Our Founders Welcome
The Hill Academy is based on the concept that Sport is a Laboratory for life. Our student athletes are immersed in a transformational program, using all the positive elements of sport in an academic environment to build paths for future short and long term success in school, athletics, and life in general. All members of The Hill Academy community; student athletes, their families, as well as highly qualified staff, in a nurturing environment, all dedicated to the H I L L culture, make up a dynamic and effective platform for foundational individual growth and development.
Peter Merrill, Founder
About The Hill Academy
The Hill Academy was founded in 2006 in order to provide optimal academic and athletic programming for dedicated student-athletes. Hill graduates have been placed in some of the most prestigious academic and athletic institutions in the world, and many have gone on to become premier professional athletes in their sport. The Hill Academy is an institution for students who are committed to striving academically, and who would like an opportunity to take an in-depth exploration into their respective sport.
The Hill Academy provides academic and athletic programs tailored to each individual based on assessments and goals of the student-athlete.
The Hill Academy provides a disciplined and challenging program, with a high level of care and accountability. All of which is constructed in a positive, respectful and healthy environment.
LIFE LONG LEARNING
The Hill Academy provides educational and athletic situations that will form the bases for life long learning.
The Hill Academy provides opportunities for student-athletes to learn leadership skills, teamwork and personal responsibility.
Reaching Your Highest Level of Achievement
Hill academic and athletic programs are established to encourage, challenge, and motivate student-athletes to reach their own HIGHEST LEVEL level of achievement.
Hill student-athletes are taught to make decisions and to work through his/her academics and athletics INDEPENDENTLY. Support will be provided on an ongoing basis with the goal of preparation for “the next level”.
The Hill student-athlete will be given the opportunity to develop and improve LEADERSHIP skills. These skills can be applied throughout the student athlete’s life.
The Hill student-athlete will be shown the value of legacy, and will be provided with many opportunities to leave a positive LEGACY at every point of contact.
Meet Our Academic Team
Director of Academics
Rick is an educational leader with over 25 years of experience and a strong track record of success in school program innovation and community-building.
Rick has had experience as an educational leader in both public and independent schools, most recently as the Deputy Head of Teaching, Learning and Innovation at Hillfield Strathallan College.
Secondary School Principal
Mrs. Flynn has been with The Hill Academy for over 10 years. After receiving her BA(H) at Queen’s University, Christy went abroad to complete her Graduate Diploma in Education in Melbourne, Australia.
Combining her interests in the academic process and moving students towards their next level has brought Christy to her current role as the Secondary School Principal.
Junior School Principal
Tory Merrill is excited to be a part of the Hill Academy academic staff working with dedicated student-athletes that are motivated to learn and grow.
Tory earned a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s of Professional Studies in Education degree from Niagara University.
Director Of Guidance