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Hillcrest Community School's Mission Statement

Hillcrest Community School is located on Bathurst Street between Davenport Road and St. Clair Avenue. The school first opened in 1905 and has expanded in three stages, the most recent in 1977.

  • Hillcrest has approximately 400 students - Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 - the majority of whom come from English-speaking homes.
  • The school shares facilities, including a pool, with Hillcrest Community Centre and a co-op day care centre called Wychwood Tigers.
  • The school presents a welcoming environment and celebrates positive partnerships to enhance student learning.
  • Our school offers extensive co-curricular experiences for all students
  • Swim program grades JK - 6
  • Full-time music program grades JK - 6
  • Hillcrest has an active School Council.

Hillcrest is a Silver ECO school with exciting environmental education that is integrated in all areas of learning.  In addition, our school has solar panels.
We pride ourselves in addressing the needs of our individual children and instilling a love of learning.

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Student Life - Where You Belong


At Hillcrest Community School, students have a variety of opportunities to participate in co-curricular and leadership activities. Our Planet Savers Club, comprised of students, parents and staff are engaged in activities to develop Hillcrest students' awareness of the needs of our local and global community. Additionally, our Playground Ambassadors assist students in conflict resolution and take leadership roles in school assemblies. Parents and staff guide students in all grades to organize food and clothing drives... The Green ECO Team promotes recycling and energy conservation as well as developing critical thinking through our Solar Inventors Club. Additionally, our children are busy with sports, chess, arts, music, drumming, swimming and newspaper clubs, just to name a few. They balance excellent academic achievement with a significant time commitment to practices, games and club meetings. We are proud of the many awards that our graduates receive for academics, athletics, leadership and environmental stewardship.


At Hillcrest Community School our goal is to provide each child with a love of learning, the ability to inquire, and to foster self-esteem and respect in all areas of development. Our dedicated teaching staff prides themselves in understanding the needs of each child and does their best to meet the students needs with the assistance and support of parents and guardians.
There is a sense of belonging and warmth in the community fostered by it's long-standing tradition of positive home-school communication and a climate of high expectations. Our students learn and play in a safe and nurturing environment where respect and social responsibility are a primary focus.


- Public library class visits - Community volunteers - Field trips in support of the curriculum - Hillcrest Rehabilitation Center - Partnership with community social agencies - Partnership with New Circles-community agency supporting new Canadians with clothing and learning opportunities - - - - - School Community Council with 20 active parent members - Forty regular parent volunteers who assist in Safe Arrival (attendance verification program) and in music and art classes - Annual Fundraising Committee - Arts Enrichment Committee - Friends of The Library Committee - Safe Schools Committee in collaboration with school staff - Supporting Environmental Initiatives through committee work, litterless lunches, Eco Fair - - -