Education

LA SALLE ACADEMY

La Salle Academy, named after the founder of the Christian Brotherhood, was a leading educational institution in Ottawa for decades as a non-denominational French language school. Providing education at both primary and secondary levels, it welcomed students from the Irish and French Catholics, as well as Protestants.   Although the Academy faced challenges and even …

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JOCKVALE SCHOOL

Teacher Margaret McGrath and pupils at S.S. No. 10 (Jockvale), circa 1889. Source: Bruce Elliott, The City Beyond: A History of Nepean, Birthplace of Canada’s Capital, 1792-1990 (Nepean: Corporation of the City of Nepean, 1991). Since the Jockvale schoolhouse first opened in 1841, it has functioned as a community gathering space in Barrhaven. It began life …

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