Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
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|Forest Hill Collegiate Institute|
Non Nobis Solum
Not For Ourselves Alone
|730 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1B9, Canada
|Area trustee||Josh Matlow|
|Vice principal||Ms. Forster
|School type||High School|
|Colours||Blue and Gold|
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. It is part of the Toronto District School Board.
History and Overview 
Forest Hill Collegiate is located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue just west of Spadina Road, and is named for its location in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood. The original building was erected in 1948 by the Board of Education for the Village of Forest Hill. The school is built of the side of a hill and has tennis courts, an athletic field with a track, and a hockey arena, all of which are available for use by the students and the surrounding community. The school also has a swimming pool. A major renovation of the school began in 1992 and was completed in the spring of 1994.
Forest Hill Collegiate has currently has an enrolment of 950 students and a teaching staff of about 55. Although most of the graduates attend university, the school provides programs at all levels of study. The majority of courses are offered at the academic or university levels.
About 90% of Forest Hill graduates go on to post-secondary schools with most attending university. The courses offered at Forest Hill depend on grade year, and prerequisite courses. The departments are as follows: Art, Business, Computer Science, English, English as Second Language, Geography, History, Math, Moderns, Music, Physical Education, and Science. The school's ESL program is known as one of the best in Toronto, with the school having a very high percentage of non-Canadian born students.
Student Leadership 
Student Council 
The Student Council executive is selected each 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 is responsible for carrying out and planning activities such as Hillstock (see below).
School Prefects 
At FHCI there is a tradition of student participation and leadership. This tradition goes back to the school's inception. Elections for these positions are held in the spring for the following year. Teachers and current prefects vote on who will be elected as a prefect. As a recent tradition, twenty-five (25) Prefects are usually selected. However, in years where teachers find it extremely difficult to narrow the field to twenty-five, a few more are chosen.
Music Directorate 
A body of students 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 student run clubs and activities like the Investment Club, Jewish Culture Club, Environment Club, Model UN Club, People For Good Club, Math Club, Science Club, Chess Club, and Video Club.
The school has a series of several traditions:
- Hillstock: A celebration/party for students and staff to celebrate the near end of a school year. Students usually receive year books on this day. It is tradition that the Student Council plans Hillstock, while the Prefects assist during its operations.
- Prom taking place on the last Thursday of May, with Hillstock occurring the day after
- Commencement (graduation) taking place on the Thursday before the week of Thanksgiving in October
- United Way Week and The Funky Dance Marathon
- School Wide Musical Production
- Issues Day, April 26th
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FHCI is a Tier One school in the Toronto District. The Team name is the Forest Hill Falcons. The hockey team, "Falcons" and Sr. Football Team in Toronto are traditionally ranked in the Toronto Star top 10 for Hockey. They went to OFSAA for the 2008 provincial Hockey championship. In 2007 the Forest Hill Falcons baseball team won their league championship. The Sr. Football team won the TDSB Varsity League championship this year Other sports offered are Sr. and Jr. Football, Sr. and Jr. Rugby, Sr. and Jr. Basketball, Bantam Basketball (gr.9), Tennis, Swimming, Badminton, Golf, Field Hockey, Ski/Snowboard, Track and Field, Boys and Girls Sr. Hockey and many other inter school and intermural sports.
2008-2009 Titles: Football - Varsity TDSB League Champions Hockey - Girls Tier Two Champions
Notable alumni 
- Bernard Sherman, Chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc
- Lorne Michaels, Saturday Night Live producer
- Michael Landsberg, television personality
- Lisi Harrison, author
- Neve Campbell, actress
- Shenae Grimes, actress
- Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice of Kenny vs. Spenny, Canadian comedy reality TV duo
- Aubrey Graham (Drake), Canadian actor and rapper
- Ira Basen, CBC Radio Host
- Ron Singer, candidate for City Councillor in Eglinton - Lawrence riding in 2003 and 2006, Chair of 13 Division CPLC, Chair of the Board of referees for Employment Insurance, now the serving football coach.
- Vladimir Kuljanin, Canadian National Basketball Team, NC Wilmington
- Sophie Milman, Juno Award winning jazz singer
- Dan Senor, diplomat
- Tara Strong, actress, comedian, and singer
- Howard Shore, composer, three-time Academy Award winner for Lord of the Rings film trilogy
- Sharon Fichman, Canada's no.1 ranked doubles tennis player
- Gail Simmons, a regular 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, regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life
- Bob Kaplan, federal cabinet minister (Solicitor General of Canada)
- Boaz Manor 
- David Steinberg, professional musician and entertainment lawyer
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