – Grade 5/6

  • 1st place: Emma, Gr. 6
  • 2nd place: Joyce, Gr. 6

Section B – Grade 3/4

  • 1st place: Veronica, Gr. 4

Section C – Grade  1/2

  • 1st place: Sophie, Gr. 2
  • 2nd place: Alina, Gr. 2

Special Award for Grade 1

  • Sunny, Gr. 1
  • Medal  – Kyla, Gr. 1

We had a great time playing chess and also raised $360 for cancer research! Congratulations girls. Special thank you to Christine Addison for organizing this wonderful event for junior chess players.