Greenwood celebrates creativity, personal expression and a love for the arts in each area of discipline.
Our Grade 7-8 Arts program allows students to experience multiple areas of the Arts - visual arts, media arts, dramatic arts, and instrumental music - while having the opportunity to explore one or two areas in greater depth. This approach gives students choice and flexibility, as well as a strong foundation for any of the areas of the Arts that they would like to pursue in high school.
Students in Grades 9-12 can select from a wide variety of arts electives including:
Drawing and painting
Vocal and Instrumental music
Our arts spaces - including a performance theatre, fully equipped digital media lab, visual arts studios and Innovation Lab - support students as they pursue their passions.
Authentic experiencesare a key aspect of the arts curriculum in all grades. Our arts teachers frequently bring in guest artists to share their experience with students and arrange meaningful opportunities for students to perform for audiences outside of the school community.
Abundant extracurricular options complement our arts curriculum. Every year, students showcase their talent through participation in a junior musical, a senior play, an Arts Night, dance competitions and film screenings.
"I challenged myself by auditioning for the Junior Play. I thought I wouldn’t be able to go in front of an audience and sing like that – not necessarily just singing, but performing. And I learned that I could.”
We acknowledge with gratitude the Ancestral lands upon which our main campus is situated. These lands are the Ancestral territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Anishinabek and the Wendake. The shared responsibility of this land is honoured in the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and as settlers, we strive to care for the land, the waters, and all creatures in the spirit of peace. We are responsible for respecting and supporting the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. When away from this campus we vow to be respectful to the land by protecting and honouring it. We will create relationships with the people and the land we may visit by understanding the territories we enter and the nations who inhabit them.