At the heart of the HTS community is Chapel. The purpose of Chapel at HTS is to uplift hearts, not to close minds. It allows us to come together in a “faith place” with friends and classmates. A powerful experience for our students. It is geared to a youthful audience, thought-provoking rather than preachy, allowing young minds to disengage from the demands of busy schedules, to contemplate topics such as forgiveness and respect for self and others, and ponder issues that have meaning in their daily lives. We share our thoughts about character and values, celebrate milestone, recognize accomplishments, recount experiences, offer encouragement and pause to remember and reflect.
We also 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.
Established in 1981 by members of the Holy Trinity Church in Thornhill, and based 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. And while we continue to honour the vision of the school founders and uphold the principles they set forth, HTS welcomes members of all faiths and celebrates a shared commitment to the ideals we all hold in common.