William Bridge Elementary School

William Bridge Elementary School
in 2004.
City of Richmond Archives
Photograph 2004 43 236.

William Bridge Elementary School, 2004.
William Bridge, ca. 1910.

William Bridge at the time
he was Reeve of Richmond,
circa 1910.
City of Richmond Archives
Photograph 1985 19 10.

William Bridge Elementary School (1969- ) began as a full complement Kindergarten to Grade 7 school in 1969 to serve the growing population in the southern sector of the Broadmoor area near Williams and No. 3 Road. As of 2004 the school was offering a French immersion program.

William Bridge (1865-1928) moved from Atlantic Canada and settled in Richmond in 1896. He served as the Reeve of Richmond from 1908 to 1917, with a second short stint in 1920. At the time of his death in 1928, he was chairman of the Richmond School Board.

The present-day school is adjacent to the farmland he cultivated at the time of his arrival in the community.