The building that houses the John-Sleeth Community Centre was built in 1886 as a school to educate young anglophones. Sutton Academy, which later became Sutton High School, was housed there until 1955, when it moved to Highland Street. The anglophone school board then sold the building to the francophone catholic school commission, which used it to house the Ave Maria primary school. Its pedagogical vocation continued until 1986, the year that classes ended at the Ave Maria School.
What follows is the history of a century of educational service, as told through documents, photos and the reminiscences of former students and teachers.
This file was made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Québec and the Town of Sutton. It was posted online March 31, 2022.
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The Sutton Academy in all its glory after the 1922 expansion
Credit: Héritage Sutton Archives, postcards collection
Participants and years of attendance
Nancy Shepard -Douglas