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
  • Use equestrian themed activities and hands-on time with horses to cover curriculum expectations in:
    • French language & Culture
    • biology and physics
    • history
    • geography
    • art
    • English language arts 
    • Peace Education
    • Peace and conflict studies
    • Humanities 

**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.

  1.Horseback Riding Lessons & Trail Riding   Horseback riding is one of the major focuses of the physical education and OE3 programs, In the fall term, students spend 25 hours at The Royal Canadian Riding Academy. During spring and fall term students spend several days trail riding.

1.Horseback Riding Lessons & Trail Riding

Horseback riding is one of the major focuses of the physical education and OE3 programs, In the fall term, students spend 25 hours at The Royal Canadian Riding Academy. During spring and fall term students spend several days trail riding.

  2.Equine Science    Equine science is the study of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of horses. Equine themed activities are in all science classes and is part of the core of the grade 10 science (SNC2D) biology strand in “plant and animal systems”.

2.Equine Science

Equine science is the study of the anatomy, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of horses. Equine themed activities are in all science classes and is part of the core of the grade 10 science (SNC2D) biology strand in “plant and animal systems”.

 
  3.Equestrian Themes in Academic Subjects   All subjects and courses have some equestrian themed activities. For example, the first French unit of the year is horse focused, and math includes Horse Lover’s Math with word problems relating to horses (eg converting “hands” to cm).

3.Equestrian Themes in Academic Subjects

All subjects and courses have some equestrian themed activities. For example, the first French unit of the year is horse focused, and math includes Horse Lover’s Math with word problems relating to horses (eg converting “hands” to cm).

  4.Outdoor Activities & Healthy Active Living Ontario Credit Courses: Grades 9-12   Riding lessons and trail rides form 25-50% of the Ontario physical education grades 9-12 credit courses in Outdoor Activities [PAD1O, PAD2O, PAD3O, PAD4O].

4.Outdoor Activities & Healthy Active Living Ontario Credit Courses: Grades 9-12

Riding lessons and trail rides form 25-50% of the Ontario physical education grades 9-12 credit courses in Outdoor Activities [PAD1O, PAD2O, PAD3O, PAD4O].