Involved : Experience Beyond the Classroom

At TanenbaumCHAT, every experience is part of learning.

With over 70 opportunities to get involved outside the classroom, every student can usually find an activity, event or club which captures their imagination, interests and talents. Extra-curricular involvement is often among the most memorable parts of our graduates’ high school career; an integral part of their education, affording irreplaceable training in leadership and teamwork.

Opportunities include Student Council, charity events, DECA, Model UN, drama, music, planning special school events and a wide variety of interest groups. Students often travel across North America to participate in competitions and events with other Jewish and non-Jewish high schools.

Some of our most popular programs include:

  • Creative : Plays, bands and ensembles, concerts, talent shows, and film festivals all offer great opportunities for students to showcase their creativity, talent and organizational skills.
  • Athletic : We have a vigorous program, with sports activities of all types and levels at both campuses, promoting teamwork, achievement, and most of all, fun!
  • Technical : TanenbaumCHAT boasts modern high-tech facilities, including A/V labs and recording studios for our students to explore all the possibilities of new media and technology. The program also offers opportunities for students to develop their technology skills so that they could provide tech support to many school activities.

TanenbaumCHAT is an active participant in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, an international, self-directed development program for young people, currently operating in 120 countries. Students partake in volunteer programs in social service, adventure, skills and physical fitness at the Bronze, Silver and Gold achievement levels.

Community Services

At TanenbaumCHAT, tikkun olam – making the world a better place – teaching our students their responsibility to others.

To enable our students the opportunity to participate in the needs of our community, TanenbaumCHAT has expanded the basic Ministry of Education community service requirement for all of our students. We require students to complete 18 hours of community work each year, for a total of 72 hours.

TanenbaumCHAT students collectively dedicate nearly 30,000 hours of volunteer work each year to Jewish and non-Jewish projects around the GTA. Recently, teams of students participated in Habitat for Humanity endeavours and traveled to help with housing reconstruction and building.

Details of the community service program are in the School Handbook.