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Near Grand Pré in Kings County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
 

Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School

1852-1920

 
 
Site of Acadian Viila School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
1. Site of Acadian Viila School Marker
Inscription.  
Fondue avant l'avènement de l'education publique en Nouvelle-Écosse, cette école a offert une éducation classique et morale aux fils de familles aisées des Maritimes. L'école accueillait quelques externes, mais la plupart des élèves étaient pensionnaires. Les filles ont été admises à partir de 1905. Pendant un siècle, les diplômés de l'école Acacia Villa sont devenus des chefs de file dans la vie publique et dans toutes les professions. En 1959, l'ouragan Edna a détruit le bâtiment principal. Deux des diplômés de renom sont sir Frederick Borden de Canning, ministre de la Défense et de la Milice de 1896 à 1911 et son cousin sir Robert Borden de Grand Pré, premier ministre du Canada de 1911 à 1921.

Founded well before the advent of public education in Nova Scotia, this school provided a classical and moral education for the sons of well-to-do Maritimers. A few day pupils attended, but most were boarders. From 1905 on, girls were admitted. For a century Acacia Villa graduates were leaders in public life and in every profession. The main building stood until 1959, when it was blown down in Hurricane Edna. Two local
Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, August 29, 2019
2. Site de l'école Acacia Villa/Site of Acacia Villa School Marker
graduates of note were Sir Frederick Borden of Canning, Minister of Defence and Militia from 1896 to 1911, and his cousin, Sir Robert Borden of Grand Pré, Prime Minister of Canada from 1911 to 1921.
 
Erected 2016 by Wolfville and Area Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 45° 6.55′ N, 64° 17.097′ W. Marker is near Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Patterson Road and King Street on Patterson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Pré, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Landscape of Grand Pré/ le Payage de Grand Pré (here, next to this marker); Acacia Villa School (here, next to this marker); Democracy and the New England Planters/La démocratie et les Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); New England Planters/Les planters de la Nouvelle-Angeleterre (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Arrival of the New England Planters/L'arrivée des Planters de la Nouvelle-Angleterre (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Tragedy of the Deportation/La tragédie de la Déportation (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Horton Landing Cross
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(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Landscape of Grand Pré/Le Paysage de Grand-Pré (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Pré.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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