Inspiring a richly fulfilling inner life
Globally there’s a strong push to secularise schools. But at Hilton, we believe in educating the whole boy – mind, body and soul – so spirituality is an essential element of what we offer our boys.
Hilton College is a Christian school, inspired by the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.
We take his call to “love our neighbour as ourselves” seriously: With our non-denominational nature and respect for people of all faiths, our intention is for every boy to feel at home and safe to develop spiritually.
Faith is deeply personal and we encourage every boy to explore it.
Spiritual life isn’t limited to the weekly times allocated to being in a place of worship. We grow spiritually in the daily experience of connecting with God, rather than in performing formal religious acts. We believe that spiritual transformation is not achieved by winning arguments but by asking questions and opening hearts to being touched. Spirituality requires vulnerability. It liberates us by bringing us the deepest knowable peace and comfort.
Watch Hlumelo Notshe describing his experience of our Inward Bound camp, which allows boys to contemplate their faith
- We have two Chapel services a week. One during the week, and the other held every Sunday.
- All our Outdoor Leadership Experiences have a spiritual component for boys to process their feelings around faith in a quiet environment.
- Our Inward Bound Camp is a getaway in nature designed to allow boys to contemplate their faith.
- Religious Studies forms part of our curriculum as boys learn about the major religions of Africa and the rest of the world.