Adult Education

 Adult Basic Education Association
35 King St E
Hamilton, ON
L8N 4A9
Phone number: 905-527-2222 
-   Adult literacy
-   Free information and referrals to adult education and training programs
-   Essential skills assessments
-   Pre-GED testing
-   Learning challenges assessments
-   Organizational training needs assessments
** Must be 16+ years old, out of the public school system to be eligible

Hamilton Literacy Council
Non-profit, community-based organization
75 Macnab St. S; 3rd Floor
Hamilton, ON
L8P 1L3
Phone number: 905-529-9907 
-   Provides basic (grade 1 – 5 equivalent) training in reading, writing, and math to English-speaking adults
-   Service is free, private, and one-to-one

St. Charles Adult & Continuing Education Centre
45 Young St
Hamilton, ON
L8N 2C8
-   ESL Programs
-   High School Completion
-   Literacy/Math Skills
-   Night School/Summer School
-   International Language
-   Student Success

Victoria Park Community Centre
Not-for-profit community-based organization: Circle of Friends for Newcomers (Hamilton)
155 Queen St. N.
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2V6
-   Supportive and welcoming place for immigrants who want to learn English and get involved with their neighbourhood
-   English classes/Language training
-   LINC child care
-   Senior’s program for people of South East Asian origin
-   Escort services
-   Job counselling and referral
-   Advocacy
-   Community development
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm
September – June
Eligibility: Adult immigrants & refugee; LINC eligible children of attending parents (aged 6 months to 5 years old)

Elementary and Secondary Schools 

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
100 Main St. W.
P.O. Box2558
Hamilton ON,
L8N 3L1


Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustee
Judith Bishop
Ward 1Chair of the Board
Chair’s Office: 905-527-5091 x2279

Elementary Schools


StrathconaPublic School
Junior Kindergarten to Grade
510 Lamoreaux St.
L8R 1V1
Programs: -    The “Main” program – traditional school program
-    The SAGE (Scholastics, Arts and Global Education) program – city wide enriched program

HessStreet Public School
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
107 Hess St. N.
L8R 2T1
905- 527-1439 
The school has a diverse ethnic and cultural population, with students from over 30 countries, speaking over 35 different languages.
-   ESLclasses
-    Team teaching

EarlKitchener Junior Public School
Junior Kindergarten to grade 5
French Immersion
300 Dundurn St. S
Hamilton, ON
L8P 2L4


Middle School




Ryerson Middle School
Grade 6 to Grade 8
French Immersion
222 Robinson St.
Hamilton, ON
L8P 1Z8
-    A dual track school (teaches French Immersion and English)
-    SAGE quest is offered here as well
-    ESL support
-    Special classes where those identified can receive academic support

Secondary Schools

Parkview Secondary School
60 Balsam Ave.
Hamilton ON, L8L 6Y3
Phone Number: 905-545-5879 
-    A credit granting Vocational Pathways Program that prepares student for the transition to the workplace 


Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School
Grade 9 – 12
130 York Blvd
Hamilton, ON, L8R 1Y5

-    ESL pathways
-    Special Art Program
-    WOW – World of Work
-    Restaurant Hospitality Pathway
-    Web Design and Computer Game Design Technologies
-    Applied Design – Portfolio Program
-    Team Games Sport-Specific Program
-    Native Studies and Arts Program

Westdale Secondary School
Grade 9 – 12
French Immersion
700 Main St. W.
Hamilton ON, L8S 1A5

-    Congregated classes for enriched programming in English, Mathematics and Science
-    French Immersion Program
-    Music Strings Program
-    Specialized Course Packages include: Apprentice-Carpentry, Industrial Woodworking Technology  Healthy Active Living
Physical Education Focus courses:  Outdoor Education 
-    Personal Fitness/Rhythm and Movement
-    Court Sports 
-    Visual Arts Focus courses: Ceramics, Interior Design, Photography, Art History, Illustration, Applied Design 
-    Multimedia Courses: • Media Art • Multimedia: Developing a Digital Voice
-    Forensic Accounting 

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
90 Mulberry St.
Hamilton, ON.
L8N 3R9
24/7 Emergency Telephone

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Trustee
Ward 1 and 2
Mr. Mark Valvasori 

Elementary Schools

Canadian Martyrs School
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
1355 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 2Z8
905- 522-8071 
Catholic students from the Strathcona neighbourhood are bused to this school 

St Josephs Separate School
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
French Immersion
270 Locke St S
Hamilton, ON L8P 4C1




Secondary Schools

Cathedral High School
Grade 9 – 12
French Immersion
30 Wentworth St. North
Hamilton, ON L8L 8H5
905- 522-3581

St. Mary’s Separate School
Grade 9 – 12
200 Whitney Avenue
Hamilton, ON L8S 2G7

Catholic Francophone Schools


Conseil Scolaire De District Catholique Centre-Sud (CSDCCS)
52 Pearl St S
Hamilton, ON L8P 3W8

Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
Région de Hamilton-Wentworth
Marcel Levesque 
1-888-388-8559, poste 111

École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame (maternelle à la 8e)
400, avenue Cumberland
Hamilton, ON L8M 2A2
Direction: Diane Tarantino

École secondaire Académie catholique Mère-Teresa (9e à la 12e)
50, cour Lisgar
Hamilton, ON L8T 4Y4
Direction: Joanne Leblanc-Holden

Conseil Scolaire De District Du Centre-Sud- Ouest
Ecole Elementaire Pavilion De La Jeunesse
105 High St
Hamilton, ON, L8T 3Z4

Conseil scolaire de district Centre-Sud-Ouest
Micheline Wylde
Brant. Halton et Hamilton-Wentworth et la partie de Niagara: Grimsby, Lincoln, 
Lincoln Ouest, Niagara-on-the-Lake et St. Catharines

Ecole Secondaire Georges-P-Vanier
100 Macklin St. N
Hamilton, ON L8S 3S1