Old School Schools in Mississauga

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For early students in historic Mississauga, the 3-R's were taught in numerous one-room schoolhouses scattered across the township. The schoolhouses, or School Sections, were often simple, vernacular structures. Our earliest known schoolhouse, referred to as the Octagonal School, was open in 1816, shortly after the province's Common School Act was passed. As the population grew, new schoolhouses were built. At one point, historic Mississauga was home to 25 different School Sections. Of these old schoolhouses, only a handful survive today, including the well-known Old Britannia Schoolhouse.


School Section Number 2, Cooksville, c1910

 

 
School Section Number 4, Erindale, c1910

 


School Section Number 5, Clarkson, c1900

 


School Section Number 7, Lakeview, c1915

 


School Section Number 9, Elmbank, c1920

 


School Section Number 10, Palestine, c1940

 


School Section Number 12, Old Britannia Schoolhouse

 


School Section Number 15, Meadowvale, c1910

 


School Section Number 18, Maiden Lane School, Streetsville, c1900

 

All images are courtesy of Heritage Mississauga.

 

 

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