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Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

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School type  High School
Area trustee  Shelley Laskin
Grades  9-12
Mascot  Falcons
Founded  1946
Superintendent  Sandra Tondat
Principal  Reiko Fuentes
Phone  +1 416-393-1860
Province  Ontario
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Motto  Non Nobis Solum Not For Ourselves Alone
Address  730 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON M5N 1B9, Canada
District  Toronto District School Board
School board  Toronto District School Board
Similar  Lawrence Park Collegiat, Northern Secondary School, North Toronto Collegiat, William Lyon Mackenzi, Earl Haig Secondary School

Fhci jazz choir presents james bond theme

Forest Hill Collegiate Institute (FHCI) is a semestered public high school of about 950 students and 55 teachers located in the Toronto, Ontario neighbourhood of Forest Hill, Canada. It is part of the Toronto District School Board. Prior to 1998, it was within the Toronto Board of Education (TBE).


Forest hill collegiate institute students avoid eglinton traffic chaos december 2016

Student Council

The Student Council executive is selected in spring by an election for the next year following election campaigns and assemblies. Executives positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer/Secretary, Social Representative, Sports Representative and Junior Vice-President. The Student Council carries out and plans activities such as Hillstock.

School Prefects

Selections for school Prefect position are held in the spring for the following year. Teachers and current Prefects (grade 12) vote on who will be selected as a Prefect. Twenty-five elite student Prefects are selected. The Prefects are elite students who strive to help all students feel welcomed in the school. They host events such as grade 8 orientation days, concerts, curriculum information nights, commencement, etc. They also come early to school and stay late for events such as the annual Pancake Breakfast and the Parent/Teacher Interviews. The name of the Prefects are engraved on wood plaques and can be found in the music hallway.

Music Directorate

A body of students are committed to the management of music related activities. Positions include President, Vice-President, Treasurer(Ledoux), Secretary, Band Representative, Strings Representative, Vocal Representative, Stage Crew Manager, Student Council liaison and Members At Large.


The school has many student-run clubs and activities like the DECA FHCI Business and Entrepreneurship Club, Debate Club, Jewish Culture Club, People For Good Club, Muslim Club, Math Club, Science Club, Law and Politics Club, Anime Club, Gender Sexuality Alliance Club, Art Club, etc.

Co-operative program

FHCI offers a cooperative program that allows students in grades 11 and 12 to gain work experience. Each student that participates in this program receives 2.0 credits out of 4.0 for one semester. Students are able to choose the field in which they want to work and in turn get matched by the supervising faculty member. Students put both working hours and class hours into the program.


School events include:

  • Hillstock, a celebration for students and staff to celebrate the end of a school year. Students usually receive yearbooks on this day. It is tradition that the Student Council plans Hillstock, while the prefects assist during its operations,
  • Prom takes place on the last Thursday of May, with Hillstock occurring the day after,
  • Commencement (graduation) takes place on the Thursday before the week of Thanksgiving in October,
  • United Way Week and The Funky Dance Marathon,
  • School musical production,
  • Pink Day, in support of anti-bullying. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair attended the school's Pink Day assembly as his last appearance before stepping down.
  • Notable alumni

  • Roland Paris, Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Bernard Sherman, billionaire chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc.
  • Lorne Michaels, Saturday Night Live producer
  • Michael Landsberg, television personality
  • Lisi Harrison, author
  • Neve Campbell, actress
  • Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor
  • Shenae Grimes, actress
  • Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice of Kenny vs. Spenny, Canadian comedy reality TV duo
  • Aubrey "Drake" Graham, Canadian actor and rapper
  • Ira Basen, CBC Radio Host
  • Vladimir Kuljanin, Canadian National Basketball Team, NC Wilmington
  • Sophie Milman, Juno Award-winning jazz singer
  • Dan Senor, columnist, writer, and political advisor
  • Tara Strong, voice actress and singer
  • Howard Shore, composer, three-time Academy Award winner for The Lord of the Rings
  • Sharon Fichman, Canada's no.1 ranked doubles tennis player, dual Israeli citizen
  • Gail Simmons, a judge on the television show Top Chef and host of its spin-off "Top Chef: Just Desserts"
  • Ralph Benmergui radio and television
  • David Rakoff writer, comedian, contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life
  • Bob Kaplan, federal cabinet minister (Solicitor General of Canada)
  • Howard Lindzon, author and founder of StockTwits
  • Joseph (Joe) Mimran, founder of Club Monaco and Joe Fresh, fashion designer and entrepreneur; regular on The Dragon's Den

  • Nick Nervick, Elevator Guy
  • References

    Forest Hill Collegiate Institute Wikipedia