The ESA community – students, teachers, alumni, parents, guests – share a passion for the arts and a commitment to supporting a vibrant environment for learning and performing.
Our students participate in many music concerts, drama productions, dance shows, film shows and visual arts exhibitions throughout the school year. Students are committed to the performance schedule. Our students rehearse at school for many hours beyond the school day. It’s a dynamic, creative world where our students practice, perform and create on their own, in small or large groups throughout the school. Our student-run athletic council supports numerous sports. Intramural sport offerings are decided based on student interest. We are fortunate to have a common lunch hour so that all students can participate in intramural. We also compete in the West Region of the TDSSAA in a number of sports. ESA has developed a strong history of competitive teams, including a recent run of championships. Beyond arts and athletic activities, our students get involved in student council, KOWS (kids offering willing support), Black history month, solstice, Christian fellowship, ECO schools, ESA ambassadors and Goatstock. For more information about majors, academic life, student support services, intramural and extra curricular activities, see Student Life at ESA.
All of our teachers are dedicated to the core arts focus. They are enthusiastic about their students and provide an extensive extra-curricular program, including sports, artistic and charitable events. We promise you a learning experience of the highest order.
Over 80 per cent of our students pursue post-secondary studies. Our science department has graduating students attending top universities such as Queens for pure sciences, Waterloo for computer engineering, McMaster for life sciences, Western for biological and medical sciences, McGill for arts and science and Guelph for environmental science.
Ward 3 Trustee: Pamela Gough
Our Trustee is Pamela Gough. You can read more about Ms. Gough and keep up-to-date on current issues at her website.
Special Guest Artists
We host many visiting artists who have professional credentials in each area of study. Collaborate and learn from choreographers, music accompanists, professional musicians, visual artists, costume designers and set designers.
SEEDS (Student Educators for Environmental Development and Sustainability)
SEEDS began in September 2006. We hold regular events throughout the school year. These events are designed to raise environmental awareness and to raise funds for our various projects. We have established a small arboretum (all native species) at the back of the school. Currently we are in the mid stages of a total renovation of the gardens at the front of the school. We welcome new members – students and parents. If you would like more information, or to be added to our e-mail list, please send an e-mail to [email protected].
Presently we are a Gold EcoSchool. Please follow us the SEEDs website or on Facebook.