Creating passionate, independent learners.
Hitherfield School fosters independence, confidence and self-esteem in a warm and welcoming environment. Our hands-on approach engages, challenges and inspires our students to achieve their fullest intellectual, social and personal potential.
Small class sizes make a big difference.
Our individualized programming engages and supports each child’s unique learning style and nurtures their strengths while accommodating their challenges. A fantastic array of enrichment programs and a focus on developing confidence, decision-making and respect on top a strong academic foundation result in happy, independent learners with skills & knowledge they need to flourish.
Leadership & Responsibility
Hitherfield students have a great opportunity to gain leadership experience. At school, we instill the necessary values in students that will allow them to be effective and eager leaders. Through various positions, such as running for House Captain, being a club leader, or becoming a Bus Monitor, Hitherfield offers endless opportunities for students to build confidence in their leadership and abilities.
Lower school students play recorders, learn music notation and sing. Upper school students continue with the recorder or may select an instrument of choice. Private piano lessons are also available as an extra-curricular activity. Students are able to audition for the Hitherfield Choir and present their talents at local venues.
Students JK-Gr.8 present “May Plays” over the course of four nights. Production performances help students gain confidence in public speaking and teach about effort, cooperation, and commitment. All students engage in an annual school-wide production as part of our dramatic arts program. This play incorporates all students with the eldest having the most demanding roles and the younger children having carefully choreographed routines with lines.
Students from JK-Gr.9 cross-country ski and snowshoe on the trails of our beautiful property. They are challenged by sports tournaments through the SSAF and throughout the year following our Hitherfield Physical Education program. JK-Gr.3: Students take part in swimming lessons through Making Waves in Milton. Gr.4-Gr.8: As a part of the gym curriculum, students engage in rock climbing weekly.
What Makes Us Special?
Our students have the opportunity to find out just who they are, on their own timetable, in a child-centered environment where their individuality is cherished.
Programs from Preschool–Grade 8
Children grow & learn at their own pace
Fantastic enrichment programs including music, sports, drama & more
Incredible outdoor playground & green space
Before & after school programming
Small classes, low student-teacher ratio
Safety is our priority
A trip to Hitherfield is the best way to experience what Hitherfield has to offer. We promote challenging and insightful educational programs, alongside outstanding extracurricular activities
Due to COVID-19 we now offer virtual walks throughout the school, alongside a virtual 1-on-1 Admissions Information Session.
“Our son has been fortunate to be in the care of this amazing school since he was 4 years old. We believe that the teachers and staff at Hitherfield truly know our son. He is provided with academic opportunities in all areas. We appreciate the time they spend tailoring the curriculum to address his interests, strengths and needs. Small classes have provided our son with ample teacher time; he is able to ask questions and participate in discussions. He says he truly feels important to the teachers and that they want him to share his ideas. His teachers lead their classes by example as they promote kindness, inclusion and generosity. The May Plays each year are an absolute highlight as they allow all students to showcase their talents, develop confidence and try something new. There is nothing sweeter than to see one of the older students leading the young ones in song and dance. Our son says “I love it at Hitherfield!” We echo this statement and feel that the education, happiness and well-being of the students at Hitherfield are truly the driving force of the wonderful school.”
“From the very first moment of our initial visit to Hitherfield, it has felt a lot like home to our son, TJ. The teachers and staff show a sincere and constant effort to help each child develop a strong sense of self, and of citizenship in a supportive and inclusive school community. Academically, our son began to progress immediately and his whole outlook on learning changed for the better. The school’s creed is to ” develop confident and independent learners, eager to achieve their personal best in a rapidly changing world.” This goal is achieved not only in academics, but in school trips, the annual school production, a growing sports, and physical activity program and many social and charity events at the school and throughout the community. It seems cliche to say that Hitherfield is like a big family. They have created a family-oriented, yet extremely professional, educational environment. Hitherfield has become a home away from home for our son, where there are expectations to be met, contributions to be made and loving support of the results. For that, we are truly grateful.”