PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-1580

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12



Rosedale Heights School of the Arts's Mission Statement

   We provide students with a unique educational opportunity by preparing them for university and college through challenging academic programs with an emphasis on the performing and visual arts.
   Our facilities include: science labs, technology and video communications equipment, dance studios, drama studios, music studios, a dark room, visual arts studios, a fitness centre and a swimming pool.
   Rosedale offers a wide selection of courses in academic and artistic areas of study complemented by numerous opportunities for extra-curricular involvement in student clubs and sports.


World Dance: Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary.

 Study dance as a beginner or as an experienced dancer. Our teachers work closely with you to determine your placement in the most appropriate level. All students perform in our end-of-year Dance Performance. Throughout the year, dance students perform in concerts and assemblies. Grade 12 dance students present original compositions performed by dancers in grades 9 – 12 at our Annual Choreographic Workshops. 

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Dramatic Arts

Acting. Directing. Production. Playwriting.
Students may experience being a performer, playwright, technician, designer and critic in our comprehensive program. They will be encouraged to question, interpret and shape meaning, as well as be challenged to examine their personal, collective and artistic choices both in class and in public performances.

Media/Visual Arts

Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Ceramics, Film, Graphics or Non-Traditional Arts.
Students may engage their imagination through artistic problem solving. Grade 9 courses develop understanding in fine arts and Grade 10 into media arts. Grade 11 and 12 students continue in courses that focus on the integration of theory and art creation.


Band. Composition. Orchestra. Strings. Vocal.
Students may select from these musical areas from beginner to enriched levels. Participate in ensembles, bands, orchestra and a multitude of musical performances. Experience a wide variety of musical genres from various cultures. Senior students who read music may study composition and arranging or specialise in guitar.

Musical Theatre

Singing. Dancing. Acting. Become a triple threat! 
Students may choose musical theatre in Grades 11 or 12 if they have studied dance, vocal music and drama in Grades 9 or 10. All musical theatre students rotate through these three areas, performing in revues full-scale musical productions.

Additional Features

  • Rigorous Academic Programs
  • Co-Curricular Arts Programs
  • Arts and Culture SHSM Program
  • Educational Travel and Excursions
  • Co-operative Education
  • 5th Year Enrichment Programs
  • Intramurals
  • Enriched French Program

Student Life - Where You Belong


Students may join a team, including soccer,  basketball, cross-country running, swimming, and ultimate frisbee. Or join a club: pointe, French, hip-hop, fashion, library, yearbook, D &D,  stage crew, cheerleading, Youth Theatre Company and others. Work in our large greenhouse. Support others through our QSA, RHSA's Black Student Alliance, or environmental action group. Join our active Student Council.
Students may swim at lunch, work out in the fitness room or participate in intramural activities. Students relax during lunch in the park-like setting surrounding our school, a Canadian heritage site.
The heart of our school is the phenomenal bond forged by students as they work together creatively. Our students socialize across the grades inclusively and stand together against racism, homophobia and bullying. Our students embrace individual differences and freedom of expression. 
Our parents often comment that Rosedale is the first school where their child feels welcomed and safe.


Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
We are proud to be a truly inclusive school for the arts. We do not audition because we believe in equity for all students, regardless of background and access to arts education. We are proud that we have dance, drama, music and visual art students accepted into post-secondary programs who begin their studies in these disciplines with us.
Our community partnerships create wonderful opportunities to work with successful, professional artists and arts organizations in our community.
Graduate, medical and law schools are now demanding that applicants demonstrate divergent thinking, creativity and empathy. Our dual thrust program consisting of high academic achievement and artistic excellence is a direct path to your future goals.


School Council and Parents Arts Committee -Chair: Andaleeb Dobson
Parents have an opportunity to be directly involved in educational programs through the School Council and the Parents Arts Committee.
Meetings are held regularly on topics of concern to families in our community.
Our parents contribute in many ways to the various Arts programs, including displaying their Visual Arts in our annual Parent/Teacher Juried Art Show and producing our Parents Arts Council Newsletter.
Each year our parents raise thousands of dollars for our various Arts programs in our Parent Auction.