Decade: Pre 1950's

1802 – The founding of Saint Mary’s College by Reverend Edmond Burke who would later become a Bishop.

1852 – SMC was given permanent degree granting powers.

1853 – Father Patrick Power becomes first Nova Scotian born head of SMC.

1868 – 1913 – Teaching duties entrusted to the Christian Brothers of Saint John the Baptist de le Salle.

1913 – 1940 – The Irish Christian Brothers were the teaching order at SMC.

1940 – The Jesuits arrive at SMC and remain until 1970.

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