Schools Closed to Students

The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed to students beginning April 19. Please do not send your child to school. Remote learning will continue during this closure.

Program Outline

At the Heritage Schoolhouse, students will re-enact atypical school day in 1850. Students will “step back in time” to experience various lessons, a recitation, a spelling bee and other aspects of an 1850s classroom routine. By the end of the day, students will have a better understanding of what it was like to live and go to school in York Region over 100 years ago.


Once in the classroom there will be a brief introduction to the facility, the historic rules, and then the role-playing will begin. The Schoolmistress/master will lead the class through the lessons.

Lunch Hour

Lunch Break (known as the Dinner Break) and outdoor recess.


Role-play will continue after the dinner break. The class will end with the opportunity for a period of reflection, exploring the students' experiences in the historical classroom.

Parents and Guardians: You can read or print this information sheet to help prepare your child for a visit to the Heritage Schoolhouse. 

Heritage Schoolhouse Interior Classroom Interior, S.S. No. 5 Markham