PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-1860

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12



Forest Hill Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

Forest Hill Collegiate Institute is a safe and welcoming school that supports the needs of a diverse and dynamic student population. Built on a strong foundation of academic excellence, caring teachers and support staff help students develop a love of learning. In a digital age, we strive to create a strong sense of community, where students from across the city and around the world will live and experience “Falcon Pride”.

Dynamic student organizations and clubs help to foster leadership, a sense of belonging and help to develop a strong sense of social justice and moral purpose in our students.


Our teachers are approachable and responsive to students’ needs. We encourage close communication between home and school, because we know and value that a partnership involving teachers, students and parents/guardians brings about the best results.  
We have a dynamic and involved School Council who are active and visible in the school throughout the year.  

English as a Second Language

We offer students a complete range of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. The cultural diversity of our English Language Learners enriches the lives of all students, adding a new dimension to our collective understanding of global issues.
Our students represent over 60 different nationalities and speak over 50 different languages!

More Information About Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

Student Success Team Works for You

Our Student Success Team meets regularly to help students in Grade 9 and 10 who need additional support to meet the demands of high school. In the first semester, they help students with their studies. In the second semester, they offer more intensive support, including credit courses to develop their learning skills and recover credits missed in the first semester.

Fabulous Facilities

Completely renovated in 1992, we offer you amazing facilities with temperature-controlled heating and air-conditioning systems. The public areas are bright and airy with a full wall of windows in the cafeteria and Library Learning Commons. The front foyer and the centre courtyard are places where we gather to celebrate and enjoy student art and performances.

Athletics and the Library

Our gym and pool are outstanding and support strong curricular and extra-curricular programs. The Library Learning Commons is a vibrant and active space, supporting classes and individual students. Students are taught how to access relevant sources of information and students are encouraged to collaborate and co-create work.

Supportive Guidance Counsellors

Our guidance counselors are available to assist students with academic, social or personal issues. They provide excellent support regarding career pathways, the course selection process, post-secondary options and admission requirements, and scholarship opportunities.

Additional Features

  • Extensive co-op program
  • Large, bright art classrooms
  • Design and Publishing course
  • Drama and musical productions
  • Music nights
  • Athletics and team sports
  • Clubs, organizations and committees
  • Much, much more!

Student Life - Where You Belong


Here is what our Grade 9s say:
• Forest Hill is the best school I’ve ever been to. I look forward to coming back every day. The teachers really want us to be happy.
• Forest Hill gives me a fantastic feeling. The school has lots of programs and clubs. 
• I am new to Canada, and I like it here a lot. Teachers work hard and they are friendly.
• This school is amazing. It has lots of opportunities for students’ futures. Every morning when I come to school, I see students with happy faces, ready to learn and teachers ready to teach them. Forest Hill brings friends together.
• I liked Forest Hill from the first day I came here. The hallways are always clean. The school environment keeps the students on the right track. There are activities for Grade 9s which lead us to success.
• I find Forest Hill a great school. The teachers are wonderful and always ready to give you extra help. It’s also very easy to get involved at FHCI with many different clubs and sports teams. I am trying out for basketball.


At Forest Hill Collegiate, we provide an ever-widening range of courses options that prepare students for cutting-edge college programs or traditional university studies. More and more classes are integrating on-line learning platforms and encourage collaboration and critical thinking. Students are given many stages on which to shine to compete through various contests and competitions (math, science, computer programming, DECA, drama, public speaking, model UN, debate, mock trials). Complementing our classroom-based learning, interested students have a wide variety of Cooperative (Co-op) learning opportunities in their senior years, allowing them to experience real life work environments.


Through the active participation of parents and community members, the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute School Council works towards improving student achievement and enjoyment of the high school experience.
The Council meets monthly at the school. Parents are encouraged to participate in Council meetings and to get involved in their children's learning.