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Welcome to Hillside Outdoor Education School


Hillside is a day-use outdoor education school. Students from schools located in the east region of Toronto have an opportunity to partake in our cross curricular programs. Classes range from kindergarten to grade eight.

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.
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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. 


Platinum Eco-School Seal 2015-2016

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Important Information

Hillside offers a Summer Nature Camp REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for camp 2016.  We will be offering camps July 4-8, July 11-15 and July 18-22.  For more information:  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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