In keeping with offering engaging, hands-on, integrated, relevant, and challenging curriculum, Odyssey Heights School for Girls has a school-wide equestrian curriculum. The equestrian curriculum is mapped to the Ontario Secondary School curriculum and some AP curriculum expectations, and forms one of the strands in the Montessori Secondary I and II Agriculture and the Environment courses. In addition to horseback riding lessons at The Royal Canadian Riding Academy, our students:
- Do horse lovers math
- unit conversions (feet, inches, metres, hands to centimetres)
- angles and measurement
- Use equestrian themed activities and hands-on time with horses to cover curriculum expectations in:
- French language & Culture
- biology and physics
- English language arts
- Peace Education
- Peace and conflict studies
**Due to the popularity of our equestrian programs, we are in the process of adding additional equestrian activities for spring 2019. These will likely include some Western riding lessons and spring trail riding to prepare our students for the senior school overnight horseback riding trips to the Alberta Rockies, Iceland, and France.
**NOTE: students who want to focus on horses should apply to the ESES Equine Science and Equestrian Studies high school diploma program which is starting in 2019. Currently enrolled (2018-2019) students are given priority for acceptance.