The row school located on the McCluskey field on the Lost River Road, circa 1868.
The small English school was built before the chapel, shortly after the arrival of the settlers. Mr. McCullough, Mrs. Hammons of Lachute, Mrs. Saunders of Shawbridge and Mrs. MacTavish taught the first children of Laurel. As the school had no upstairs accommodation, the teachers boarded at the McCluskey home. In 1913, a second school was built next to the first by John Morrow, Matthew McCluskey, Julien and Joseph Millette. Decades later, it was moved to the municipal lot and converted into the town hall for the new municipality of Wentworth-North.
To keep the memory of its French and English pioneers alive, Laurel has incorporated their names into its toponymy such as Chisholm Street, Fraser Lake, MacTavish Street, Millette Road, Paradis Street and a few others that you will discover along your route.