Established in 1981 on the principles and morals of the Anglican Church, HTS is one of the few independent schools to have a full-time chaplain, responsible for all aspects of religious instruction and observance.
Perhaps not surprisingly for a school that was founded in a church basement, we believe that religion still has a place in the curriculum. To us, it's a crucial part of a well-rounded education.
The purpose of Chapel at HTS is to uplift hearts, not to close minds. We take care to ensure that our Anglican approach develops the faith of all Christians while also supporting the spiritual growth of our many Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist students. The values we uphold are universal: honour, integrity, charity, respect, forgiveness, selflessness, compassion.
We live in a society of remarkable diversity. Responding to cultural sensitivities by taking religion out of the school system is, to our way of thinking, throwing the baby out with the bathwater. The way to overcome differences is not to sidestep them, but to explore and reflect upon them, celebrating a shared commitment to the ideals we all hold in common.