• 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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  • Meet the Health Nurse

    Eastside Secondary School is fortunate to have the knowledge and skills of Ashley, our public health nurse, supporting the wellbeing of our students.  Ashley is onsite every Wednesday in the Guidance Office.  She is committed to helping students to navigate all aspects of their health.  

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  • COVID-19 Safety Reminders


    As the pandemic continues, we know it can be difficult to keep up with public health precautions. We are reaching out to parents and caregivers to help us as an Eastside Secondary School staff to help us keep our students safe. Please read the letter provided here for an important message about how Raven families can support us in our fight against COVID-19 at ESS.

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  • Updated Foundations/IB Info

    Discover the Foundations and International Baccalaureate Programs at ESS!
    The International Baccalaureate Program is designed to develop citizens who become lifelong learners by way of exposure to curriculum which stimulates their curiosity, fosters a spirit of discovery, and inspires an enjoyment of learning.  Eastside Secondary School is proud to offer students the challenging, enriching experience of both the IB program and our Grade 9 and 10 Foundations program.  Foundations allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the International Baccalaureate Program and in university.
    Check out our information brochure and application here!
    Did you miss our 2020-2021 IB/Foundations Family Information Night? No problem! Please view the recorded version of this event here.
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  • Director's Message for Semester 2


    Please read an important message from Director Monteith here.

    Raven families are asked to think about whether their students will learn at in-person school or virtual school starting in February (Semester 2). Advance planning is required to ensure staff are in place for safe and effective school operations; your cooperation is appreciated.

    If students will remain at Eastside or at the Virtual School, no action is required. If families wish to move a child, please contact the Main Office at ESS as soon as possible and no later than by January 6, 2021.


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