• 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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  • Return to In-Person Learning Update

    The Ministry of Education has confirmed that students will return to in-person learning on Monday, January 17, 2022. ESS staff are actively working to prepare for this return, including establishing processes to confirm daily COVID-19 screening, and other health and safety measures. Please read the letter from Director MacIver available here.

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  • January 2022 Remote Learning


    Update Letter for ESS Students

    As a part of Ontario's response to recent trends in COVID infection and hospitalization rates, all publicly funded and private schools have been directed to move to remote learning starting January 5 until at least January 17, subject to public health trends and operational considerations. Eastside Secondary School students are asked to read a letter from administration regarding returning to learning for January 2022 here.

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  • Semester 2 Schedule Update

    Semester Two Schedule Update

    Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board has received direction from HPE Public Health to remain in quadmesters in Semester Two.  Read the full letter from Director MacIver here.


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  • Rapid Antigen Tests

    The Government of Ontario is providing take-home rapid antigen testing kits for students in publicly-funded schools to promote a safer return to school after the December break. These kits have been delivered to schools of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and will be provided to students of Eastside Secondary School

    The rapid antigen tests are being offered to any student attending in-person learning, regardless of their vaccination status.

    For further information, please read the letter from Director MacIver available here

    For instructions on how to use the rapid antigen test click here

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