Beyond the Classroom

Outside of school hours, Boarders take full advantage of the multitude of opportunities that living in a city as culturally rich as Toronto has to offer. Boarders participate in the Boarding Program during their free time, which includes many trips to local tourist attractions and programs planned by Boarding staff and student leaders.

Boarders may choose to participate in a variety of recreational programs including fitness and swimming, outdoor education, cultural events (museums, concerts, galleries, theatre, sporting events), downhill skiing classes, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, long-weekend trips to Canadian landmarks, ceramics and pottery classes and movie nights, to mention just a few. We also offer study skills and time-management workshops as well as health and wellness seminars. Students are frequently asked to suggest activities of interest and the Boarding staff work hard to ensure that a full social schedule is available for students based on their requests.

At Havergal, Boarders have opportunities to develop their independence, self-reliance, confidence and leadership skills while being supported in a family setting.