Fred A. Hamilton Public School officially opened in September of 1990, offering a single track English program to its surrounding community. With changes to French Immersion attendance boundaries in 2011, the status of the school changed and it is now a single track K-6 French Immersion Centre. The school is currently known as École Fred A. Hamilton.
The School is named after Guelph educator, Dr. Frederick Albert Hamilton. He was raised on a farm near Fergus, Ontario and attended a one room elementary school in Erin Township. Dr. Hamilton graduated from Fergus District High School and received his degrees from Queen’s University and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Hamilton became an important figure in this area. He taught Latin and Greek at Guelph Collegiate and later became Principal. He went on to become Guelph’s Director of Education and Chief Inspector of Schools; a position he held until he was nearly 60. Dr. Hamilton rounded out his career as an elected Trustee and Chairman of the Wellington County Board of Education.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hamilton served the community in many ways. In addition to his work in education, he was an enthusiastic curler and co-founder of the National School Boy Curling Association. He was an active member of many organizations, clubs and committees at local and provincial levels.
School Colours / Mascot
The school colours for L’École Fred A. Hamilton are blue, white and red. Our school mascot is the Husky.