905-934-8501 349 Niagara Street, St. Catharines, ON L2M 4V9

Message from our Principal


Welcome to Laura Secord Secondary School, a “Triple-A School”
 excelling in the Academics, the Arts and Athletics.

Laura Secord offers its students a complete range of courses at both the Academic and Applied levels in Grades 9 and 10, and at the University, College and “mixed” (University/College) level for Grade 11 and 12 students.  We have what you need to succeed at any post-secondary destination.  Laura Secord is the only school in the DSBN to offer the DNA Performing Arts Program, a unique program designed for students who have a high interest, as well as a demonstrated ability, in the performance aspect of the arts (dance, drama, instrumental/vocal music, visual arts).  We are also home to the “Specialist High Skills Major” (SHSM) program in the area of Arts/Culture.  For further information in either of these two program, check out the Specialist High Skills Major box on Laura Secord’s homepage, or look under the Arts tab on our homepage for information on the DNA Program. 

The staff at Laura Secord are very enthusiastic and dedicated in their commitment to help support the learning needs of their students, and in ensuring their future success.  Our staff is committed to providing our students with a positive secondary school experience and in providing them with growth and educational opportunities as they prepare for their futures.  The result of these combined efforts is an atmosphere in which students are fully engaged and feeling supported in their learning.  Our instructional environment is filled with technology in the classrooms with instructional tools such as interactive whiteboards, tablets, SMARTBoards and computers, as we engage our students and prepare them for future endeavours in post-secondary education and training.  

I invite you to browse our website and get a glimpse of the wonderful activities and learning that occur in our school on a daily basis.  We are a school filled with incredible talent, endless energy and a group of staff and students who continually strive to make Laura Secord the ideal learning environment for your sons/daughters.  As an active and vibrant school, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students in the classroom, on the sports field, and artistically on the stage in vocal/instrumental music as well as in drama and dance. I invite you to all our events. 

The staff and students in our building have truly made Laura Secord their home and they are proud to show it off.  I am very excited to be part of Laura Secord's caring community.

Ruth Hernder, Principal
ruth.hernder@dsbn.org