Create. Learn. Contribute.

We deliver a high quality arts and education program for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Since 1998, our H’art School program has been offering adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reach their highest potential through education and the arts.

The H’art School program offers students a chance to build literacy skills and social skills while engaged in the practice and enjoyment of visual arts, music, theatre, dance, media arts, and literary arts. Want to learn more about the disciplines? Click on the colourful boxes below!

Program Details

This program is offered Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. year round.

From September to December, participants learn fundamentals and apply them to artistic projects.

From January to March, the artistic streams collaborate and work towards a public performance in April. The summer is a time to experiment, take field trips, and learn from visiting artists. Classes are offered in a classroom, art studio and box studio setting.

Impact

Our H’art School participants have created more than 3000 pieces of artwork, performed on stage in original musicals for thousands, improved their social skills and fitness through dance, collaborated on original music for plays, learned to use iPads and Smartboards, and have written and illustrated three children’s books. Many have even taken part in inclusive higher education.

Inclusive Post Secondary Education
Many students work toward participating in the H’art School Inclusive Post Secondary Education initiative. Nearly one-third of H’art students have participated in inclusive classes at Queen’s University through the H’art School Inclusive Post Secondary Initiative at no cost!

Fee and Financial Assistance

The daily fee to attend H’art School is $48. Many participants are able to access financial support to take part in this program.

Bursary Fund
Can’t afford to attend or can’t access financial programs? Our donors and community partners work to remove financial barriers for adults with intellectual disabilities. If you have a financial need, you may be able to participate in the  H’art School program through our Bursary Fund.

Contact us today to find out more and to book your free trial class.