SHS is an independent day school for boys from JK to Grade 8. Our mission is to inspire and empower each boy through his formative years.

Experiential Learning Program

Experiential Learning at SHS:
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Hear what teachers and boys say
about the overnight trips
from Grades 3 to 8.

Excursions beyond the school property are an excellent way to enhance each boy's education and bring school subjects alive. These range from day trips to locations within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), to overnight stays farther afield for boys in Grades 3 and up. Senior boys are invited to participate in week-long excursions, including a wilderness adventure experience. The Experiential Learning Program is purposefully designed and scaffolded to build boys’ leadership skills and character strengths throughout their years at SHS. With each grade, boys receive more challenging learning opportunities that enable personal development.

Grade 8 Trip to Temagami
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Boys and teachers describe
the learning and experience.



No matter how long or short the trip, in-class preparation and follow-up activities correlate the experience with the curriculum. Trips in the higher grades contribute towards character development by challenging the boys and testing their leadership skills with faculty supervision, allowing boys to push themselves beyond the possibilities of the classroom setting.

The following are examples of overnight excursions, which provide important opportunities for boys to experience enriched academic, social and emotional development over an extended period of time.

Grade 3 - Adventureworks!

Grade 4 & 5 - Norval Outdoor Education Centre

Grade 6 - Camp New Moon (fall trip), Ottawa (spring trip)

Grade 7 - Camp New Moon (fall trip), Quebec City (spring trip)

Grade 8 - Temagami Portage (fall trip), Washington, DC (spring trip)

Grades 7 & 8 - Community Service Trip to Ecuador (optional, limited, alternate years)

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