Hamilton has free public schools from kindergarten to grade 12. Many schools provide extra supports to help newcomer children adapt to schooling in Canada. Some public schools, postsecondary institutions and newcomer serving organizations provide language classes to learn English or French.
If you would like to pursue postsecondary education in a university or college in Ontario, you may be eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) to cover the cost of your education as well as living expenses while studying.
Alternative education program for Aboriginal students wishing to continue their education, in a culturally appropriate learning environment, but not currently attending a secondary school. Aims is to shorten the gap of Aboriginal student’s dropout rates within the mainstream school system.
This program is a partnership between the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre.
Catholic elementary schools for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. They offer education using a standard curriculum set by the Ministry of Education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
Offers post-secondary education in faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science, Social Science, the DeGroote School of Business, and the School of Graduate Studies.
McMaster University is partnered with Mohawk College and Conestoga College to offer collaborative combined degree and diploma programs.
Also offers secondary services for international students, indigenous students, accessibility, special needs services, and the student wellness centre.
Individuals age 65 or older can receive free tuition. Anyone can apply to enroll as a listener or auditor to attend classes without receiving grades or credit.
Student Services provides services such as:
Centre for Aviation Technology located at Hamilton International Airport. Student capacity is limited to 350 people. One of several permanent training sites through Mohawk College. Offering the following programs:
Tuition-free college programming offered in community spaces. Programs include credit courses, workshops, speaker series, and college services. Maximum of two City School College credits per person. Visit website for details.
Offers post-secondary academic and vocational training. Offers full-time studies, part-time studies, apprenticeship, continuing education, diploma and collaborative degree levels. Cooperative education and experiential learning give students hand-on experiences.
Contact the Discovery Centre (Fennel Campus) to learn about:
Hamilton residents elect a board of 15 trustees who establish policies and direction of the school board. A list of current trustees is available on the HWDSB website.