Historic Sites of Manitoba: Miami Collegiate / Miami School (Miami, RM of Thompson)

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This school building at Miami in the Rural Municipality of Thompson was built in 1961 to host high school students in the Midland School Division. During the 1960s, it was known alternatively as Midland Collegiate at Miami, using the same nomenclature as other collegiates in the division. In 1963, a one classroom addition was designed by the architectural firm of Ward and Macdonald.

It remained Miami Collegiate through the 1980s and, after the Miami Elementary School closed, all local education was consolidated here. It was renamed Miami School.




Before 1961

See Miami School


Joseph Watson Kachor (1923-1985)


Grenville Warren Scott (1928-1988)


David Edwin “Dave” Simpkin (?-1987)


Donald James Alexander (1932-2009)




Frank Elias


Among the other teachers at Miami Collegiate was Frank Elias (1967-1994).



Before 1961

see Miami School


Donald James Alexander (grade 11), William John Fraser (grade 9), Joseph Watson Kachor (grade 12), Gloria Celestine Lindsey (grade 9), Raoul Joseph McKay (grade 10)


Donald James Alexander (grade 11), Florence Mary Brooks (grade 10), Barbara Criddle (grade 11), Enid Kathleen Currie (grade 10), Joseph Watson Kachor (grade 12), Louis Randall Tull (grade 9)


Donald James Alexander (grade 11), Barbara Criddle (grade 11), Enid Kathleen Currie (grade 10), John Penner (grade 9), William Gil Ryall (grade 9), Glennis Wayne Scott (grade 12)


Donald James Alexander (grade 11), Stephen Spencer “Spence” Bell (grade 9), Samuel “Sam” Donen (grade 10, August-December), David Conrad Froese (grade 10), Ernest Joseph Oscar Molgat (grade 10, January-June), John Penner (grade 11), Glennis Wayne Scott (grade 12)


Donald James Alexander (grade 12), Christine Eleanor Cassels (grade 11), Eileen Osnach (grade 10), John Penner (grade 11), Abe George Rempel (grade 9)


Donald James Alexander (grade 12), Frank Elias (grade 11), David Friesen (grade 9), Mary Hanuschuk (grade 10), Judith May Hemminger (grade 9), June Victoria Kostick (grade 11), Glennis Wayne Scott (grade 10)

Photos & Coordinates

Miami Collegiate

Miami Collegiate (circa October 1967)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Manitoba Local Government Boundaries Commission,
File 20A - Miami Collegiate.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.37258, W98.23649
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Prain and Ward / Ward and Macdonald / Macdonald, Cockburn, McLeod, and McFeetors / MCM Architects


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“School planned for Elm Creek,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 January 1963, page 2.

“Tenders [Elm Creek Collegiate and addition to Carman Collegiate and Miami Collegiate],” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1963, page 16.

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.

Miami & R. M. of Thompson Chronicles by Thompson History Book Committee, c1998. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.M50Mia]

School division half-yearly attendance reports (E 0757), Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Miami School District No. 74 - Daily Registers, GR2085, Archives of Manitoba.

Manitoba School Records Collection, Miami Collegiate - Daily Registers, GR2085, Archives of Manitoba.

Schools in Manitoba - Volume 2, Midland Collegiate (Miami) - File 20A, Local Government Boundaries Commission, March 1968, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 March 2024

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