Fred A. Hamilton Public School
Address: 160 Ironwood Road, Guelph, Ontario N1G 3R4
Phone Number: 519-836-0080
Fax Number: 519-836-6027
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Instructional Hours: 8:45am – 3:05pm
School Website: www.ugdsb.ca/FAHamilton/
Student Transportation: www.stwdsts.ca
Principal: Jane Bibby
Office Co-ordinator: Franca Manni
Superintendent: Cheryl Van Ooteghem
Trustee: Mark Bailey
School Council: Mike Poulin and Laura Kelly
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 running as a single track JK-6 French Immersion Centre. The school is currently known as L’École Fred A. Hamilton.
The school is named after a famous 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 retired as Director of Education for the Lincoln County Board of Education and returned to Guelph where he 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. We are privileged to be the school that bears his name.