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Hess Street Public School is located in the downtown core, in close proximity to Hamilton’s waterfront and many of Hamilton’s cultural and business facilities.  The school has served this area since 1882.  The original building was replaced in 1974.  The school has a diverse ethnic and cultural population, with students from over thirty countries, speaking over thirty-five different languages.

Some of our students come directly from refugee camps and have no formal education.  Many of our households are led by single parents, with almost half of our families working to rise above the designated poverty level.  Our teachers, students and parents value the educational opportunities available and work hard to maximize these opportunities.   We receive support from community partnerships formed with The Hamilton Spectator, The Rotary Club, local churches and a variety of community groups.  The work that they do supports the philosophy that “It takes a village to raise a child”.

Safe Arrival Policy  As part of the Safe Arrival Policy, we ask that all parents/guardians notify the school if their child/children will be late or absent.  Please contact the office at 905.527.1439.


Updated on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.
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