Odyssey Heights School for Girls is the only school east of the Rockies to have a school-wide equestrian program

Due to the popularity of our equestrian programs, we are increasing the equestrian focus of our weekly Project Or Going Out (POGO) Days, and moving the POGO days from Wednesday to Friday so girls can sleep in the day after a very physically active day on a farm.

One of the goals of the equestrian program is to develop well-rounded, versatile horsemanship and riding skills so our students can do overnight, and long distance horseback riding trips to places such as iceland, the alberta rockies, and europe.

One of the goals of the equestrian program is to develop well-rounded, versatile horsemanship and riding skills so our students can do overnight, and long distance horseback riding trips to places such as iceland, the alberta rockies, and europe.

School-Wide, Curriculum-linked Equestrian Program for All Students

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, trail rides, trips to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, and overnight trips, our students:

  • Use equestrian themed activities and hands-on time with horses to provide enrichment in:

    • French/français,

    • science

    • mathematics: Horse Lovers Math - unit conversions (feet, inches, metres, hands to centimetres); angles and measurement

    • history

    • geography

    • art

    • English language arts

    • Peace and conflict studies

    • Humanities

**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.