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Toronto Catholic District School Board

School History And Tradition
 
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School was officially opened in 1976. The school is dedicated to St. Marguerite Bourgeoys. School front Photo
 
Marguerite Bourgeoys was born in Troyes, France on April 17, 1620.  In 1653 she arrived in Ville Marie as a missionary. She taught and guided colonists while waiting to open her first school. Marguerite Bourgeoys was given a stone stable to use as a school and dwelling in her mission to instruct others.
 
Marguerite Bourgeoys strongly believed in Christian education with the school and family participating and she also believed that both males and females should have an equal opportunity for education.  She founded a non-cloistered community named the Congregation of Notre Dame. On October 31, 1982 Pope John Paul 11 proclaimed her a saint – the first woman in Canada to be canonized.
 
St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School enjoys a wealth of cultural diversities with families enrolled from many parts of the world.

 

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