Back To School
Mother Evangelista School was the name of the on-premis elementary school at the Village. At various times in the Village's history, students attended an "outside school" such as Nathan Hale in Northvale.
We are now directly in front of and our back to the school doors where the main corridor branches off to the right leading to the cafeteria.
At the same intersection we are looking towards the girls end and in the right photo we are looking in the opposite direction towards the boys end. The barbershop door is directly to the right of the camera and cannot be seen here.
The doors on both sides are locked, so we can't get in today. I am not sure but I believe this must be still used as a classroom building by the kids in Touchstone program that is in the convent.
The staff cafeteria is on the left, the school with its eight classrooms is in the center, and the gymnasium can be seen in the distance in the right photo.
The left photo shows the main corridor in the distance between the staff cafeteria and the school on the right. The right photo shows another view of the school with the library just visible to the far right.
While waiting to enter the school in the morning and after lunch, the children assembled on the blacktop area from which this picture was taken. A hand bell signaled for everyone to line up by class. In the distance is the two story convent and to the right is the staff cafeteria building.
The candy store which once sold school supplies and candy is now an office. Remember receiving an allowance of fifty cents and every time you were bad, the cottage sisters would punch a hole in an allowance card to deduct five cents from that weeks allowance. After a while, it was discontinued when the nuns got tired of administrating it and the kids taking it as a joke and misbehaving anyway. They stuck with other harsher punishments.
Another few steps down the corridor we come to the Givernaud cottage.