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Empire’s Report Card: Summerlea Woods Schools

Tags: Binbrook, 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 Summerlea Woods homeowners in the Binbrook area navigate their way through their new school options, we’ve put together this guide on all things education. If you’re planning on visiting each school, which we highly recommend, use our handy map to plan your research.

 

SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Our Summerlea Woods community in Binbrook falls under the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Here’s everything you need to know about the school options, including size, extra-curricular activities and sports.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Bellmoore Public School

  • Address: 35 Pumpkin Pass, Binbrook, L0R 1C0
  • Phone: 905-692-5435
  • Grade Range: JK – Gr8
  • Regular School Day: 8:30 AM – 2:50 PM
  • Principal: Mr. Kevin Heer
  • Distance from Summerlea Woods: 4 minutes
  • Full-Day Kindergarten: Yes
  • School Size: 680 Students
  • Athletics: Cross Country, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, 3-Pitch (Grades 6-8 Only)
  • Child Care: Morning and Evening Extended Care is Available, Finacial Aid for these programs is also available by application process.

 

Secondary School

Saltfleet Secondary School

  • Address: 108 Highland Road West, Stoney Creek, L8J 2T2
  • Phone: 905-573-3000
  • Grade Range: Gr9 – Gr12
  • Regular School Day: 8:05 AM – 2:35 PM
  • Principal: Ms. Christine Nicolaides
  • Distance from Summerlea Woods: 12 minutes
  • School Size: Approximately 1200 Students
  • Extra Curriculars: DECA, Student Parliament Opportunities, School Play, Student-Run Newspaper, Bands, Multicultural Club
  • Athletics: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey, Water Polo, Badminton, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Class Size: 20-30 Students per class

 

FRENCH Immersion:

Ecole Elementaire Michaelle Jean

  • Address: 2121 Provincial Route 56, Binbrook, L0R 1C0,
  • Phone: 905-692-5436
  • Grade Range: Gr1 – Gr8
  • Regular School Day: 8:50 AM – 3:10 PM
  • Principal: Biljana Arsovic
  • Distance from Summerlea Woods: 4 minutes
  • School Size: 125 Students
  • Child Care: Available

 

Catholic School:

St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School, pertaining to the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

  • Address: 200 Windwood Dr, Binbrook, ON L0R 1C0
  • Phone: (905) 523-2316
  • Grade Range: JK – Gr8
  • Regular School Day: 8:55 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Principal: Ms. Flora Nordoff
  • Distance from Summerlea Woods: 4 minutes
  • Extra Curriculars: Student Council Opportunities,
  • Athletics: Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball

 

out of boundary Education

Normally a student attends the school located within the boundary where they reside. It is important that boundaries are adhered to whenever possible and that there is consistency across the system, however principals have the ability to take into account special considerations that would allow students to cross boundaries. To request out of boundary education, you can use the forms found here. Please note that approval is at the discretion of the Principal.

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.