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Hamilton, Dr. John Russell

Hamilton, Dr. John Russell
Coming to Ridley as a science teacher in 1922, when he died suddenly in the fall of 1961, Dr. Hamilton had been at Ridley for 39 years. A true student of science, he not only continued to teach when he became Headmaster, but personally kept abreast of dramatic advances in such areas as nuclear physics, electronics, and industrial chemistry. He saw to it that the science department was staffed by the most highly qualified men Ridley could attract. It was ‘Hammy's’ nature to take nothing lightly. If he felt an aspect of the school lacking, he immediately sought advice and action. If he felt individuals were not responding to the School's challenge, he made a personal appeal to them. His sudden death was a shock to his family, and the entire Ridley community, but they could be comforted knowing that the years he had given to the school were good years, with special value because of his vision and faith.
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With more than 700 students from 50+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.