Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
90 Mulberry Street
, Ontario, L8N 3R9
Coordinates43°15′47″N 79°52′14″W / 43.26303°N 79.87055°W / 43.26303; -79.87055Coordinates: 43°15′47″N 79°52′14″W / 43.26303°N 79.87055°W / 43.26303; -79.87055
District information
TypeSchool board
MottoBelieving, Achieving, Serving
  • 1855; 167 years ago (1855)
  • 1969 (amalgamation)
  • 1998 (present form)
Chair of the boardPatrick J. Daly
Director of educationDavid Hansen[2]
Governing agencyMinistry of Education
BudgetCA$387 million[1]
Students and staff
Students29,728 (2021)
Staff3,392 (2021)
Athletic conferenceHamilton-Wentworth Catholic Athletic Association (HWCAA)[3]
Colours   Blue and orange
Other information
Map of Ontario with pin showing location of board office
Board office
Location of board office

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) is the Catholic school board for the city of Hamilton, which includes the former Wentworth County. It currently operates 49 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools, along with one continuing education school.


The Hamilton Separate School Board (HSSB) was established in 1855 and the seven other boards were formed for the next 114 years in Wentworth County. In 1969, the boards became known as the Hamilton-Wentworth Roman Catholic Separate School Board (HWRCSSB).[4]

Following the Ontario government's passage of the Fewer School Boards Act of 1997, the HWRCSSB became the English-language Separate District School Board No. 47 in 1998 and was renamed to the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) in 1999. French language schools operated by its francophone unit, the Le conseil des écoles séparées catholiques romaines de Hamilton-Wentworth became part of French-language Separate District School Board No. 58, which later became the Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud.[4]

The school board currently operates 57 schools.[5]


Continuing Education Centre

Secondary schools

Elementary schools

The following schools in the school board offer French immersion:


The HWCDSB consists of 9 trustees elected from wards across the City of Hamilton. These wards either match or are the combination of multiple municipal wards for council elections. Trustees are elected for a four-year term during each municipal election. The last election for trustees was held on October 22, 2018. The next election for trustees will be held on October 24, 2022.

Catholic school trustees are expected to advance the goal of Catholic education, participate in their parish, and "provide support, encouragement and prayer for the efforts of all persons engaged in the ministry of Catholic Education", in accordance with the HWCDSB's Trustee Code of Conduct.[6]

Ward Trustee Ward Name
Wards 1, 2, & 15 Mark Valvasori West Hamilton-Flamborough
Wards 3 & 4 Tyler Iorio Hamilton Centre/East
Ward 5 Aldo D'Intino Red Hill
Ward 6 Joseph Baiardo East Mountain
Ward 7 Patrick J. Daly Jr. Central Mountain
Ward 8 & 14 John Valvasori West Mountain
Wards 9 & 11 Louis Agro Upper Stoney Creek-Glanbrook
Ward 10 Mary Nardini Lower Stoney Creek
Wards 13 & 14 Phil Homerski Ancaster-Dundas
Student Trustee Isabella Micci All Students
Student Trustee Katrina Matthew All Students

See also


  1. ^ "2021-2022 Budget Estimates". June 22, 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "New Director of Education to head up HWCDSB". Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Archived from the original on November 23, 2018. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "Athletic Association Constitution & Forms". Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Archived from the original on April 10, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "History". www.hwcdsb.ca. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Printable School List - 2021/2022". 2021. Retrieved March 7, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Trustee Code of Conduct". Retrieved January 13, 2021.