Mutchmor Public School

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Mutchmor Public School
Mutchmor School Ottawa.jpg
Address
185 Fifth Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 2N1
Canada
Coordinates 45°24′03″N 75°41′26″W / 45.4009°N 75.6906°W / 45.4009; -75.6906Coordinates: 45°24′03″N 75°41′26″W / 45.4009°N 75.6906°W / 45.4009; -75.6906
Information
School type English (core French), Middle French Immersion, Congregated Gifted
Founded 1895
School board Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Area trustee Shawn Menard
Principal Isabelle Flannigan
Grades JK-6
Enrollment 532 students (December 2015)
Language French Immersion

Mutchmor Public School is an elementary school in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located in The Glebe neighbourhood at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Lyon. It is run by the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board

History[edit]

Mutchmor Street Public School, which was erected on December 23, 1895, is dedicated to John Mutchmor, military veteran of the War of 1812, an Upper Canada homesteader, and a farmer. Mutchmor Public School opened under the name Mutchmor Street Public School taking its name from the adjacent Mutchmor Street, which was later renamed Fifth Avenue.[1]

The original portion of the school was built in 1895 making Mutchmor one of the oldest schools in Ottawa. Only two other schools built in Ottawa in the late nineteenth century remain, with nearby First Avenue Public School being one. Further additions were made to the school in 1911, 1920 and 2015. The building is officially designated as a heritage structure.

The school is home to over 500 students from junior kindergarten to grade six. Mutchmor is a French Immersion Centre. Students typically attend Glashan Public School for grades seven and eight.

In the 1990s Mutchmor was threatened with closure by the school board. Action by the local community ensured that Mutchmor stayed open, and enrollment is growing steadily. In 2005 Today's Parent magazine named Mutchmor one of the top 40 schools in Canada, highlighting how the school 'rose to the challenge'.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mutchmor Street Public School". National Inventory of Military Memorials. National Defence Canada. 2008-04-16. Archived from the original on 2014-05-21. 

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