Neighbourhood - Buildings

Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense School



History

With the foundation of Madonna della Difesa parish in 1910, a combined church and school was opened in the neighbourhood for the Italian community. Originally situated above a business at the corner of Saint-Zotique and Alma Streets, the church and school moved one year later to Henri-Julien Avenue, on the same site as today's school. In 1919, the school building became independent, with the inauguration of the nearby Madonna della Difesa Church.

With enrolment increasing, the parish agreed in 1925 to build Sainte-Julienne-Falconieri School, where girls would study until the construction of a new Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense School in 1933. This new school included a residence for the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, who were responsible for teaching. Sainte-Julienne-Falconieri School was renamed Saint-Philippe-Bénizi School, reflecting the fact that it was now a boys‘ school. Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense became co-educational again in 1970 and was laicized a decade later.

In 2006, Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense merged with Saint-Jean-de-la-Croix School, located near Saint-Zotique street, to form the Petite-Patrie School, and its students represent the cosmopolitan population of the neighbourhood.

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Réunion des jeunes filles

25 cm x 19.9 cm

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Élèves devant l'école Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense

25 cm x 20 cm

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Photo de classe (filles)

25 cm x 20 cm

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Rassemblement devant l'école

24.6 cm x 19.5 cm

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Classe de garçons, deuxième année, 1948

25 cm x 19.9 cm

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Responsables de l'enseignement

17.5 cm x 12.5 cm

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Lettre de monsieur Ernest Cormier relative à la construction de l'école Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense

21 cm x 27.3 cm

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Portrait de Wilfrid Leduc, premier principal, École Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
O. Allard Montreal enrg.

50.8 cm x 60.8 cm x 3.6 cm

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Première école de la paroisse Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense


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Plan de l'emplacement de l'École Notre Dame de la Défense par Oscar Lachance

35.4 cm x 21.5 cm

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Descriptions de lots du quartier St-Édouard par des propriétaires

21.4 cm x 35.5 cm