Study in Hamilton

The City of Hamilton welcomes students from all over the world. Hamilton offers a wide choice of secondary and post-secondary study options and excellent opportunities for study and to live and work after graduation.

An overseas education includes more than just study. Studying in Hamilton as an international student, offers exposure to a diversity of people and ideas. You will be living, traveling, interacting, and even working in a new environment. You will be able to enjoy other cultures and to develop a whole range of new practical skills.

Many of Hamilton’s education institutions have an international student office to help students transition and adjust to living in Hamilton and help build connections within the community.

The Hamilton community has access to the following four school boards:

  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board: www.hwdsb.on.ca
    The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board teaches approximately 50,000 students in its 114 neighbourhood schools. In addition to the programming offered at 96 elementary and 18 secondary schools, a number of alternative programs focusing on sports, academics, science, arts and languages are available.
     
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board: www.hwcdsb.ca
    The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board serves more than 29,000 elementary and secondary students at 55 schools, and another 10,000 individuals through four St. Charles adult and continuing education centres.
     
  • Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud: www.csdccs.edu.on.ca
    French-language Catholic school board in the Centre-South serves over 15,500 Students in 45 elementary and 10 secondary schools in an area extending from the Niagara Peninsula to Peterborough and from Lake Ontario (Toronto) to Georgian Bay. Its head office is located in Toronto and the board operates three schools in Hamilton.

  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde: www.csviamonde.ca
    Conseil scolaire Viamonde manages the French-language public schools in the central south-western region of Ontario. French language public school board operates two schools in Hamilton. 

French immersion education is an option for parents who speak no or limited French, but wish for their children to speak both official languages. French immersion programs are offered in English-language schools to English-speaking students who want to learn French as a second language.

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board offer French Immersion programs. More information about schools offering French Immersion program is available at:

Hamilton is home to a number of outstanding post-secondary institutions that have been recognized internationally for their research and instructional strength as well as providing local area businesses with a well-educated workforce. These include:

  • McMaster Universitywww.mcmaster.ca
    At McMaster University, 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in learning and research with a focus on community engagement and involvement. The University’s 7,500 faculty and staff work with partners across the city to integrate the work of the University with the needs of the city.
     
  • Mohawk Collegewww.mohawkcollege.ca
    Mohawk College educates more than 17,000 full-time and apprenticeship students at three campuses in Hamilton. Recognized as a leader in health and technology education, Mohawk has achieved the highest student satisfaction scores among all colleges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area for four consecutive years.
     
  • Redeemer University College www.redeemer.ca
    Redeemer University College offers Bachelor of Arts, Science, and Education degrees with majors in more than 30 disciplines. As a Christian university, Redeemer offers its more than 900 students the chance to explore the relationship between faith and learning through a Christian perspective.
     
  • McMaster Divinity College www.mcmasterdivinity.ca
    The institution's mission is to develop effective evangelical Christian leaders for the church, academy, and society through university-level education, professional training, and ongoing support.

    McMaster Divinity College admits students to the following programs of study:
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (Christian Theology),
    • Master of Arts (M.A.) (Christian Studies),
    • Master of Divinity (M.Div.),
    • Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.),
    • Graduate Diploma in Ministry, and Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.
  • Brock University - www.brocku.ca
    Brock University opened a satellite Teachers College in Hamilton. The on-campus Faculty of Education encompasses a pre-service department, graduate studies in education and continuing education.
     
  • Collège Boréal - www.borealc.on.ca
    Collège Boréal is one of Ontario’s 24 community colleges and is the only French-language college in Southwestern Ontario. Collège Boréal in Hamilton offers continuing education, employability services, immigrant integration services and related services for local businesses and communities.

In addition, there are many post-secondary institutions within a one-hour drive of Hamilton, including the University of Toronto (three campuses), University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Guelph, Brock University, Sheridan College, Niagara College and Conestoga College. 

  • Hamilton Literacy Council - www.hamiltonreads.ca
    A non-profit organization that provides basic (grade 1 to 5 equivalent) training in reading, writing, and math to English-speaking adults in Hamilton. The service is free, private, and one-to-one. Hamilton Literacy Council has been assisting adults with their literacy skills since 1973.

Hamilton is also served by a number of private career colleges including:

There are 29 private schools within Hamilton, Ancaster, Millgrove, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Mount Hope, Lynden, and Copetown:

School Name Location School level School type
Bronston Canadian Academy 1 Hunter Street #G100
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 3N1
Phone: 289-776-6950
www.bronston.ca

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
  • international
  • internet/ site based
Calvin Christian School 547 West 5th Street
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 3P7
Phone: 905-388-2645
www.ccshamilton.ca
Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Christadelphian Heritage College 522 Book Road East
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 3L1
Phone: 905-304-1626
Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Colin MacDonald Alternative School 1570 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1E8
Phone: 905-525-6336
www.colinmacdonald.ca
Elementary
  • montessori
Columbia International College of Canada 1003 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4P3
Phone: 905-572-7883
www.cic-totalcare.com
Elementary
Secondary


Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Covenant Christian School 497 Millgrove Sideroad
Millgrove, Ontario L0R 1V0
Phone: 905-689-3191
Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Dundas Valley Montessori School 14 Kemp Drive
Dundas, Ontario L9H 2M9
Phone: 905-627-1073
www.dvms.ca
Elementary
  • montessori
Grandview Adventist Academy

3975 Highway 6
Mount Hope, Ontario L0R 1W0
Phone: 905-679-4492
www.grandviewschool.net

Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Guido de Bres Christian High School 420 Crerar Drive
Hamilton, Ontario L9A 5K3
Phone: 905-574-4011
www.guidodebres.org

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts

108 Park Street
Dundas, Ontario L9H 1X4
Phone: 289-238-9855
www.haofpa.com

Elementary
Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Hamilton District Christian Private School 92 Glancaster Road
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 3K9
Phone: 905-648-6655
www.hdch.org

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Hamilton Hebrew Academy 60 Dow Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1W4
Phone: 905-528-0330
www.hamiltonhebrewacademy.ca
Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Hamilton Hebrew High 125 Cline Avenue South
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1X2
Phone: 905-528-0039
www.hhhmidrasha.ca

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Hillfield Strathallan College 299 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, Ontario L9C 1G3
Phone: 905-389-1367
www.hsc.on.ca

Elementary
Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Islamic School of Hamilton

1545 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario L8W 3P8
Phone: 905-383-7786
www.ishcanada.com

Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
John Knox Memorial Christian School 795 Highway 8
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5J3
Phone: 905-643-2460
www.nace.ca
Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Kehila Jewish Community Day School 215 Cline Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4A1
Phone: 905-529-7725
Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Lee Academy Private Elementary School 1978 2nd Concession West
Lynden, Ontario L0R 1T0
Phone: 519-647-9772

www.leeacademy.com

Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Living Hope Christian School

908 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8M 1M5
Phone: 905-667-1197
www.findhope.tv/school

Elementary
Secondary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Metropolitan College

146 James Street South
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A2
Phone: 905-529-5000
www.metropolitancollege.com

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
  • international
  • internet/site based
  • learning centre
New Horizons Education Centre 86 Homewood Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 2M4
Phone: 905-525-1234

www.newhorizonseducation.ca

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • Programs/ special need students
Providence Christian School 542 Ofield Road North
Dundas, Ontario L9H 5E2
Phone: 905-627-1411

www.providencecs.ca

Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Rehoboth Christian School P.O. Box 70
198 Inksetter Road
Copetown, Ontario L0R 1J0
Phone: 905-627-5977

www.rehoboth.on.ca

Elementary
Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Southern Ontario College 28 Rebecca Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1B4
Phone: 905-546-1500
www.mysoc.ca

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • international
Strata Montessori Adolescent School 14 Kemp Drive, #2
Dundas, Ontario L9H 2M9
Phone: 905-627-1073
www.stratamontessori.ca

Elementary
Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

  • academic
  • broad based curriculum
Summit College - Hamilton East

247 Centennial Parkway North, #15
Hamilton, Ontario L8E 2X3
Phone: 905-561-7417
www.summitcollege.ca

Secondary
  • programs/ special need students
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum, learning centre
  • vocational/ technical
Tapply Binet College

245 Garner Road West
Ancaster, Ontario L9G 3K9
Phone: 905-648-2737
www.tapplybinetcollege.com

Secondary

Offers credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma

 
Timothy Canadian Reformed School

430 East 25th Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8V 3B4
Phone: 905-385-3953
www.timothyschool.org

Elementary
  • academic
  • broad based curriculum