Riverdale Collegiate Institute (Gr 09 - 12)
1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON
"There is no better school".
Since 1907, Riverdale Collegiate has established a reputation for academic excellence. Over 80% of graduating students enter post secondary education and one third of graduates are Ontario Scholars. Riverdale is home to a modern library and many computer labs allowing students to both study and utilize computer technology. The academic program is complemented by a wide variety of clubs and sports such as: Riverdale Against Discrimination, recycling, yearbook, archery, basketball and field hockey. Our school prides itself on the spirit of cooperation between students and staff and our motto--'There is no better school'. We encourage all parents to join our school council and visit our website at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/riverdaleRead more
Extended French Program
Join 160 students and enrol in the excellent extended French program. In addition to French language courses, we also offer introduction to business, history, civics/careers and anthropology and sociology in French. Complete eight French language courses and earn a special certificate in bilingual education. That certificate can help you secure university admission and may lead to exciting careers in the public sector and around the world. Join other students in our popular French club and visit French restaurants and various landmarks in the city.
Music and Strings
Express yourself in a wide range of music programs, including vocal, instrumental and strings, offered from Grades 9 to 12. Perform in concerts at Massey Hall and the Kiwanis Music Festival. Our students have won awards in the vocal category and consistently do well in these events. Perform in our popular evening of holiday music and spring concerts as well. Elevate your music to a higher level. We offer Grade 12 students a repertoire course to refine their skills. Learn from teachers who are accomplished performers. Travel to New York City, Boston, or Chicago to see some of the best artists in the world.
Physical Education and Athletics
We offer a wide range of innovative physical education courses. Our competitive pool is used for all major swim meets and the fitness room is a great addition to the physical education classes. In our very popular exercise science course focusing on physiology, we help prepare students who are interested in studying physical education or life sciences at university.
Art and Photography
Enrol in our visual arts and photography programs and exhibit your work at the school and in the community. Learn in our fully equipped dark room and spacious art rooms that will help your creativity explode. Join our Crafts course to learn interesting techniques such as felting, jewelry design, pottery and paper making.
Social Science and Humanities
Enrol in our ancient civilization, anthropology, sociology, politics, law, economics or world religions course and put the present into perspective. History students compete in the annual Toronto history contest. The law society's annual safety audit surveys students, parents and teachers to hear their views and make recommendations for change.
Learn how to program the computer, design a web site, or be part of publishing the school yearbook and newspaper. Our school won the Toronto Star High School Newspaper award for the best volunteer newspaper in Toronto.