École Sainte-Bernadette

Institution founded in 1943, Alma, Québec.

In August 1943, at the request of Bishop Georges-Arthur Melançon of the Diocese of Chicoutimi, the sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame arrived in Alma. Sainte-Bernadette School, on the corner of Collars Street and Labrecque Avenue, was a branch school of Saint-Joseph Convent, also in Alma, which had been established that same year. Sister Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Provence (Germaine Chagnon) became the first director. Education was provided by lay teachers. In September 1943, the school received eighty-three students divided into two classrooms. In 1955, the school received Grade 3 boys from Saint-Pierre Parish. After 1959, as decided by the commissioners, a laywoman was appointed director of the school.

NB: This text was written using documents found in the archival holdings in our possession and does not constitute a complete administrative history of the teaching establishment.

Exterior view - École Sainte-Bernadette

Exterior view - École Sainte-Bernadette, Alma, Quebec, [ca. 1955].

École Sainte-Bernadette

École Sainte-Bernadette

Alma, Quebec

Institution fondée en 1943

Dernière adresse : Near 250, rue Collard

Notez que nous ne sommes pas en mesure d'indiquer l'emplacement exact de ce bâtiment. Le lieu affiché est le plus précis selon nos connaissances actuelles.

Near 250, rue Collard