• Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

    Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

    We represent the consolidated school communities of eastern Belleville and area. Eastside proudly continues the traditions of leadership and learning of our valued past. We also look ahead to opportunities that will see our students take on 21st century challenges in academics, arts, athletics, and technology in, and beyond, the classroom.
  • Academic Excellence

    Academic Excellence

    Our goal is to support academic success for all students across grades, subjects, and programs. We hold high standards for achievement, empowering students to connect meaningfully with curriculum through dynamic classroom experiences and responsive teaching practices. Eastside is proud to offer the International Baccalaureate curriculum and Foundations, our IB preparatory program.
  • Diversity and Inclusivity

    Diversity and Inclusivity

    Diversity is our strength at ESS. We believe that learning is enhanced in an environment in which culture, identity, and experience are valued and shared. Our wide range of programs provide pathways to success for all learners. We are honoured by our ties to the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and we are pleased to welcome students from the International Students Program.
  • 21st Century Innovation

    21st Century Innovation

    Our Ravens experience rich learning opportunities that prepare them to thrive in a globally connected, technologically-intensive world. Students work with the tools and develop the skills necessary for full participation in 21st Century life. Our SHSM in Digital Media and our varied technology-based courses allow students to go deeper with innovation and creativity.
  • Learning Through Athletics

    Learning Through Athletics

    We set the example of the power of sport to develop character, teamwork, and resilience. Our Raven athletes learn to excel by way of a full range of extra-curricular sports teams and Phys Ed courses including our Academy of Sport SHSM options and aquatics. ESS is also proud to be a provider of the Hockey Canada Skills Academy!
  • Arts and Inspiration

    Arts and Inspiration

    Learning in the Arts nurtures expression, increases engagement, and hones emotional intelligence. Our Ravens explore their creativity through a number of Visual Arts courses including Ceramics and Photography, Drama courses, and Music courses. Beyond the classroom, students celebrate the Arts through our Coffee Houses, Improv Team, and much more.
  • Culture of Peer Leadership

    Culture of Peer Leadership

    At ESS we promote opportunities for students to act as role models, innovators, and leaders. Working in mentoring and coaching roles, our students strengthen their relationships to one another and to our whole school. We foster student leadership inside and beyond the classroom through a variety of academic and extracurricular experiences.
  • Soar with the Ravens!

    Soar with the Ravens!

    ESS provides learning experiences that respond to and celebrate our diversity; that honour and promote our shared past and bright futures; and that encourage and guide students towards success in school and in the world beyond. Join us and soar with the Ravens!
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  • Relay for Life

    Relay for Life at Eastside Secondary School

    Today, nearly 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Our Eastside Ravens are fighting back and we are asking for your help.  Please learn more about our Virtual Relay for Life taking place Monday, June 7th to Friday, June 11th.

    Check out our website! Eastside Secondary School Relay for Life

    With your support, we can fund groundbreaking research and able to provide a national support system for people with cancer, their caregivers and their families.


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  • Remote Learning Beginning April 19

    On April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that the return to in-person learning for Ontario students after the April break will be delayed. This announcement was made in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, and was based on what provincial public health officials feel is in the best interests of our students, staff and their families.

    Please read an important letter from Director Monteith here.

    Eastside Secondary School students will be actively supported during this remote learning period by all ESS staff.  Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and through students' @apps email accounts, for ongoing updates. 


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  • Spring Break 2021

    There will be no school for students the week of April 12th to April 16th.  Octomester 6 will end on April 9th.  Octomester 7 will begin on April 19th.

    We wish all of our Ravens a safe, healthy break -- it has been well-earned!

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  • 2021-2022 Virtual School Registration

    Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is planning for the majority of students to return to in-person learning with enhanced safety precautions in place in September 2021. However, given ongoing uncertainly regarding future outcomes in the face of COVID-19, we will continue to offer a virtual school as part of our pandemic response in the 2021-2022 school year.  HPEDSB will offer a Kindergarten to Grade 10 Virtual School option, should families decide it fits their child/ren’s style of learning and meets the needs of their family. Programming for Grade 11 and 12 students will be provided through their home secondary school. 

    Please read the full letter from Director Monteith regarding HPEDSB Virtual School enrolment here.

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