1860 - The first schools were the No 1. School (across from the RC church), the Sydney Bay school and the little red school in Little Port Elgin.
1904 - The teaching order of the Daughters of Mary arrive to teach at the No 1. School. (St. Mary’s)
1913 - The girls band was formed.
1957 - With inadequate class space for increasing numbers of students, the parents of the St. Mary’s school petitioned the Indian Department for a new school. The department gave them a prefabricated room and a promise to build a new school in the near future.
1964 - A new school was constructed for the United Church students, near dock road, the present day Economic Development Office. It had 3 rooms, a nurse’s clinic and would be the first school on the reserve to have all indoor plumbing.
1965 - The Cape Croker Public School was officially opened. The students from the Sydney Bay school and the red school attended this new school. There were 72 students enrolled.
1969- Construction began on the St Mary’s school, presently named the Cape Croker Elementary School.
1970- The new St Mary’s school was almost complete. It would have all indoor plumbing, 3 large classrooms, a kindergarten room and would be opened later in the year.
Lavalley, Nora. Jones, Cheryl. The History of Cape Croker. Cape Croker