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Welcome to Hillside Outdoor Education School

Take Your Class Outside and Keep the Healthy Learning Happening!

Check out some of the Get Outside lessons TOES has pulled together for you to use!



Celebrate Canada 150 at a National Park

For all of 2017 this pass gives you unlimited opportunities to enjoy National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country!

Please note: You only need to order one pass for your group or family if you are all traveling together. 
The Discovery Pass is only accepted at national historic sites which are operated by Parks Canada.
Validity Period: January 1st 2017 to December 31st 2017.
If you have questions regarding the above information, please contact our National Information Service at 1-888-773-8888 or information@pc.gc.ca .

Located in the Rouge Valley

Hillside’s outdoor classroom is located adjacent to the Rouge Park, Canada’s largest urban park, over 47 km2 of natural landscapes waiting to dazzle you with its spectacular forests, meadows, ponds and wetlands.

Students visiting Hillside are introduced a wide array of programs with a focus on an aspect of The Ontario Curriculum. Direct, hands-on outdoor experiences deepen connections to nature and enhance children’s health and well-being.

Our programs provide education about the environment, in the environment and for the environment as outlined in the Ministry of Education’s policy framework on environmental education, Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow. They are designed in collaboration with visiting teachers so that it enhances and strengthens the programs that teachers are delivering in their own classrooms. We would like to help support your programming.  Please contact us for ideas on activities, websites, books etc. that may be useful.

Where to Find Us

Hillside Outdoor Education School is located adjacent to the Rouge Park, just north of the Toronto Zoo.
Please see map

"Photo a Day" of the Rouge

Check out the "Photo a Day" video of the Rouge Valley in the 2015-16 school year. Thanks to Hillside Staff and interns Emma and Shannon for all of the work in creating this great montage.
We took a photo near our school every day from Sept. 2015 - June 2016.  This is what we came up with.  Remarkable!

Hillside Annual Water Reports

Annual Report Re:  Drinking-Water Systems Regulation O. Reg.170/03

The Annual Report is available for inspection at the school office.  Please call the school at 415-396-6963 for an appointment to see the document. 


Eco-Schools

Platinum Seal 2017-2018

Link back to TOES

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Important Information

Hillside offers a Summer Nature Camp!

July dates and prices for 2018 are yet to be determined.  Check back here regularly for updates: 

 HILLSIDE NATURE CAMP



Hillside has a Blog!  Check out the amazing things were are doing here!
Check it out by clicking on our school!
Hillside School 

Friends of the Rouge Watershed
We work side by side with the Friends of the Rouge Watershed.
Find out more about the work they do, and how you can participate in some activities in the Rouge.
 Friends of the Rouge Watershed Website

Rouge Park Public Walking Trails
There are many public walking trails in the Rouge Valley.  Take some time to come and explore.
 Rouge Park Nature Trails

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