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Glen Echo is located in East Hamilton. The school was built in 1962. The school serves 320 students from about 15 different language groups. The predominant language spoken is English followed by Serbian and Croatian. We draw students from Strathearne Avenue East through Stoney Creek and from the mountain brow to Lake Ontario. Glen Echo is a dual track school with approximately 50% of our students in French Immersion Classes. Glen Echo shares the same campus with Glen Brae Middle School and Glendale Secondary School. The Umbrella of Family and Child Centres operates a before and after school childcare program at Glen Echo.
In the last few years, the school has emphasized literacy, numeracy and health and safety (Social Skills and our nutrition program). Our school focus is Literacy and as a Professional Learning Community we have been working within the HWDSB Literacy Guidelines to achieve a balanced literacy program in every classroom. In support of this focus, this is our third year as a Literacy Project School. Parental involvement is a critical piece, as well, with our school-wide Take Home Reading Program.
Our dedicated staff, with the help of parent volunteers, provide many extra-curricular activities: cross-country, swim team, track and field, choir, piano, beachball volleyball and benchball. Glen Echo enjoys a healthy partnership with School Council, with everyone working hard to achieve our common goals. We respect and value our diversity.
We believe our students can and will achieve and we fulfill our vision “Helping Each Other to Learn” and “Aider les autres à apprendre”.
These assessments capture performance at a specific point of time each year. The results should be considered together with other school information about student performance in reading, writing and mathematics.