Welcome to Hillside Outdoor Education Centre!

Welcome to

Hillside Outdoor Education School

Helping Others Discover

the Wonders of the Rouge


We are currently at capacity for the 2023-2024 School Year.  Waitlist requests can be booked through the booking application.  

Hillside Outdoor Education School is located in Scarborough, adjacent to the Rouge Urban National Park, Canada’s largest urban park.  We are one of nine outdoor education centres within the Toronto District School Board and offer safe, active and enriching learning experiences by immersing students and staff in natural and urban environments.  All of our program offerings are specifically designed to connect students with the Ontario Curriculum through hands-on, inquiry based learning in the outdoors.

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 they enhance and strengthen the content that teachers are delivering in their own classrooms.  Following up with activities based on the learning that happened will help consolidate student understanding.

"Photo a Day" of the Rouge

Check out the "Photo a Day" video of the Rouge Valley in the 2015-16 school year created by Hillside Staff and interns Emma and Shannon. We took a photo near our school every day from Sept. 2015 - June 2016.  This is what we came up with.  Enjoy!

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.