Named in honour of Bishop George J. Mountain (1789-1862), the third Anglican Bishop of Canada who oversaw the establishment of the Diocese in which this school was created. He was a man of strong faith who promoted education, inclusiveness, and charity.
Named in honour of Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635), known as the father of New France. He believed in the enormous potential of our great land and who fell in love with our northern lakes and forests. His bravery, sense of adventure and commitment to exploration opened much of Canada.
Named in honour of Squire Benjamin Thorne (1769-1848). He was an influential businessman after whom the Town of Thornhill was named. In 1981, Holy Trinity School was founded in Thornhill.
Every student, faculty and staff is assigned to one of six HTS Houses: Rose, Thorne, Bishop Mountain, Champlain, Langton and MacDonald. The school year sees many friendly competitions. Our house system fosters a close-knit atmosphere, helps instil a sense of belonging and is a fundamental part of life at HTS.
Every House is led by a House Captain, who is chosen by a vote. House Captains take on strong leadership roles and many House Captains go on to become Prefects in their final year of school. Captains are responsible for getting House members in every division involved and active in the events by organizing the production of signs and encouraging House mates to dress up and show all-round school spirit for every House competition.
"The house system at HTS provides students with the opportunity to become involved in and to foster school spirit, leadership, and friendship," says Senior School English teacher and house organizer Katie Young. "Many graduates comment that house activities such as Trinco Day are the kinds of events they remember for years. By engaging in activities that foster unabashed fun it helps to build our strong sense of community."
Senior School Leadership
HTS students are exposed to leadership programs designed to prepare them for the challenges that they will face in university and beyond.
Elected Prefects (Grade 12)
Public Relations Ambassadors
Help the Society Club
Experiential Learning Opportunities
HTS offers a breadth of experiences to students. Our experiential learning programs provide a variety of international and local travel, learning, leadership and service opportunities, including exchange programs, global service trips and cultural exchanges.