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Empire’s Report Card: Lush Schools

Schools play a major role in the growth of your family, and are often one of the most important considerations when buying a new home. To help our homeowners in Stoney Creek navigate their way through the new school options available to their growing families, we’ve put together this guide on all things education.

In our experience, nothing compares to an actual visit. Sometimes reports and stats don’t take into account the amazing teachers and staff or overall atmosphere of a school. At the end of the day different kids connect with different environments and what works for one family might be different for the next. Spend the time visiting, meeting and talking to families who already attend the school and use our info as a launching point to find the school that’s right for you. If you’re planning on visiting each school, which we highly recommend, use our handy map to plan your research.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Our Lush community fall under the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB). Here’s everything you need to know about your school options, including size, extra curricular activities and sports. You can use the HWDSB’s Distance Calculator to help you determine walking or driving distances between your home and the different school options listed below.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (public and Catholic)

Billy Green Elementary School

  • Address: 1105 Paramount Drive Hamilton, L8J1W2
  • Phone: (905) 573-3505
  • Principal: Brandon Berketa
  • Size: 480 students
  • Grade Range: JK-Gr8
  • Distance from Victory/Lush: 6 minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Go Girls Club, Yearbook, Student Council, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football, Swimming, Kindergarten Language and Literacy in the Classroom (KLLIC), Empower Reading, Library Bookworm Reading Program,
  • French: N/A
  • Child Care: Part-Time, Before School & After School run by the Y.M.C.A.
  • EQAO: View EQAO Results
  • Sports: Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football, Swimming
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

Tapleytown Elementary School

  • Address: 390 Mud St. E. Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3C6
  • Phone: (905) 662-2297
  • Principal: Doug Dunford
  • Size: approximately 500 students
  • Grade Range: JK-Gr8
  • Distance from Victory/Lush: 7 minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: Peer Mediation, Choir, Recorder Club, Volleyball, Floor Hockey, Track and Field, Cross Country and a number of literacy programs and clubs.
  • French: N/A
  • Child Care: No
  • EQAO: View EQAO Results

 

The Catholic School system is also an option. Lush & Victory are part of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and have the following available options for Catholic School education.

St. Paul Catholic Elementary School (View More)

  • Address: 24 Amberwood St Stoney Creek, ON , L8J2H9
  • Phone: (905) 578-2117
  • Principal: Mr. Jim Vandenbosch
  • Size: 400 students
  • Grade Range: JK – Grade 8
  • Distance from Victory: 6 minute drive
  • Extra Curricular:
  • French: N/A
  • Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Ice Hockey, Wrestling, Flag Football, Track & Field
  • Class Size: N/A
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes

 

FRENCH IMMERSION

There are also a number of French Immersion schools within the boundaries of Lush and Victory to choose from.

Grades 1-8

École Élémentaire Michaëlle Jean (More Info)

Address: 2121 Highway # 56 Binbrook, L0R1C0

Distance from Lush/Victory: 9 minute drive

Phone: (905) 692-5436

Principal: Biljana Arsovic

Grades 9-10

Sherwood (More Info)

Address: 25 High Street Hamilton, L8T3Z4

Distance from Lush/Victory: 13 minute drive

Phone: (905) 383-3377

Principal: Beth Woof

Grades 11-12

Westdale (More Info)

Address: 700 Main Street West Hamilton, L8S1A5

Distance from Lush/Victory: 20 minute drive

Phone:(905) 522-1387

Principal:Michelle Visca

 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School (View More)

  • Address: 1824 Rymal Road E. Hannon, ON, L0R 1P0
  • Phone: (905) 573-2151
  • Principal: Emidio Piccioni
  • Size: 1,500 +
  • Grade Range: 9 – 12
  • Distance from Lush/Victory:  9 minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: D.R.E.A.M.S Program (Dominican Republic Education and Medical Support), Robotics Team
  • French: N/A
  • Sports: Basket Ball, Soccer, Wrestling, Volleyball, Swimming, Football
  • Class Size: 20 – 30

Salt‑fleet High School  (View More)

  • Address: 108 Highland Road West Stoney Creek, Ontario L8J2T2
  • Phone: 905.573.3000
  • Principal: Kevin Graham
  • Size: 1,225
  • Grade Range: Grade 9- 12
  • Distance from Lush/Victory:  4 minute drive
  • Extra Curriculars: DECA, Drama Club, Band Choir, Guitar Club, Electronics Club, Fully operational Observatory, Habitat For Humanity, Landscape projects for Nursing Homes in the area
  • French: N/A
  • Sports: Rugby, basketball, Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Swim Team, Waterpolo, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Track & Field, Badminton, Golf
  • Class Size: 20 – 30

 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an educational program offering international education opportunities encouraging students to value lifelong learning and develop intercultural understanding and respect. The program is offered in the HWDSB at Ancaster and Westdale Secondary Schools as a two-year program from grades 11-12. Residents of Lush and Victory fall into the IB Boundary pertaining to Westdale. Find out more about the IB program here.

 

OUT OF CATCHMENT EDUCATION

‘Out of Catchment’ attendance is an option as well. This means that you choose to enroll your child in a school other than one in your attendance boundary. This can be for reasons of preference, convenience or programs offered, as long as the rationale for the request is stated to the receiving school via this Request Form. Note that not all schools accept out of catchment students due to availability and space. You can see the list of schools in the HWDSB open to out of catchment students here. Be sure to inquire about transportation options when as well, as transportation may not be provided.