SHS is an independent day school for boys from JK to Grade 8. Our mission is to inspire and empower each boy through his formative years.

Meet the Advancement Team

The Advancement Office leads fundraising, community relations, communications and marketing for the school. Our team members work closely with parents, Old Boys, alumni families, faculty, staff and other stakeholders on a variety of initiatives. We offer a variety of community-building events for current families as well as programs to keep Old Boys and their families connected to SHS. Every SHS student becomes an Old Boy when he leaves the school. We encourage Old Boys and their families to visit the school and keep connected to SHS.

Jill Palmer, Executive Director of Advancement

Jill oversees the Advancement Team to ensure fundraising and friend raising are at their best at SHS. She has dedicated her career to working in the charitable sector, serving a variety of causes on staff and as a consultant. Jill attended Branksome Hall and has served as its Interim Director of Advancement, as well as Director of Advancement at Crescent School. She is a graduate of McGill and Carleton universities and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.

Megan Coles, Advancement Services and Database Officer

Megan is responsible for maintaining the school's database and supporting the school's advancement efforts. She has several years of experience as a volunteer and a professional within the independent school community.

Lise Schofield, Associate Director of Communications

Lise is responsible for the school's communications, providing support to advancement and brand guardianship. 

Christine Kirby, Community Relations Manager

Christine is responsible for the planning, co-ordination and implementation of key events within the school community, including events for students, parents, alumni families, Old Boys and volunteers. She is the liaison for the Parents Association. Christine has worked in the not-for-profit sector for more than 25 years and brings extensive experience in fund development, events and volunteer management.

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Together, we will realize our vision to deliver the leading foundational education experience for JK-8 boys and their families.

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