Carcross (YK)

Dates of Operation
September 1, 1903 - June 30, 1969
Description
In 1903 students from the school at Forty Mile, Yukon, were moved to a small school in Carcross. In 1911 the federal government built the Choutla school. The school had a reputation for poor health, harsh discipline, poor food, and unpleasant living quarters. In the 1940s, the principal admitted to strapping students so severely that they had to be held down. The school burned down in 1939 and was rebuilt in 1944. A new school was built in 1953. It closed in 1969. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Anglican Church of Canada

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Alternate Name(s)
Carcross Boarding School
Carcross Indian Mission School
Carcross Indian School
Carcross Residential School
Chooutla
Chooutla (Carcross) Indian School
Chooutla Indian School
Choutla Indian Residential School
Choutla School
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