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Walthard Tracy

Tracy Walthard
Associate Head of School & Director of Enrollment

Thank you for including The Spring Hill School in your school search! Spring Hill is celebrating over 45 years as a premier independent school in the North Bay. Our Toddler–8th grade community has three beautiful campuses, each designed for specific developmental stages within our advanced global curriculum.

We invite you to come experience an exceptional 21st century school committed to academic, social, and emotional learning. You will meet our passionate, highly qualified teachers, who use project-based and traditional instruction to inspire all students to advance to their full potential. You will meet students who are eager to explain what they are learning and why—they are as passionate about their learning as their teachers.

You will see a vibrant, 21st-century educational community where every child is known and valued as a unique individual. Each day children develop confidence and competence, learning to be kind, compassionate, and respectful global citizens. Our graduates are innovative problem solvers and strong communicators who are ready to make positive change in the world!

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and sharing with you the Spring Hill Difference.


When should I apply for admission?

Following the 10-month school year calendar, we do the bulk of our decisions in the winter. In February, our current families are issued re-enrollment contracts for the next school year. Once we have received the contracts, we will know how many spaces we have available. At the beginning of March, we will then look at the applications we have received and issue contracts to new students on March 15th, 2024 to fill our remaining spaces. We do continue to accept applications on a rolling basis in the event that space is still available for the upcoming year. If we are full and space becomes available, we will then go to our active wait list.

How are applications prioritized for admission?

We give priority to siblings of currently enrolled students. Otherwise, we review and process applications based on best fit for our school, individual classrooms, and the student.

Is there a wait list?

We often have a wait pool for admissions, but since we accept applications on a rolling basis, the situation is continually in flux. We will let you know the status of the wait pool to the program to which you’re applying.

How do I get an application?

First please fill out an inquiry form and review the instructions for the appropriate program. You can then complete an online application form.

One of your campuses is located at the United Church of Christ, are you a religious school?

No. The Spring Hill School has no religious affiliation whatsoever. The Church is our landlord, and has been a wonderful partner for the many years we have shared their property. Our Main Campus (3rd-8th) also has a church. We purchased the property from a church and the main building is slated for renovation.

Do you offer tuition assistance?

Yes. Currently approximately 18% of Spring Hill School students receive some level of tuition assistance. Learn more.