The Philosophy of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is to meet the needs of all children and to develop the fullness of humanity in a Catholic Community. All students, regardless of special talents or challenging needs can grow and they can grow best by attending their neighbourhood schools, along with their brothers and sisters.
Every child with challenging needs requires a sense of belonging; every child needs reasonable and realistic success and every child requires concern for his or her dignity as a person. The child is not served by sympathy or sentimentality. Exceptional pupils share with their fellow pupils the responsibility to demonstrate acceptable behaviour and to strive for total growth and development.
It is the responsibility of each individual who instructs children to foster growth. No handicap, however severe, no learning deficit, however persistent, should discourage our efforts. No special gift is to be neglected. All human and material resources must be used to meet the needs of the pupil. Provision of programs and services in our schools is governed by principles of inclusion, normalization and personalization.