1 King Street West
Stoney Creek, ON

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8am – 4pm
Monday to Friday

LAMA Elementary School

Features small class sizes, where our proprietary curriculums focus on Core Development, while captivating our students’ interest by ensuring we keep the Fun in fundamentals.

LAMA Tutoring Programs

We’re so much more than your average tutoring program! We start with an In-depth Learning Assessment, and build a Personalized Learning Plan.

LAMA Preschool

Offering small class sizes, with a focus on Emergent Literacy and Pre-Mathematic skill development.

The LAMA Difference

Our curriculum is student driven. Educators connect with students, assess their needs and make adjustments daily to ensure no learner is left behind!

Summer Camp

LAMA offers Summer Camp programs July and August for Preschool and Elementary Age Children.  

LITERACY AND MATHEMATICS ACADEMY

The place where students want to be and get excited about learning!

Our customized programs, small class sizes and one on one time allows us to offer differentiated learning that supports your child’s unique learning needs.

Experience the LAMA difference and contact us today to start the conversation about your child’s education.

Important Dates

  • September 7, 2021: First Day of School
  • September 30, 2021: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – School Closed
  • December 20 – 31, 2021: Winter Break – School Closed
  • February 18 & 21, 2022: Family Day Weekend – School Closed
  • March 14 – 18, 2022: March Break – School Closed
  • April 15, 2022: Good Friday – School Closed
  • April 18, 2022: Easter Monday – School Closed
  • June 24, 2022: Last Day of School
  • June 27, 2022: Summer holidays begin

LAMA Programs

Preschool

Fully Licensed
30 months to 3 years old

Offering small class sizes, with a focus on emergent literacy and pre-mathematic skill development, in an interactive environment that is customized to suit the needs of our little learners.

Private Elementary School

JK – Grade 8

Features small class sizes, where our proprietary curriculums focus on core development, while captivating our students’ interest by ensuring we keep the FUN in fundamentals. Our differentiated learning model meets the needs of EVERY student on their terms.

Tutoring Programs

Grade 1 – Grade 12

We are so much more than your average tutoring program! We start with an in-depth learning assessment, and build a personalized learning plan, which gives our students the foundation necessary for academic confidence and success!

AMAZING LOCATION

UNIQUE LEARNING PLATFORMS

FAMILIES & GROWING

What parents say

Sending my daughter to LAMA was one of the best parenting decisions I have made. She has now had 2 summers full of dynamic, safe Camps, and 1 year in the SK program. I cannot express my gratitude to the LAMA team for the support, guidance, and high level of education my daughter is receiving each and every day. As a family joining the school, you become part of a community that is close knit and supportive. The individualized learning is perfectly integrated into the classroom, and they consistently provide ample 'out of the box' learning opportunities including outdoor experiences. I highly recommend this school to anyone who considers alternate options from Public Education.
Heather W.
Heather W.
Amazing place to learn, supportive staff so happy my nephews go here!
Patrick R.
Patrick R.
I've been working at LAMA since September 2020 and the whole experience has been amazing! I love the small classroom sizes as they allow me to connect with each student and focus on their individual needs. We are always looking at ways to keep the learning fun and engaging and I think the smiles on our kids faces when they leave really prove that!! I look forward to another amazing year at LAMA.
Maryann M.
Maryann M.
The LAMA team is passionate, caring and absolutely amazing. The individual attention each child gets, not only in class, but in one-on-one sessions truly makes the difference. Our son has grown so much from attending LAMA academy.
Serena S.
Serena S.
We have literally been part of every aspect of the LAMA program! We started as a tutoring family for our daughter, we were so impressed with the improvement in her confidence that as soon as we saw they offered elementary programming, we had to sign her up! We are just so happy, it is the best decision we have ever made and the changes in our daughter are incredible! The facility is outstanding, they really have learning opportunities everywhere and the team is remarkable! You can feel their passion and the genuine connection they make with their students! We are so proud to be part of the LAMA family! And she is LOVING summer camp!
Georgina N.
Georgina N.
According to our son who is currently a student; The school is stunning, very clean, with tremendous staff and students! Fabulous everything! Best school in Canada! Nothing more positive to say about it! They've changed my life forever and I love going everyday.
Danielle G.
Danielle G.
Great tutoring experience. They were a great help to My son with math and literacy. Also they have great management, very friendly i highly recommend them!
Roada Y.
Roada Y.
I said this to my friends and it needs to be said here. This elementary school is AMAZING and even after COVID my son is never returning to public school!
Hes in a class of 6 with awesome teachers that work on an interest based approach. Hes allowed to have his ASD quirks without being made to feel like hes doing "wrong" and they support them. They also support him socially by recognizing possible friendships that might be budding and creating opportunities for them to flourish. Those who have ASD kiddos know how hard social can be! I am thoroughly impressed, what started as an alternative to public school for him has become his home.
Amanda Snow B.
Amanda Snow B.
My daughter’s have both benefited from French tutoring. The connection with the tutor really assists in learning. As well, my nephew has only positive comments towards his tutor! The extra help, a different voice make a difference in learning.
Darrell Van L.
Darrell Van L.
Guaranteed attention and positive results!
Claudia H.
Claudia H.
The online tutoring through Literacy and Mathematics Academy was a godsend during the shut down of schools last year. My kids loved their tutors and were able to work on areas of growth in an engaging way including French language skills. We were able to continue with tutoring with the online format this year. We are so grateful for this academy!
Heather Van L.
Heather Van L.
Tutoring programs are outstanding at Literacy & Mathematics Academy!!!
LindsayTim C.
LindsayTim C.
My son is a very busy boy, at LAMA, they haven’t tried to change that, they utilize his energy and give us strategies I wouldn’t have considered. They acknowledge his strengths and share them with us, and point out resources to support his weaknesses. The staff here doesn’t just love kids, clearly they are professional educators as well.Thanks LAMA!
Anwar Q.
Anwar Q.
Great place to leave your children (while we're off at work, we have to leave our pride and joys with someone) they get to learn play have fun. Parents get peace of mind knowing that they're well taken care of and loved and learning. 😍
Sarah P.
Sarah P.
Extremely happy with the support which my son has received in a grade 11 & 12 math tutoring. His level of confidence has increased and he’s gone from a B to an A+ student in Math. I also really appreciated that the tutor was specifically selected based on skill, experience and personality - this meant that my son connected really well with his tutor and was extremely comfortable with him.I highly recommend!!
Karen B.
Karen B.
I brought my Granddaughter in for a tour last month and we loved the school. From the brightly colored rooms, to the reading corners, to the amazing writing boards for learning their ABC's and 123's this school had it all. The staff were professional and caring and answered all our questions. The outside natural play area is outfitted to allow the children to discover and learn. We are excited to watch our Granddaughter grow and learn in this wonderful school.
Karen D.
Karen D.
LAMA has been a game changer for our kids. Nicole and her team go above and beyond in their care and individual attention to each of their students. Their motto is "If a child can't learn the way we teach, then we teach the way we they learn." They offer such a level of insight into your child's learning that you can't get anywhere else. Both of my kids are succeeding in ways we never thought possible. LAMA is the BEST!
Juno R.
Juno R.
We tried two other daycares before finding the perfect place for my son. A healthy balance of learning and play. With a small family feeling. Highly recommend !!!
Sarah H.
Sarah H.
Everything about this school and summer camp is a 5 star!! Highly recommend! You won't be disappointed
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
My daughter was struggling with Gr 10 math, and when I asked my Facebook page for moms/dads if they knew of any tutors, they referred us to LAMA. It was the best phone call we ever made, not only for us, but for my daughter. She did great in math, and then she herself asked us if she could go back to LAMA for English. This helped to build her confidence, and here we are now a year later in Gr 11 now and she's just completed her Gr 12 English course with an 84%!!! Special thanks to Nicole for matching our daughter up with the perfect tutors throughout these past 2 years. Your guidance has been a blessing to our family. We now are that family that refers LAMA at every opportunity!
Mary M.
Mary M.
Nicole and her team are wonderful! My son connected really well with his tutor and she got him back at grade level. Super grateful!
Jen H.
Jen H.
Thankful for the continued support - gave me confidence in math!Takes the time to explain what my teachers can’t-
JULIETTE VAN BEUNINGEN (.
JULIETTE VAN BEUNINGEN (.
We were very pleased to find a tutoring service that catered to the specific needs of our child.The staff members are very professional and personable. It was very easy for our daughter to establish an excellent rapport with the owner (Nicole G.) and her tutor. Thank you for your customized approach and for creating such a friendly atmosphere at your academy. -CH-
Ionic Coils S.
Ionic Coils S.
We have utilized the tutoring services for our daughter for the past few years. We have recommended it to many of our friends. Nicole is amazing and is very accomodating. The tutors are wonderful. We have not had any issues and our daughter has had a few different tutors for various subjects. It has been especially helpful during COVID and remote learning. We would highly recommend the tutoring services to anyone!
Rebecca C.
Rebecca C.
Very vulnerable and very helpful, my son loved to work with them
Sandra T.
Sandra T.
The LAMA academy has created an amazing space for children to learn and grow, I have never seen so much progress in children while having actual fun learning at another school then LAMA. This school has also made a creative and emotional safe space, especially during these times when it is crucial! The Literacy and Mathematics Academy is amazing, I can't wait to see what else is to come!
Heather L.
Heather L.
In the formative years of life, there is no better place to learn! The school is comprised of exceptional staff that go well beyond the Ontario Curriculum requirements for the students. Each teacher will dedicate personal time and attention to making sure their students, and all students are thriving. Walking around the school, the sense of community is palpable. We are so happy we found LAMA, and pray they extend to high school in the coming years!!!
Danielle G.
Danielle G.
We can’t say enough about the school that as our son put; “saved his life”. We actually commute 45 minutes a day to send our boys there, and will continue to do so, as there is truly nothing comparable!!The 1:1 teaching opportunities, the child centred curriculum, the staff who goes above and beyond, the small class sizes and world class programming and some of the many reasons we love the school.This school is changing the education game, and we are so thankful we found it!! Our kids love going, the community of parents and students are close knit and the director goes above and beyond for her students.Thank you for teaching our kids in a way they ACTUALLY learn, and keeping normal in a world of crazy!!
Robert H.
Robert H.
My daughter started at LAMA late last year and she absolutely loves it. She looks forward to going to school and loves her teachers. The staff are so friendly, the curriculum is amazing, and the school is so clean.
Victoria M.
Victoria M.
I have been working as a tutor at LAMA since September 2019, and I am amazed by the amount of resources and support the staff receive in order to provide the best quality of education to our students. The rooms are fully equipped with fun and interactive activities that we use to help our students grasp difficult concepts, and Nicole (our supervisor) is constantly searching for ways to improve our sessions. Her enthusiasm is contagious and brightens up the whole environment!We transitioned to online tutoring sessions due to the pandemic, and are able to provide one-on-one interactive lessons to our students to help them cope with the transition to online learning.For university students, LAMA is actually one express bus away from McMaster. All your sessions are in one place and you build your schedule based on your availability. Working here is an incredibly rewarding experience, thanks to a great team. I would highly recommend this academy!
Gwen D
Gwen D
With the abrupt switch to online learning I wasn't confident my son (9 years old, grade 4) was grasping the concepts I was trying to relay through his teachers notes... to be honest, I'm not sure *I* was grasping them either!!!! Working full-time and being thrown into the world of home-school teacher was beyond overwhelming and led to meltdowns (mostly mine). Nicole was recommended to me through a family friend - my son has now been working with Andrew for the last month, two sessions a week, and let me tell you - what a lifesaver! This has taken the pressure off me and ensures that he won't have any gaps when he goes back to school in the fall. In fact, the program was specifically developed in a way that assessed what material he hadn't yet been taught (multiple strike days, absences due to hockey, then the pandemic), and ensures that all the fundamentals of grade 4 math and literacy are reinforced so he is prepared for grade 5.The content is engaging and he always comes to me after a session to talk about what he learned that day. He has even said to me "I wish Andrew was my teacher at school". This has been the perfect way to fill in the gaps, keep his academics up and given me piece of mind that he isn't falling behind because of my own work demands. Highly recommended!
Kaylan E.
Kaylan E.
I've been working at LAMA since Oct 2019 and I thoroughly enjoy working here! I'm happy to say that we are are always looking for ways to improve service delivery so that kids look forward to coming back!
Daniella R.
Daniella R.
My 3 year old daughter is officially a student of this new school. LAMA. She did a few trial days and in that time I have already noticed a difference in her letters and numbers, she is an advanced student and now enjoys going to the academy. In her words " I love learning at the academy"I had my daughter in different daycare settingsIncluding facilities and home daycares. LAMA has step up their game when it comes to education. She is happy and learning so much.The staff here are top notch. Nicole and Allison have gone out of their way to help me with my daughter and some of her medical needs above and beyond I feel comfortable leaving my daughter here knowing that she's been taking care of and supported.Come check this place out. 😘
Sarah Justin B.
Sarah Justin B.
LAMA is exactly what this neighbourhood needed. The location is wonderful, the green space offers endless opportunities for the children to continue their learning in an informal setting, with plenty of space to run free.The staff is world class. They keep a steady routine to help the kids transition seamlessly, as it isn't easy for most kids in new environments.The classrooms are bright, spacious and thoughtfully designed, allowing organic learning opportunities; and plenty of space for the kids to play independently and with their peers.The director of the centre is approachable and just one of those genuine people, who are a pleasure to know. It’s obvious that she’s committed to providing an enriching experience for her students, and takes great pride in watching them flourish!!I really can’t say enough wonderful things about this school. The programs, cleanliness, staff and experiences are significantly richer than any other nursery school I have toured; and we are so thrilled that they offer before and after school care; as well as tutoring which we can use as our children grow.
Danielle H.
Danielle H.
This preschool has it all! Bright welcoming staff, beautiful rooms and a stellar curriculum to boot. My little one didn’t want to leave. I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for quality childcare for their children.
Bethany C.
Bethany C.
Where do I begin?Literacy & Mathematics Academy was recommended to us by a friend after we saw our son struggling (to the point of tears) with the online learning program in the Public School system during the Covid lock down. We knew if we didn’t help him, his love of learning would just be met with frustration and soon enough he would just give up.A simple message explaining the situation to them was met with encouragement, assistance and immediate action. An assessment was done, and a plan was put in place for our sons’ specific needs and concerns along with placing the perfect teacher that would promote the best learning environment for him.After only 1 online lesson we could see his excitement return for learning and right away knew we had made the right decision.We can’t say enough positives about the Program that they teach and how they deliver it. They are not bound to one way of teaching and find what works best for the individual student. Knowing our son is happy and wanting to learn is the best feeling any parent could ask for. We look forward to continued learning and success while working with The Literacy & Mathematics Academy.
Sarah B.
Sarah B.
LAMA is the place to be. We really like the summer camp, every car ride home is a new story. Great name too!
Kyle S.
Kyle S.
Amazing! I have never met staff more engaged and passionate about the success of children. So fortunate to have my son attend full time. I had my own concerns about his transition but everyone was so involved and welcoming. It is amazing to see how quickly he adapted, built confidence and improved in such a short amount of time. Now I have a child who looks forward to school everyday, wanting to be the first one there and the last one to leave! Thank you Nicole and LAMA staff for putting the fun back into learning.
Shelby C.
Shelby C.
My daughter started preschool in LAMA; a regular combined JK/SK setting but within a week Nicole & Danielle reached out and mentioned that the 4 yr olds seem to struggle around the 5 yr olds, so they're separating them into 2 smaller classes to make sure everyone gets the attention they need, even made sure she handled the transition to a new homeroom teacher smoothly, she actually adores both Ms.Paula and Ms.Danielle right now, she can't name a favorite!The staff is quite dynamic in dealing with situations and constantly rise up to find solutions that work for everyone.My daughter loves going to school, always tells me new interesting facts that she learned & points out new books they read. She walked into that school a very shy 3.9 years old child and is now a self-proclaimed "leader"!PS. When she asked them if they can have a pj day, they Actually made sure that day was implemented just for her!! How wonderful is that staff??
Mais M.
Mais M.
My son started at LAMA in LAMA Leaders Sept 2020 and went from crying daily at drop off to absolutely loving it. He looks forward to going to school and loves her teachers and Miss Nicole.I would absolutely recommend LAMA to parents seeking quality childcare and curriculum for their children.
Sara L.
Sara L.
We sent both of our children to LAMA and couldn’t be happier. The school is professional and courteous, and they genuinely care for all of the children. We have seen remarkable increases in the skills and abilities in both children. The teachers and ownership are all wonderful people. Please keep up the incredible work, your doing a wonderful job with our future leaders! 10/10 highly recommended.
James C.
James C.
my grandson went from having marks so low that he couldn't be graded to A's and B's. Everyday when I pick him up he tells me how much he loves the school. They challenge him and encourage him to do more. He loves how they listen to him and embrace his needs as well as praise his abilities. I hope by the time he is ready for high school that they have started a high school program for him to continue
catherine A.
catherine A.
The staff at LAMA are the most amazing team of educators. They are passionate, caring, and always go above and beyond to ensure they foster each and every mind in their school. They recognize every child is unique with different learning styles and abilities. They take the time to get to know the child and parents to help support the child on their learning journey.Nicole and the management team are always available for a call. Nicole takes the time to listen to the parents and provides feedback on ways to to support the child at home and in school.My son has taken great strides in his writing, phonics, math, and overall passion for learning.Thank you team LAMA!!!!!
serena S.
serena S.

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