The Heart of St. Hilda
St. Hilda Catholic Junior High School welcomes you while you visit our school's website. Our staff believes in developing each student’s Spirit, Mind and Body by encouraging the development of the whole child. Some of the main focuses we strive to achieve within our students are:
- Care, concern and acceptance of others and self as encouraged by our Catholic faith
- Foster effective relationships with members of our school community
- Maintaining a safe and caring school environment that recognizes Christian service.
- Practicing our faith as a community through celebrations and social justice initiatives
- Taking pride in our school work
- Awaken curiosity, promote problem solving, develop communication skills through collaboration, cultivate work ethic
- Boost innovation through the use of technology
- Aim for academic results to be above the provincial average on Provincial Achievement Exam Results
- Participation in extracurricular activities of the social, physical, intellectual, creative and spiritual nature
- Long tradition of success with Sports teams with a history of numerous City Championships (premier division girls and boys volleyball, wrestling and basketball)
- Developing life-long friends through intramurals, leadership club, dances, charity fundraisers
"Growing Together in SPIRIT, MIND and BODY."
We are nestled in the heart of the Mill Woods community, located at 38 Avenue and 76 Street. Our school is accessible by all major ETS bus routes.
- Catholic faith is an integral component of our learning environment and includes a focus on Christian Service
- Caring and approachable teachers
- Multi-cultural: over 40 different countries represented
- Excellent Athletic Programs
- Extra time given to core subjects
- Strong ESL Program
- Family School Liaison Worker
- Learning Coaches
- Great home and school communication
- Student Recognition - Honors with Distinction, Honors, Academic Merit, Consistent Effort, Christian service, Subject Awards, Athletic Awards
Our Patron Saint
Hilda was born (614 A. D.) into royalty but her infancy was filled with tragedy. Yet, her mother dreamed about a precious jewel. Hilda’s life was to become that jewel.
Hilda’s mission began with her baptism at the age of thirteen. Being a Christian meant deliverance, hope and joy. Hilda embraced the faith and mysteries of Christ and lived a peaceful life for many years as she learned and followed the teachings of Christ.
Beginning in 633, Christians suffered persecution and death for their faith. Hilda spent the following ten years of her life in turbulence.
At thirty-three, Hilda went to live in a monastery where she learned that inequality and poverty were to be addressed by justice, charity and peace. Hilda’s monastery was the model school that brought about a strong commitment to the poor. Hilda taught with passion and compassion until her death on November 17, 680, her feast day.
St. Hilda is a great inspiration to our school. She was an exemplary teacher and provided an excellent education which accommodated every type of learner. Christ was the focal point of her teachings. The education we at St. Hilda provide our students is permeated with the teachings of Christ. Like St. Hilda, our teachers are inspired to provide the best education for our students.