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Bell Times

8:50 AM - 3:10 PM


Steven Johnston - 905-527-1439 | Email


Nicole Lee - 905.527.5092 x 2673 | E-mail Nicole Lee


Sabreina Dahab - 365.889.2969 | E-mail Sabreina Dahab

School Council Chair

C. Norton

Administrative Office Staff

  • Mrs. K. Mason – Office Administrator

Our School

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 many diverse backgrounds.

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 Rotary Club and a variety of community groups. The work that they do supports the philosophy that “It takes a village to raise a child”.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • A daily snack program
  • Mentors from Big Brothers and Big Sisters Associations
  • SWIS Workers from the YMCA
  • Public Health Nurse from the City of Hamilton

Before/After School Program or Activities

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Band
  • Choir (Primary & Junior)
  • Cooking Club

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • We have a strong focus on Literacy and Numeracy and all staff is committed to delivering a strong program based on phonetic awareness and number sense. We have the support of a Reading Specialist and a Math Facilitator.
  • Our special education teachers and E.S.L teachers support our students in developing English Language skills and learning skills strategies necessary for maximizing each student’s learning.

Environment Focus

  • The HWDSB’s Code of Conduct guides us as we build a culture of respect so that all staff, students and volunteers welcome and embrace our multi-cultural student population at Hess Street. Respect and problem solving are modeled and explored through daily interactions and the curriculum. We will continue to work to create an awareness, acceptance and celebration of our cultural similarities and differences, customs and beliefs so that we can all feel safe and accepted as we work and learn together.
Updated on Thursday, February 01, 2024.
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