9:15 AM - 3:35 PM
Michael Castellani - 905-575-1535 | Email
SuperintendentLaura Romano - 905.527.5092 x 2622 | E-mail Laura Romano
TrusteeBecky Buck - 905.515.2367 | E-mail Becky Buck
Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
65 Hester Street, Hamilton ON L9A 2N3
Phone Number: (905) 575-1535
Fax Number: (905) 575-8136
Mrs. Foster (am)
Ridgemount School continues to be a very transient school with many students moving in and out over the summer. We also continue to have a large number of our students coming from lower income homes in subsidized housing and many from single parent families. The biggest change in our population is the number of ESL students (or families) that now attend our school. We have many students who have recently joined us from various non-English countries around the world. At Ridgemount we also have several students that receive assistance from the Learning Resource Centre many of them deemed exceptional. Ridgemount School is a school with a diverse – and involved community.
Student Sucess Supports
- Adult Volunteering for Reading with students
- Book Fairs
- Literacy Teacher
- Student “Peacemakers”
- ESL support
- Itinerant piano program
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Green Team (Environment)
Before/After School Program Or Activities
- First Base
Our School Plan
- We have a curriculum focus of Literacy in the Early years. The staff of the school from Junior Kindergarten to grade six supports the need for early intervention to develop a love of reading and writing, as it is a life skill that is required, to be successful. In-service and feed back from Board in-service occurs at each of the staff meetings and team meetings. In-service also occurs from the Literacy teacher who is assigned to the school 0.5.
- Language improvement for new Canadians is an identified area of focus. Many of our families have little to no knowledge of English a language and it is our responsibility to improve communication skills. Ridgemount’s ESL teacher in-services staff on how to integrate ESL strategies into daily lessons.
Parent & Community Involvment
Ridgemount School plays and important role in the local community. Every spring Ridgemount School is the host of a Garage Sale on the front lawn of the school facing Hester Street. Open House in the spring is always an event as the community is welcomed to enter and share in the celebration of Literacy at the school level. Our school has a reputation of giving back to the community and many fund raising events are held to support many of our local and international charities such as: The Terry Fox Foundation, Red Cross and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Every year our students and community contribute generously to the Neighbour to Neighbour food drive.
Ridgemount’s School Council is made up of 20 members including the following: sixteen parents, three staff members and one administrator. Parents are very involved in volunteering in the classroom, supporting the Literacy program. Parent volunteers support the library on a daily basis and help on educational class trips. Parents are heavily involved in fundraising to make technological and literacy more readily available to the individual student and on other School Council endeavors. School Council generously gives support to various fund raising themes to support those in need.