Hitherfield is a co-ed, independent school for children in pre-school to grade 8. Students thrive on a very challenging academic program that is supported by one-on-one teaching. Situated on 82 acres of pristine rolling countryside, 10 minutes from downtown Milton, Hitherfield School offers a multitude of outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, pond study and space to play. Respect and integrity are the norm and our parents are an integral part of the school community. — Visit school website
Ann Scott founded Hitherfield in 1991 after a career within the Halton school board, and she remains at the head of the school today, giving a nice continuity to the development of the programs. The intention throughout has been to offer something that wasn’t offered in the public board, principally a more individualized, caring approach to learning. The school is small, and the size is one of its strengths. While it’s not a country school in name, the feel is comparable to schools that situate themselves within that movement—namely a learning environment that very much reflects the community that supports it. Parents are important to the life of the school, and are encouraged to take a role that will express their skills and interests. The ideal student is one looking for something more personal approach, one more attentive to the abilities, experience, and passion that students bring into the classroom.