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About / History
Welcome to the
website for Harrow School. I am Leslie MacGillivray, the principal of this
wonderful, small community school located at 550 Harrow Street (at the corner of
Harrow and Taylor). Harrow is a Nursery through Grade 6 school with a current
population of approximately 173 students.
Harrow School was constructed in 1952 as a singlestory, nine classroom facility; the school opened for classes in January 1953. In 1955, a four classroom addition was built, which included a general purpose room and a staff room; a second addition was built in 1962. An addition to the building in 1975 served as a recreation component operated by the City of Winnipeg’s Parks and Recreation for the community, complete with dressing rooms, canteen and a common area.
Lieutenant Governor Award winner Vern Hildahl was the school’s first parent association president. Mr. Hildahl devoted his life and career to the study and preservation of trees. His contribution to the understanding of Dutch Elm disease—and advocating of aggressive measures to control the malady—resulted in the preservation of elm trees in Winnipeg, Chicago and beyond. In 2003, the school celebrated its 50th anniversary with momorabilia displays, historical projects and student entertainment.