Exceptional Learning

Hamilton District Christian High is registered as a private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education. We believe in cultivating character through learning for a life of service to God.

Exceptional Learning

Hamilton District Christian High is a registered private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education. Education at Hamilton District Christian High is imaginative, innovative and interwoven with a biblical perspective on every aspect of life and learning.

  • Christ-centred learning;
  • unified learning mission;
  • relevance to teenagers;
  • healthy interpersonal relationships.
Mission & Vision

Our Mission: Cultivating character through learning for lives of service to God.

Our Vision: To see all HDCH students be a faithful presence in the communities that they serve. 

Impact Report


Your commitment is what leads students to explore, expand and deepen their relationship with God through experiencing learning in unique and unexpected ways. These stories are possible because donors share their resources with HDCH. Discover more in our Impact Report.

Statement of Faith

The basis of Hamilton District Christian High is the triune God as revealed in the Bible. This infallible Word of God is interpreted from a Reformed biblical foundation where Jesus Christ is central to the Biblical story. In professing a Christ-centred foundation to education, HDCH asserts that the Triune God is the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of each student, staff member, parent/guardian, and the school community. In fact, all of life, including academics, is subject to His authority and is need of His transformational love.

For in Him, by Him and through Him are all things. (Colossians 1: 15-20). All of creation shouts of the magnificence of Jesus Christ. This is the core of the Reformed biblical foundation of HDCH.

Read the full Foundational Statement.

Design Principles

  • Christ-centred learning;
  • unified learning mission;
  • relevance to teenagers;
  • healthy interpersonal relationships.

Our Commitment as Staff

We believe in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit and confess that our faith must find expression in all our thoughts and actions. We dedicate our work to the pursuit of character development through learning, recognizing that true transformation can be found only in Jesus Christ.

We regard every student as sacred before God, who calls every one of them to obey His Law, and out of concern for their development as citizens of His Kingdom we dedicate our efforts toward a wholesome growth of their God-given potential. It is important that we deal justly with all students and make professional judgments regarding their academic, physical, and emotional characteristics as required.

We acknowledge the God-given authority of the parents concerning students’ education. We consider it a privilege to teach the students according to a plan of learning for which the religious direction is determined and accepted mutually by the parents and by the staff. We promise to establish a relationship of mutual confidence with the parents and the students.

We believe that the Christian School is a cultural expression of the Christian community’s faith commitment and that it is our task as educators to make plain to students the relevance of God’s Word in life’s total experience.

We are committed to the growth and development of the Christian community and desire a harmonious and communal submission in all areas of life to the power of God’s Word. For this purpose, we shall seek guidance and justice in our relations with the students, the parents, the Board of the school and all others who support Christ-centred education.

Board of Directors

  • Dave DeJong
  • Heidi de Vries
  • Steph Haanstra
  • Annie MacLaren 
  • Marty Speelman (Chair)
  • Chris VanBerkel (Vice-All)
  • Danielle VandenAkker (Secretary) 
  • Rob Vanderkruk (Treasurer)
  • Paul Vos (Board Representative on Finance Committee) 

Working at HD

Come join a staff that cares deeply about their students’ learning and their students’ faith and character development. We invite qualified applicants for both teaching and administrative roles. Visit our Work at HD page to learn more and to see a list of current opportunities.

Every Student is Unique

swan Every student has unique gifts, abilities, and learning styles. We work to differentiate learning so that each student can succeed. We provide support for academic planning and development, learning, and individualized programs where appropriate.

Our staff takes a vested interest in student learning, growth, and spiritual well-being. They develop a mentor relationship beginning in grade 9 and foster these connections through to grade 12 to get to know each student as a unique person with diverse interests, strengths, and gifts.

We understand that ultimately God transforms the lives of our students at HDCH, and it is with this in mind that we trust in our mission to be clear and to be the directive of our school. We use the 5 habits of an HDCH graduate.

Ontario Ministry of Education

Hamilton District Christian High is registered as a private school with the Ontario Ministry of Education. It provides a curriculum that follows Ministry guidelines and standards and uses the credit system outlined in the Ontario Secondary School Document (1999). The majority of our teachers have Ontario College of Teachers certification. Graduating students will have completed the credits required for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Get to Know HDCH

Find out more!

The best way to find out more about HDCH is to contact us. Please complete our Inquiry Form, and a staff member will be in touch. 

We look forward to meeting you!