The foundation of Catholic education is strengthened by the vibrant partnership that exists between home, school, and parish. As part of the Diocese of Hamiltonour parishes and our schools work in partnership with parents, as the primary educators of their children. 

At HCDSB, we are proud of our reputation for delivering excellent programs that are rooted in faith, while fostering and energizing Catholic learning communities that are centred on the Gospel values, founded in good instructional practices, and rooted in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.  

In 2018, the Bishops of Ontario released a pastoral letter entitled Renewing the Promise, calling on everyone in our Catholic educational community to be: 

  • a community that accompanies; 
  • a community that builds relationships; 
  • a community that encourages engagement and instils hope; and
  • a community that forms joyful disciples. 

Our Catholic Schools provide students with the skills for achieving academic success, but of equal importance, they also instill in students a life-long commitment to living and working in community.