Welcome to Humberside C. I. - Home of the Huskies Humberside is 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.
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 and at the TDSB Music-By-The-Lake camp.
French Immersion and Extended French
Extended French and French Immersion are large growing programs at Humberside C.I. Introduced in 1980 and 1983 respectively, our French programs are an integral part of the Humberside experience. Language students have international travel opportunities during March Break and participate in local cultural activities, French contests and conferences such as French For The Future. Upon completion of the French programs graduates receive a Certificate of Bilingualism.
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Archives and Local History
Humberside Collegiate is deeply entrenched in the local community. There are many opportunities for our students to participate in experiential learning opportunities within the Humberside community to understand their school's rich history.
Biotechnology is one of the major growth industries of the 21st century and our unique biotechnology interdisciplinary course will provide a head start into this growing field. Our partnership with the federal government and Biotalent Canada has enabled us to offer a lab-based program that features DNA analysis, cell transformation, gel electrophoresis and more.
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 travel on international trips and 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.
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!
- Strong Academic Programs
- Strong Student Success Program
- Peer Leader Program
- Student Leadership Opportunities
- High University Acceptance Rate
- Full Special Education Supports
- Competitive Sports Teams
- 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, Husky House of Commons, 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, and volleyball. Two of our largest teams are archery and swimming and our two newest sports are co-ed ultimate frisbee and rowing, which has a community partner in the Argonaut Rowing club. Our state-of-the-art weight room is a source of pride for us and the home of the Humberfit club.
What Sets Us Apart
We are particularly proud of our charitable work which supports local as well as international causes. Our February 2018 “VS” Ball Hockey Tournament, was in support of Sick Kids. The Tournament was highly successful, from both a participation & fundraising perspective. We raised thousands of dollars for Sick Kids & had approx. Approximately 100 students were involved. The annual Band Night, featuring our rock and roll musicians, has supported Free The Children and the Food Bank in the past. We have built schools and dug wells around the world. Annually the Charity Club 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.
Parent and Community Engagement
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. Chaperones are often needed for day and overnight field trips and our parents can be counted on to assist where needed. 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.