HSC 2023-2024 School Profile

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Hillfield Strathallan College

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUCCESS: Linda Kemp linda.kemp@hsc.on.ca

Marc Ayotte



Taya Cicchetti

school profile


GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS: Colleen Petch colleen.petch@hsc.on.ca Barbara Pernar barbara.pernar@hsc.on.ca Yvonne Testa yvonne.testa@hsc.on.ca

Academic Overview Calendar: Semester Classes offered five days per week Students take at least six academic classes per year Broad curriculum with varying levels of difficulty

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No GPA calculated, and students are not ranked Grades reported four times per year Final course grades appear on official transcripts AP courses offered


Core values of integrity, respect, community, determination and individuality More than 50 per cent of the teaching and administrative staff hold advanced degrees Broad range of co-curricular activities fostering leadership, emotional intelligence and collaboration

The School and Community Founded in 1901 One of the largest independent, all-gender day schools in Canada with 1282 students Senior School Enrollment: 534 students, including 122 seniors Small international student population

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OSSD: Ontario Secondary School Graduation Requirements The Ontario Curriculum demands that all students graduate with 30 credits. 18 of these compulsory credits are listed in the adjacent chart. Please note, an academic course load of six credits in Grade 12 is considered full time due to the academic rigor of the Grade 12 courses. Ontario universities require six Grade 12 U or M level courses. Additional requirements:

Completion of 40 volunteer hours Successful completion of the Literature Test

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Physical Education










Canadian History




An additional credit in Languages; or Canadian/World Studies; or Social Sciences/Humanities.


An additional credit in Health and Physical Education; or Arts; or Business Studies; or French.


An additional credit in Science (Grade 11 or Grade 12); or Technological Education; or French; or Computer Studies

Grading Scale

Core Competencies

Grade Point Average Scale

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= 90-100%

A+ = 4.0


= 80-89%

A = 3.9 I A- = 3.7


= 70-79%

B+=3.3 I B = 3.0 I B- = 2.7 I


= 60-69%

C+=2.3 I C = 2.0 I C- = 3.7


= 50-59%

D+ = 1.3 I D = 1.0 I D- =0.7

Global awareness Creative and innovative thinking Interdisciplinary perspective Information literacy Communication skills Teamwork Leadership

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Personalized learning Purposeful and sustainable learning environments Resilience and wellbeing A whole College inclusive and connected

Minimum Passing Grade = 50% Hillfield Strathallan College 299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON. L9C 1G3 › (905) 389-1367 › hsc.on.ca

College Offers of Admission, Classes of 2019-2023

HSC Seniors from the classes of 2019-2023 received offers of admission from or attended the following college/university institutions: CANADA nAcadia University nAlgoma College nBishop’s University nBrock University nCarleton University nCentennial College nConcordia University nConestoga College nDalhousie University nFanshaw College nGeorge Brown College nGeorgian College nHumber College nLakehead University nLaurentian University

nMcGill University nMcMaster University nMohawk College nNiagara College nOntario College of Art and Design (OCAD) nOntario Tech University nQueen’s University nSimon Fraser University nSheridan College nSt. Francis Xavier University nThompson Rivers University nToronto Metropolitan University nTrent University nUniversity of Alberta nUniversity of British Columbia

nUniversity of Calgary nUniversity of Guelph nUniversity of Guelph-Humber nUniversity of Manitoba nUniversity of Ottawa nUniversity of Prince Edward Island nUniversity of Toronto nUniversity of Victoria nUniversity of Waterloo nUniversity of Windsor nWestern University nWilfrid Laurier University nYork University

nNew York University nNortheastern University nNorthwestern University nOhio State University nOtis College of Art and Design nPacific University nParsons, The New School for Design nPenn State University nPrinceton University nPurdue University nRingling College of Art and Design nSanta Clara University nSavannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) nSchool of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) nStanford University nSt. Lawrence University nSt. Mary’s University, Texas nSyracuse University nThomas College nTufts University

nTulane University nUniversity of California, Berkeley nUniversity of California, Irvine nUniversity of California, Los Angeles nUniversity of California, San Diego nUniversity of Chicago nUniversity of Colorado Boulder nUniversity of Colorado Santa Barbara nUniversity of Illinois nUniversity of Miami nUniversity of Michigan nUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill nUniversity of North Dakota nUniversity of Pittsburgh nUniversity of San Francisco nUniversity of Southern California nUniversity of Washington nUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison nWake Forest University nWorcester Polytechnic Institute

nNorthumbria University nQueen Mary University of London nRoyal College of Surgeons, Ireland nTokyo International University nUniversity of Buckingham nUniversity College Dublin nUniversity College London nUniversity of Aberdeen nUniversity of Bristol nUniversity of Central Lancashire nUniversity of Dundee

nUniversity of Edinburgh nUniversity of Exeter nUniversity of Glasgow nUniversity of Leeds nUniversity of Lincoln nUniversity of Manchester nUniversity of Southampton nUniversity of St. Andrews nUniversity of Sussex nUniversity of Warwick nUniversity of York

United States nAmherst College nArt Centre College of Design nBoston University nBoston College nBowling Green State University nBryant University nCarnegie Mellon University nColumbia University nCornell University nDePaul University nDuke University nEmory University nFlorida Atlantic University nFlorida Gulf Coast University nGeorge Washington University nGeorgia Tech University nHobart & William Smith College nHofstra University nJohns Hopkins University nLaguna College of Art and Design International nBader College nBond University nBuckinghamshire New University nDurham University nKing’s College London nLondon Metropolitan University nLondon School of Economics nMiddlesex University nNagoya University of Commerse and Business nNewcastle University

Hillfield Strathallan College 299 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON. L9C 1G3 › (905) 389-1367 › hsc.on.ca

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