Greater Sudbury Schools by Numbers

Sudbury’s first school opened in 1884. Miss Maggie Smith from Ottawa became Sudbury’s first school teacher. She taught classes in the rectory of St. Anne’s Church in downtown Sudbury. Every month the parish priest, Father Nolin, would go to the homes of his parishioners to collect $2 for each student to pay for the teacher and for school supplies.

College Street Public School Sudbury

We found this great picture taken in 1951 of the Grade Seven class at College Street Public School.

Here are just a few facts about Greater Sudbury’s schools today:

Although enrollment figures for all schools are not final yet about 55,000 students are returning to classes today throughout Greater Sudbury.

At the post-secondary level about 10,000 are enrolled at Laurentian University, 11,000 at Cambrian College and 9000 at College Boreal (although that figure is for the college’s seven campuses throughout the north.

Elementary and secondary schools in Greater Sudbury are seeing about 29,000 school children enrolled at schools in our four school boards. Rainbow District School Board is the largest with over 13,000 kids enrolled. In the elementary and high school levels there are a total of 110 schools in the Sudbury District. The Rainbow District School Board has the most with 45 schools, followed by the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario with 25 schools, Sudbury Catholic District School Board with 21 schools and Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario with 19 schools.

Laurentian University students have 23 days of school until Study Week which starts on October 10th and 65 school days before classes end for the Christmas Break on December 6th – exams however extend until December 23rd.

At Cambrian College and Collège Boréal students have 23 school days until the first holiday which is Thanksgiving on October 10th. Cambrian College has 73 school days and Collège Boréal 69 school days until the Christmas holidays.

There are 197 teaching days at the elementary and secondary levels. There are 23 days of school until the first holiday which takes place on Thanksgiving on October 10th and 73 school days until the Christmas Break which starts on December 19th this year.

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