Beverly Edwards-Smith
Parent of Alumni
Our decision to place Ryan ’15 at HSC in Grade 1 was based on its reputation—specifically the percentage of graduates accepted to their first-choice university. That being said, HSC provided our son with so much more. Not once in 12 years did we second-guess our decision. HSC is more than a school, it is a community.
We made our initial pledge during the first “matching” campaign of Transformation HSC. We knew Ryan would be in the Senior School when the new building was complete, and would directly benefit.
We continue to support the College as a way to say thanks to the HSC community. The HSC environment shaped Ryan into the individual he is today, confident in his beliefs and his abilities. The faculty supported Ryan through his 12 years, providing guidance that he would not have received at another school. We will continue to make an annual pledge after his graduation.
Our vision for HSC is that the College continues to provide a nurturing and innovative environment for students and state-of-the-art learning facilities and technology. Not only does this assist the teachers in reaching all students irrespective of learning styles, but it also gives students an advantage as they pursue higher education.
Each pledge made by a family supports HSC’s ability to purchase new equipment and to improve facilities. These commitments also enable the College to implement its strategic plan Towards 20/20. My hope is that our pledge will encourage new parents to make an annual gift.

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.

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