Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cassandra School No. 445 (Municipality of Lorne)

Cassandra School District was formed in July 1885 and a school opened in the Beaconsfield district, in the southeast quarter of 36-6-10 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Municipality of Lorne, in the fall of 1887. This one-room frame structure housed classes for grades one to nine. In 1948, a new modern frame school replaced the previous one, remaining open until 1958 when it merged into Treherne Consolidated School No. 537. The school building was moved to Treherne where, for a couple of years, it was used as a school in place of one which had burned. It was then purchased for a private residence. This cairn, erected in 1998 and dedicated at a ceremony on 9 August 1998, commemorates the students and teachers, pioneers, trustees, and inspectors of Cassandra School.

Cassandra School

Cassandra School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-1, page 58.

Cassandra School commemorative monument

Cassandra School commemorative monument (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Cassandra School commemorative monument

Cassandra School commemorative monument (August 2022)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.51791, W98.69164
denoted by symbol on the map above


One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2022

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