The Ultimate Guide to the Best Schools in Hamilton, Ontario: Where Education Meets Excellence

Matthew Kelly | eXp Realty 
Oct 15, 2022

Best Schools in Hamilton Ontario [Elementary & High School]

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Hey There, Future Hamiltonians! 🌟

So, you’re thinking about making Hamilton your new home, huh? Or maybe you’re already a proud Hamiltonian looking to level up your family’s education game. Either way, you’re in the right spot! Today, we’re diving into the crème de la crème of Hamilton schools. And hey, if you’re serious about making the move, don’t forget to grab my FREE Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit. It’s packed with all the insider tips you need to make Hamilton your forever home. Alright, let’s get to it!

Public Elementary Schools: Where Little Minds Grow Big 🌱

1. Mountainview Junior Public School - Score: 9.0

  • Location: Mountain View Neighborhood
  • Grades: JK to 6

👉 Why It’s a Gem: Nestled in the scenic Mountain View Neighborhood, this school is the Harvard of Hamilton elementary schools. With a score of 9.0, it’s the top dog, the big cheese, the…well, you get it.

2. Sir William Osler Public Elementary School - Score: 7.5

  • Location: Dundas
  • Grades: JK to 8

👉 Why It’s a Keeper: If you’re all about that bilingual life, Sir William Osler offers both English and French streams. Oui, that’s right!

3. Frank Panabaker North School - Score: 7.4

  • Location: Ancaster
  • Grades: JK to 6

👉 Why It’s a Must-See: This school is like the Swiss Army knife of education—versatile and reliable. English or French, take your pick!

4. Spring Valley Elementary School - Score: 7.0

  • Location: Ancaster
  • Grades: JK to 8

👉 Why It’s a Hotspot: Formerly CH Bray School, Spring Valley is the new kid on the block, and it’s already turning heads with its state-of-the-art facilities.

5. Gatestone Public Elementary School - Score: 6.7

  • Location: Stoney Creek
  • Grades: JK to 8

👉 Why It’s Worth a Visit: Stoney Creek, represent! This school is the neighborhood’s pride and joy, offering both English and French immersion.

Catholic Elementary Schools: Where Faith Meets Fundamentals 🙏

1. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Elementary School - Score: 8.5

  • Location: Mountain View Neighborhood
  • Grades: Pre-K to 8

👉 Why It’s Heavenly: This school is so close to Mountainview Junior Public School, they’re practically siblings. And with a score of 8.5, it’s the angel on top of the Catholic school Christmas tree.

2. St. Ann Catholic Elementary School - Score: 8.3

  • Location: Ancaster
  • Grades: Pre-K to 8

👉 Why It’s a Classic: St. Ann’s has been around since 1953, making it the granddaddy of quality Catholic education in Ancaster.

3. The Three Musketeers - Score: 8.1

  • Martin of Tour, St. Augustine, Guardian Angels

👉 Why They’re the Triple Threat: These three schools are like the Destiny’s Child of Catholic education—each one is fabulous in its own right.

High Schools: Where Futures Take Flight 🚀

1. Bishop Tonnos Catholic High School - Score: 7.6

  • Location: Ancaster

👉 Why It’s the Head Honcho: If Catholic high school education had a king, Bishop Tonnos would be sitting on the throne.

2. Orchard Park Public High School - Score: 7.4

  • Location: Stoney Creek

👉 Why It’s a Powerhouse: Orchard Park is the go-to for Stoney Creek families looking for a robust academic setting.

3. Westmount Public High School - Score: 7.3

  • Location: On the Mountain

👉 Why It’s a Star: Perched on the Mountain, Westmount offers a panoramic view of educational excellence.

The Big Leagues: Universities and Colleges 🎓

McMaster University

  • Global Ranking: Top 100
  • Canadian Ranking: Top 4

👉 Why It’s a Big Deal: From its world-class academics to its vibrant student life, McMaster is the full package. I should know—I spent five glorious years there!

Mohawk College

  • Canadian Ranking: 85th
  • Specialty: Top 10 in Ontario for applied sciences

👉 Why It’s a Contender: Mohawk is the underdog that packs a punch, especially if you’re into applied sciences.

The Best Neighborhoods for School-Seekers 🏡

  • Ancaster: The educational mecca of Hamilton.
  • The Mountain: Especially the Mountainview area.
  • Stoney Creek: A perfect blend of top-ranking schools.
  • Dundas: A hidden gem.
  • Waterdown: The up-and-comer.

Wrapping It Up 🎁

So there you have it, folks! Hamilton is more than just the waterfall capital of the world; it’s a place where education thrives. And hey, if you’re ready to make the move, don’t forget to download my FREE Hamilton Home Buyers Starter Kit. It’s your one-stop-shop for all things Hamilton, from schools to neighborhoods and beyond.

Got questions? Feel free to shoot me a message. Until then, happy school (and home) hunting! 🏫🏡🌟

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