Tall Pines School supports the ongoing health and physical development of our students through a variety of sports including participation in SSAF (Small Schools Athletic Federation) activities. Each year particular sports are chosen.  In 2009 / 2010, our students will be competing in cross - country running, basketball, floor hockey and other activities. Involvement with other private schools is also encouraged in sports such as soccer and track and field.  The importance of sports is in the participation and the team spirit; not necessarily the winning of trophies. Our students play with body and heart and are winners in every area.

Previous Tall Pines School student athletic achievements include:

U-8 Boy's Cross-Country Running ...2010

Elementary Boy's Cross Country Running ...2010

Elementary Open Flag Football ...2009

Somerset Academy Fun Run ...2008

U-8 Boy's Cross Country Running .2008

U-10 Boy's Cross Country Running ...2008

U-10 Girl's Cross Country Running ...2008

U-12 Boys Cross Country Running...2007

Somerset Academy Fun Run ...2007

Elementary Boy's Basketball ...2007

Elementary Boys Flag Football ...2007

Elementary Co-Ed Track and Field ...2007


Centre Stage Drama Theatre (additional fee)

Creative drama classes provide a unique opportunity for children to be involved in the excitement of the theatrical experience. Our program aims to stimulate the imagination of the child, to promote self-expression, and to develop self-confidence, while at the same time enabling the child to discover the fun and creativity both in theatre and in themselves.

The classes will cover general theatrical skills with work in such areas as improvisation, storytelling, reader’s theater, role-playing, communication, self-expression, voice and movement. The drama program is targeted to young people, from grade one to eight and is taught by fully qualified Montessori professionals. 

For further information please contact Mrs. J. Zaharchuk at 905-458-6770.

Other notes:

  • Please ensure your child wears comfortable clothing.
  • Bring a snack.
  • Be prepared to work hard and ....HAVE FUN!!

***We invite all children to come out and try the first class for free without any obligation. Classes fill quickly and are on a first-come first-served basis.

Registration forms are sent home in early September of each new school year.


Chess (additional fee)

Tall Pines School's extracurricular activities include a wonderful Chess program currently led by accomplished Chess teacher Grazio Napolitano. 

Grazio, with many years' experience as a special education teacher with the Toronto Board of Education, shares his passion for the game with our students here at Tall Pines School because of his strong belief in the extraordinary benefits it offers to children. 

This year long program for children ages 5-13, is held after school, leading up to a tournament at the end of the school year. Students who are at the beginner level learn moves and strategies; students who already know the basics enjoy a competitive environment facilitated by the chess teacher, who encourages the students to improve their game.

Some of the benefits of chess are critical thinking, improved memory, visualization, patience, math skills, listening, concentration, making choices, problem solving, and determination. The game also helps develop tactics, self-esteem, poise, humility, sportsmanship, and confidence. 

Grazio likes to emphasize the fun aspects of chess, even though it is considered exercise for the brain, develops mental focus and helps to organize thoughts and unleash creativity. In schools, chess often serves as a bridge, bringing together children of different ages, races and genders in an activity they can all enjoy. It also has been proven to contribute to academic performance. 

Tall Pines School is pleased to be able to offer chess as part of a well-rounded school experience for our students.


Children's Technology Workshop (additional fee)


Private Music Lessons (additional fee)


Concert Band


Vocal Ensembles


Annual School Productions