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In Hamilton's historic North End, St. Lawrence School is a Catholic school community of children, parents, educators, and support staff who all strive for excellence as they support community partnerships to make St. Lawrence a place where gospel values are clearly evident. This neighbourhood in an urban village wedged between Hamilton harbour, the city's industrial core, and the C.N.R. railway line which separates it from the rest of the city. The area has continuously welcomed new arrivals to this country over the course of the past century.

In the fall of 2008, St. Lawrence had acquired the special ministry funded program aptly named, "The Parenting and Family Literacy Center", which continues to actively support the interactive learning of both caregiver and the child, and continues to be a favourite with our adult supporters. The center is open to children from ages of one month to six years who are accompanied by a parent, grandparent or designated caregiver, and will work within the center to learn how to actively implement Literacy and Numeracy skills in a "play-based" learning environment.

Our school is also only one of two Catholic schools in Hamilton to successfully pilot the "Green Bin Program," an extension of our Eco-School initiative which includes recycling of the usual items and the less usual computer/printer ink cartridge recycling. Our Eco team has been very active in supporting greenery efforts on school grounds and within our local community. It is through the excellent work of our Eco team that helped to culminate a Platinum ministry certification rating for our school.