Hillfield Strathallan College
299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON
With its long-standing history (established in 1901) in the Hamilton community, Hillfield Strathallan College is the go-to choice for families looking for an educational experience that is set apart from the rest.
As one of Canada’s premier independent schools, HSC offers a community where children and their learning are at the forefront. Each child is challenged to do their best and supported in that pursuit of excellence. Consisting of four small schools (Montessori, Junior, Middle, and Senior), HSC provides a co-ed learning environment for students ages 18 months through grade 12.
HSC is committed to ensuring a balance between the development of student independence and guidance from a caring faculty. They provide a full independent school experience where students benefit from academic and social continuity as they journey from the Early Education schools (Montessori and Junior) through the Middle School (grades 5 through 8), and finish as proud members of the Senior School (grades 9 through 12).
Student-focused learning is threaded through all four schools. In the Montessori school students take part in personalized learning designed for individual student success, while in the Junior School, project-based learning and character education is at the forefront. Their Middle School focuses on allowing students to reach their full potential as teachers provide guidance to offer personalized approaches to learning.
In the Senior School, enriched academic opportunities including Advanced Placement Courses, and academic counsellors prepare students for Post Secondary paths. A wealth of co-curricular opportunities in leadership, service, academics, and athletics await students starting at age six.
It’s not just the students at HSC that achieve academic excellence. Their faculty members are life-long learners and participate in regular professional development opportunities provided by Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Conference of Independent Schools (CIS). They are members of professional learning communities, and ensure they remain at the forefront of professional practice and leveraging technology to improve the teaching and learning experience.
With its warm, supportive community culture, HSC offers students what they want; to be joyful in their learning, and parents what they want; a purposeful approach to preparing children for life.