HistoryLaura Secord School is named for Laura Secord Ingersoll, a young Ontario woman who trekked through hostile American territory to warn Canadian troops of a planned ambush during the War of 1812.
The school, erected in 1912-13, almost a century after Laura Secord's heroic deed, continues to stand as an important heritage site in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The school is bounded by Ruby, Lenore, Wolseley and Palmerston in the west end of the city and is part of The Winnipeg School Division.
Since it's completion, the school has gone under a number of structural changes. Most significantly in the 1960's when the original central tower had to be removed because it was considered structurally unsafe and more recently in 1989-90 when the school was temporarily closed for further renovations in order to maintain building codes and standards. It officially reopened in February of 1991.
At present, children attend classes from Nursery to Grade 6 in this historic building. Students are enrolled in one of three programs, Regular English, French Immersion, or English Alternative.
Laura Secord Ingersoll