Learning is fun. Students need only be convinced. We believe the wonderment and creativity contained in the minds of children are the most untapped resources in our world today. Too often, individual student autonomy and originality are stifled and sacrificed. As educators, we feel it is our responsibility to provide a learning environment in which students feel safe to take risks, grow and learn - to ensure each student’s learning experience is absolutely the most exciting and eclectic one of his or her life. We believe that experience can be found here in the Junior School at HSC.

M. Adam Carswell, Junior School Principal

The Cornerstone of the HSC Junior School - Our Dedicated Faculty
Our experienced and diverse faculty remain relevant and maintain excellence through collaboration, self-examination of their practice, and continual growth through professional development.  Most importantly, however, they are here because they are passionate about children - about helping them to develop their mind, body, and spirit.  

For the Love of Learning
A lively atmosphere of exploration and discovery sets the stage for learning in the Junior School at HSC. In every subject and grade level, dedicated faculty provide exciting, hands-on, project-based opportunities for students to develop key 21st century skills:

  • creative and innovative thinking and problem solving
  • information and media literacy
  • communication and presentation skills
  • the ability to work well in teams and across cultures
  • knowing how to learn and how they learn as individuals
  • integration of technology into their lives and learning
  • global awareness
  • ability to look at things from multiple perspectives
  • experience learning as a fun, engaging and lifelong process

Subjects taught in the Junior School include literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, French, music, art, and physical education.

Hallmarks of the HSC Junior School:

  • student-centred, safe and nurturing environment with a culture of mutual respect
  • strong sense of community and parent involvement
  • emphasis on play, imagination and creative thinking
  • balanced use of technology
  • regular community meetings to bring grade levels together to share news and concerns
  • explicit and direct character education to help students respect each others’ differences and develop conflict resolution skills
  • intentional opportunities to experience and develop leadership skills


Read the Junior School Information Brochure
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