Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sylvan School No. 1379 (Municipality of Lorne)

The Sylvan School District was established formally in May 1906 and a one-room, wood frame schoolhouse operated in the southeast quarter of 36-5-8 west of the Principal Meridian, in what is now the Municipality of Lorne. The district was dissolved in 1959 and henceforth the students in the area went to the Altamont Consolidated School No. 115. The school building is no longer present at the site, having been moved to Altamont as an additional classroom there, but a metal sign commemorates it.

Among the teachers of Sylvan School was Catherine Joyce Madill (1948-1949).

Sylvan School

Sylvan School (no date) by G. H. Robertson
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 108.

Site of the former Sylvan School building

Site of the former Sylvan School building (September 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Sylvan School commemorative sign

Sylvan School commemorative sign (October 2020)
Source: Art Peers

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.43590, W98.40878
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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

We thank Art Peers and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 March 2024

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