Grade 7 and 8 students and families are invited to visit their future secondary schools and learn more about HWDSB programs at upcoming Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights!
This important event series is a combination of school and system-based sessions. School sessions listed below take place at secondary schools, and will focus on programming and activities at the specific locations. Details about information nights for specialty programs, which begin in late November 2023, are also included below.
You can use the School Locator to determine your home secondary school and explore the chart below for details about your information night.
Students and families can also learn more about life in secondary school by watching the recording of our Getting Ready for High School Virtual Information Session. Viewers will learn about what to expect in Grade 9, including information about course selection processes and timelines, Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements, system programs at HWDSB and more. Click here to watch the recording, or scroll down to find it below the chart.
Take your time to plan, with your family, so that you can work toward the pathway that will be best for you. At HWDSB, we believe in you, and in the ability of our staff to support you. We look forward to seeing you!
Flyer for school sessions: Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Flyer – School Sessions
Flyer for system sessions: Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Flyer – System Sessions
Click on the school names to visit school websites where you can learn more about secondary schools.
Click on the program names to visit webpages where you can learn more about specialized programs at HWDSB.
|Information Night||Date||Time||Location(s)||Address||Program Flyer|
|French Immersion (Sherwood and Westdale)||Tuesday, November 28, 2023||6 – 7 p.m.||Sherwood and Westdale secondary schools||75 Palmer Road, Hamilton, Ontario L8T3G1 (Sherwood)||French Immersion Info Night|
|Audition-Based Arts Program (Glendale)||Wednesday, November 29, 2023||6 – 8 p.m.||Glendale Secondary School||145 Rainbow Drive, Hamilton, Ontario L8K4G1||Program of the Arts Info Night|
|Self-Paced/Self-Directed Programming (Westmount)||Thursday, November 30, 2023||6 – 8 p.m.||Westmount Secondary School||39 Montcalm Drive, Hamilton, Ontario L9C4B1||Self-Paced Self-Directed Info Night|
Two other HWDSB specialized programs are also hosting information nights this fall: ArtSMART and International Baccalaureate (IB). ArtSMART is open to students starting in Grade 10 and IB is open to students starting in Grade 11. These programs do not offer Grade 9 entry, but Grade 7 and 8 students and families are still invited to learn more.
(Ancaster and Westdale)
ArtSMART Information Night
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
IB Information Night
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
* Families interested in the Bernie Custis virtual meeting should contact the school via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Microsoft Teams invite.