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GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Humberside Collegiate Institute's Mission Statement

    Welcome to Humberside C. I. - Home of the Huskies
Humberside is normally a non-semestered school which offers a challenging program and is committed to assisting students to become responsible, capable and caring citizens with a lifelong curiosity for learning and a desire for excellence.

Established in 1892, Humberside Collegiate Institute's architecturally significant building sits in one of the most beautiful settings in the T.D.S.B. Just as Humberside has had strong foundations in the High Park community so too are the foundations that we provide in academic excellence and tradition. 

Our 1375 students (2021-22) at Humberside are fully engaged in the learning activities of our very strong academic program.  Approximately 90% of our students graduate in four years and 87% apply to post secondary education.  Students are very successful in the Sciences, Maths, the Arts and Business, as well as Languages, Social Sciences and Humanities.  Two hundred and sixty five (265) students graduated with their Ontario Secondary School Diploma in 2021, with 175 Ontario Scholars, 81 Centennial Scholars (students who graduated having maintained honours standings each term).  Seventy nine (79) students received French Program Certificates in 2021. 

Music at Humberside

Strings, instrumental and vocal  music ensembles participate and compete in our vibrant, very busy performance calendar including the Holiday Concert, Jr/Int. Music Night, Java 'N Jazz,  Sounds of Toronto (a showcase of TDSB schools), Spring Music Nights, Ontario Vocal Festival and Kiwanis Music Festival. Students also provide entertainment at community functions. Our musicians have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills on the HCI Music Council.

Humberside musicians are often in demand by the community and perform at numerous in school yearly events. Students also perform at the annual Christmas tree lighting in Bloor West Village, as well as at local seniors' residences. We provide concerts and feeder school workshops for local elementary music students and staff and our students work collaboratively with professional visiting artists.

More Information About Humberside Collegiate Institute

Specialist High Skills Major - Social Justice

A specialized program in grades 11 and 12 that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school.

The SHSM program in Social Justice gives students an opportunity to specialize, gain qualifications, and plan a career pathway in various areas of the Social Justice sector.


Deconstructing anti-Black Racism

This course is a space of celebration that centers Black students, promotes unity, and participatory action, and allowing all students to learn about theory and stories of Black resilience and advocacy. Anti-Black racism serves as an important entry point for examining white supremacy in the Canadian context. This course will empower students to be agents of change.

International Languages and Classical Studies

Latin and Classical Studies are an important part of the Humberside experience.  This extremely popular program offers opportunities for our classics students to compete at the Ontario Classics Conference.  Core French and Spanish students also travel abroad, compete in annual competitions and form a major part of the Humberside identity. 

Media Studies

One of our most popular programs, the Media Studies courses are  interactive and creative, focusing on the relevance of the course content to today's society and to young people. Offered in grade 11 and in 12 as an interdisciplinary course these two courses challenge the creative side of students, teach media literacy and are just plain fun!

Additional Features

  • Strong Academic Programs
  • High University Acceptance Rate
  • Strong Student Success Program
  • Full Special Education Supports
  • Peer Leader Program
  • Competitive SportsTeams
  • Student Leadership Opportunities
  • Professional Learning Community

Student Life - Where You Belong


Humberside students are very active in school and community life.  We have over one hundred extra-curricular activities including sports, music ensembles and clubs. The opportunities for Humberside students to develop their leadership skills are varied and many. We have a well-established student council, athletic council, music council, art council, peer leader group, school newspaper (The Garnet), and school yearbook (Hermes), all of which are organized and run by student leaders and their staff advisors.
Athletics is a key component of Humberside life.  Long known for our competitive spirit we offer boys' and girls' teams in archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, cross-country, curling, field hockey (girls only), golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, indoor soccer, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee and volleyball.  Our state-of-the-art weight room is a source of pride for us and the home of the Humberfit club. 


We are particularly proud of our charitable work which supports local as well as international causes such as Sick Kids and Cancer research. We organize special events that have included Inside Ride and our Ball Hockey Tournament to raise funds for local charities.
Annually, the school raises funds to provide warm coats and clothing for people living in our community who have recently come to Canada as refugees and some of the graduating class help serve food at a local shelter.
Additionally, students are encouraged to take the initiative to create campaigns to support their personal favourite cause and each year there are a number of additional charity events.  Humbersiders remain committed to helping where we can and when needed.


The Humberside School Advisory Council is a very strong and supportive group of parents, teachers and students who meet once a month to share education information and advise the Principal on school matters. Our parents are integral to the decision making at Humberside and have representation on such committees as Budget, Safe and Caring Schools and Program Review. Parents organize information evenings for other parents in the community on topics of interest such as drug awareness, how to talk with your teen and what to expect in university. Ward 7 meetings, organized by Trustee Pilkey, are important sources of information about TDSB initiatives and decisions and our parents and students have representation at these important meetings