Glendale Secondary School is located in the east end of Hamilton, Ontario, near Stoney Creek. It shares a large treed block with the new Viola Desmond K-8 elementary school. A large city park and recreational sports fields are adjacent to the schools.
Glendale has an enrollment of just over one thousand students with approximately 18 percent registered as English Language Learners. There are more than 50 languages spoken in the school and more than 50 percent of students speak a language other than English in their homes.
Glendale is a composite secondary school offering a full range of programs to meet the needs of its diverse student community. Glendale runs Pathways programs in a number of subject areas that prepare students for all possible destinations including expanded Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) in Transportation, Non-Profit, Business and Arts & Culture, programming for students with Autism, and many other student learning options designed to help every Glendale student reach his or her full potential.
Glendale is home to the HWDSB Audition-Based Program of the Arts and Strings Program, two very robust programs that have students enrolled from within the Hamilton area and beyond.
Glendale has a full range of co-curricular activities in athletics and clubs. The school runs a nutrition program and a walk-in closet.
A wide range of transition activities with our associate schools allow grade 8 students many opportunities to get to know Glendale. Transition supports for grade 9 students include a connection to at least one caring adult at Glendale and connecting each new student with a senior peer mentor.