Holy Trinity School (HTS) is a co-educational, JK-Grade 12, independent day school that provides a safe, structured, and supportive environment for students to develop character and values such as respect, integrity, leadership and confidence.
We are leaders in learning. Our mission is rooted in academic excellence and our commitment to our students continues to inspire us to pursue innovative teaching practices and programs to support the development of all our learners. Our program develops students’ passions, skills, and knowledge which will enable them to thrive. This is complemented by extensive sports, music, drama, art and co-curricular programs that provide a rich and well-rounded school experience for students of every age. At HTS, every student matters!
Our partnership with other organizations and educational institutions provide a flexible program meeting the needs of our student body. Our Apple 1:1 Program creates a dynamic learning environment that meets the diverse needs of our learners, while also engaging the community. It has fostered a creative, global and connected classroom experience. Come and visit us - we can't wait to meet you.
The school was founded in a church basement in 1981 which, together with its name, suggests a religious focus. And, yes, there is one, though not perhaps in the way that we might initially assume. The school seeks to promote values over belief, building from the concepts—respect for self and others, strength of character, encouragement, and insight—that are expressed by the Anglican tradition. Chapel is an important part of student life, though used as a spring-board to a development of those values rather than a strict religious observance. It's perhaps a fine line, though one that the school navigates well, as reflected in a culturally and religiously diverse student body. It's a point of pride—as indeed it should be—that the current campus was officially opened in 1985 by two important cultural leaders, one secular and the other religious: the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, and L. S. Garnsworthy, then Archbishop of Toronto. (Alexander was the first black member of parliament and first black federal cabinet minister, throughout his long career providing profound political and cultural leadership. Garnsworthy championed the ordination of women within the Anglican church, gay clergy, inclusion of the LGBT community in all aspects of church life, and insisted in 1987, despite challenges, that the church provide pastoral care to those suffering with AIDS.) That both men were chosen to open the campus is telling of the intentions for the school at the time of its creation, as well as those that continue to inform the life of the school today. The ideal student is one who will thrive within an academically challenging environment, as well as one that is intellectually, culturally, and philosophically diverse.