Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clandeboye School No. 47 / William S. Patterson School (Clandeboye, RM of St. Andrews)
Clandeboye School No. 47 was established in Clandeboye, in the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews, in January 1878. The original building was replaced in 1916 by an impressive stone structure designed by Winnipeg architect Henry William Greene. It served the educational needs of the community until 1967 when jurisdiction for the area became the responsibility of the Lord Selkirk School Division. The building was demolished in 1970. The name and cornerstone from the former school building was erected on the grounds of its replacement, William S. Patterson School (named for former school inspector William S. Patterson), in the spring of 2011.
Among the other teachers at Clandeboye School were Nellie Leask (1897), Thomas Henry Shakespeare (c1916), William George Hume, and Thomas G. Minshull (five years).
Photos & Coordinates
“The Indian famine fund,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 March 1897, page 4.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry 1880-1981: R.M. of St. Andrews by Municipality of St. Andrews, 1982. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S22 Bey]
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Rose Kuzina, and Lynn Nolden.
Page revised: 15 August 2021