Holy Trinity School (Richmond Hill)

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Holy Trinity School
11300 Bayview Ave.
Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4S 1L4, Canada
Religious affiliation Anglican Church of Canada
Head of School Mr. Barry Hughes
Deputy Heads of School Mr. Desmond Burke (Student Life)
School type Independent, Private
Grades Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12
Language English
Motto Ex Doctrina Mores
As a result of knowledge, training, indoctrination and education come character and right living.
Mascot Hawkeye
Team name HTS Hawks
Colours Navy, Red and Gold
Founded 1981
Enrollment 745 (January 2014)
Homepage http://www.hts.on.ca/

Holy Trinity School ("HTS") is a private, co-educational, university preparatory institution located in Richmond Hill, Ontario affiliated with the Anglican Church of Canada. There are approximately 800 students currently enrolled from junior kindergarten to grade 12. HTS is an accredited member of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools.


HTS was founded in 1981 by members of Holy Trinity Church in Thornhill. The school’s first classrooms were in the church basement. However, enrollment grew quickly; within two years HTS had relocated to more spacious quarters on Bainbridge Avenue in North York. The school’s present campus was established on land purchased by the Board of Governors in Richmond Hill. This campus was officially opened in 1985 with the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Lincoln Alexander, and the Archbishop of Toronto, the Most Reverend L.S. Garnsworthy, in attendance.


HTS is located at a facility situated on a 37-acre (0.15 km2) campus located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. The building underwent a major expansion in 2003.

The facilities include:

  • 46 classrooms
  • 360-seat theatre
  • Art department equipped with Mac labs
  • 2 libraries
  • 400-seat Dining Hall
  • 3 gymnasiums
  • 3 playing fields
  • 4 tennis courts
  • 12-acre woodlot with nature trail

Students at HTS are expected to take part in co-curricular activities.

Lower School

  • Mad Science
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Drama
  • Computers
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mandarin
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Tennis
  • Ball Hockey
  • Skating
  • Yoga
  • Glee Club
  • Junior Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Golf
  • Dance

Middle School

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Field Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Jazz Band
  • Choir
  • Chamber Winds
  • Ball Hockey
  • Skating
  • Robotics
  • Chess
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Drama
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Badminton

Senior School

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Field Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Tritones Jazz Band
  • Ice Hockey
  • Track & Field
  • Ball Hockey
  • Squash
  • Science Olympics
  • Drama
  • Chess Club


Upon enrolment in the school, each student is placed into one of six "houses": Champlain, Bishop Mountain, MacDonald, Thorne, Rose or Langton. Throughout the year, the houses compete in both academic and athletic competitions to earn "house points". At the end of the year, a winner is announced. House points are earned from specific organized events throughout the year. House points can also be earned by bringing in assorted items to the various food or gift drives that are organized throughout the year or items like old cell phones, batteries and ink cartridges.

Coordinates: 43°54′21″N 79°25′33″W / 43.9057°N 79.4257°W / 43.9057; -79.4257