School of Experiential Education (Gr 09 - 12)
The School of Experiential Education was founded in 1971 on the premise that learning outside of the classroom is as valuable as the learning that goes on in our classrooms. As a student at SEE, you can expect to go on as many as four excursions per month. You will experience downtown art walks, theatre performances, math scavenger hunts, conferences, film festivals and a three-day camping trip at the start of each school year. All excursions are carefully selected by the staff and/or the students to ensure that they are highly engaging, educational and often have a socio-political or culturally significant focus.
Arts and Technology Integration
Whether you are interested in traditional Visual Arts like painting, sculpture or photography or you would prefer accessing the latest technology to produce a CD or video, SEE offers a host of options and resources to help you reach your creative potential, create and communicate. SEE is equipped with two computer labs, a darkroom and a recording studio.
SEE and the Environment
Learn about our commitment to environmental sustainability and increasing biodiversity though our organic vegetable and wildflower gardens, vermi composting program and our new living wall. Science and geography classes take a hands-on approach to ecology, which includes engaging our entire community in planting, harvesting and appreciating the natural environment.
Thematic English Courses
We have a long history of developing unique and thought provoking English courses where the selected texts investigate a specific theme. These themes change in response to our students' needs and interests. Some of course titles that you can expect to find on our timetable include Graphic Novel, Death & Dying, Sex, Art and American Culture, Queer and Quest.
At SEE a free nutritious lunch is prepared each day. SEE has a full kitchen where students are given an opportunity to plan, cook and organize our meals. This includes creating shopping lists, budgeting and using food grown from our own garden. Lunches are subsidized and a vegetarian option is always available.