Dec
12
2019

L.M. Montgomery students celebrate official opening of their new school addition 

Students, teachers and the community gathered today to celebrate the official opening of the new addition at L.M. Montgomery Elementary, which provides improved learning spaces and supports student population growth.

The addition includes 10 new classrooms, student breakout rooms, a teacher planning centre, a large activity room, storage areas and new washrooms including a gender-neutral washroom.

 “Ensuring that students get a good education is one of our most important responsibilities as a government. This major investment in L.M. Montgomery Elementary will enhance learning, and support this vibrant community for many years to come.”

- Premier Dennis King

The renovation project also includes new classroom desks and chairs, LCD projectors and equipment for the new activity room, upgraded ventilation in the lobby, a new gymnasium floor and a bigger parking lot to improve student safety. 
 
“We appreciate the tremendous advocacy of staff, students and parents who helped bring this project to fruition,” said Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers. “This modern addition enables collaborative learning and teaching.”

The school was originally built for 350 students. Construction of the new addition began in the summer of 2018 and the school can now accommodate up to 510 students. There are 467 students currently enrolled at L.M. Montgomery. 

L.M. Montgomery Elementary officially opened on November 30,1983, to serve the students of the former East Royalty Elementary, Dunstaffnage Elementary, Marshfield Elementary and Stanhope/ Grand Tracadie Elementary Schools. The date was chosen as Island author Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30. 

For more information, visit L.M. Montgomery Elementary School.

Media contact:
Lexi Drummond, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
902 213 4098
lrdrummond@gov.pe.ca 
 

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