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Our challenging Middle School curriculum builds upon the fundamental learning blocks established in our Junior and Montessori Schools. It also serves as a stepping stone for success in our Senior School. We regularly review and refine curriculum in French, English, science, mathematics, physical and health education, the arts and social sciences to ensure we offer engaging lessons that appeal to a variety of learning styles.

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  • Outdoor Education

    When integrated with curriculum, outdoor education reinforces classroom concepts in an exciting manner. HSC students explore and take controlled risks in a safe environment which helps develop self-confidence and strong bonds with their classmates.

    Outside of our annual outdoor education trips, there are several opportunities for Middle School students to participate in such as field trips or the Junior Duke Program. Complementing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program, the Junior Duke Program encourages youth to be active, participate in new activities and pursue interests.
  • Character Development

    In Middle School, students develop a sense of who they are and where they are headed. We focus on steering them towards happy and rewarding futures by embracing Habits of Mind.

Habits of Mind

  • Persistence
  • Thinking and communicating with clarity
  • Listening and understanding with empathy
  • Creating, imagining and innovating
  • Thinking about your thinking (metacognition)
  • Taking responsible risks
  • Questioning and posing problems
  • Thinking interdependently
  • Managing impulsivity
  • Thinking flexibly
  • Striving for accuracy
  • Applying past knowledge to new situations
  • Gathering data through all senses
  • Responding with wonderment and awe
  • Finding humour
  • Remaining open to continuous learning


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