Learn with Joy. Live with Purpose.

Our core mission is to develop joyful and engaged students who live life with purpose. The best learning happens when students are happy to come to school, have opportunities to follow their passions, and participate in deep learning experiences that challenge them. Joyful, engaged students develop strong relationships with their peers and with the caring adults who spark and support their learning both inside the classroom and beyond. Their journey at HSC prepares students to live with purpose—to understand their world, inspire, lead, act, and make a difference in their own unique ways.

Our Ideals

A unique element of our strategic plan renewal is the engagement of all HSC students to define the values that should guide our College community. We believe that living these ideals positions community members to be well-rounded leaders with a sense of purpose.
The chart below outlines the HSC Ideals developed by our students.

List of 5 items.


    • We are honest not only with our peers and colleagues, but with ourselves
    • We stand up for what we believe in
    • We take responsibility for our actions
    • We are true to our word
    • We allow actions to speak louder than words

    • We understand the importance of being humble
    • We think beyond ourselves through empathy and kindness
    • We are courteous and compassionate
    • We find a sense of worth and value in others and ourselves

    • We build friendships through inclusivity and the celebration of individual differences
    • We foster positive relationships at HSC and beyond our gates

    • We are committed and optimistic
    • We encourage individuals to strive for their own excellence
    • We persevere when faced with adversity
    • We learn from our missteps

    • We inspire individuals to express and pursue their own unique passions
    • We are creative
    • We are confident in who we are and who we will become
    • Senior Students Group Photo

Guiding Principles

We learn:
  • with an understanding of ourselves as learners;
  • with each other, and from each other;
  • with a blend of challenge and support;
  • with an expectation, and the encouragement needed, to lead;
  • with excellence honoured and demonstrated;
  • through creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit to think critically;
  • with resiliency in mind and body;
  • an awareness of, and engagement in, global, cultural, economic, social and environmental issues.

Located in Hamilton, ON, Hillfield Strathallan College is a Canadian independent, co-educational day school.
The academic program runs from Montessori Toddler and Pre-K to Grade 12.

Hillfield Strathallan College | 299 Fennell Avenue West | Hamilton, ON L9C 1G3 | 905-389-1367