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The patron saint of the school is known for being the leader of God's army St. Michael is one of the principal angels; his name was the war cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers. His patronage includes guarding against temptation, help against spiritual enemies and for being a heavenly physician.

This school's name honours the prominent place of St. Michael in our Catholic faith. The school was founded in 1883 as two room brick school built on University Avenue in Cobourg and provided an education for Grades 1-8 students. Four Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto arrived to open the school in September of 1883: Sisters Pauline, Theodosia, Maxentia and Margaret. Over the years there have been many additions to the school site. In 1903, the school expanded to four rooms and modern conveniences were added. Several other additions occurred in 1954, 1956, and 1958 in which the auditorium and the classrooms in the east wing of the school were built.

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Facility Highlights

We have an auditorium which holds 297 people complete with a stage.

Behind the gym we have a kitchen which is mainly used for our most excellent Breakfast Club.

Our library is stocked with resources in both English and French. Books are regularly purchased for student use. We have created a book room to assist classes during guided reading. The books are in both languages.

Bell Times

Each school day has the following schedule: 
Time Event
8:35 A.M Supervision
8:50 A.M. Entry Bell
10:24 A.M. - 10:39 A.M Recess
12:01 P.M. - 1:01 P.M. Lunch
2:23 P.M. - 2:38 P.M. Recess
 3:20 P.M. Dismissal 

Parish Information

St. Michael Catholic Elementary School is a welcoming community with a mission to assist all students to achieve their spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional potential in a caring environment.

The school is located behind St. Michael's Church at the corner of University and Division Street in Cobourg.

We are fortunate to have close proximity to our parish church for liturgical celebrations.

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