Newbliss School – A One Room Schoolhouse in Kitley

Newbliss School

(School Section No. 5)


School location on map of 1861-62

Concession #4, Lot 13, built late 1830’s (see map)

present address 655 County Rd 29

Newbliss village had a log school which was replaced in 1874 by a stone structure. Newbliss School was phased out of existence in 1961 with the pupils being transferred to Jasper.

Newbliss had two schoolhouses to serve the community, each its own section. The first school was built around 1830 and was titled S.S. #5 Newbliss School. It is believed the first schoolhouse for S.S. #5 was made of log, however no records of the school exist. In 1858, the stone schoolhouse which replaced the log structure was erected. This schoolhouse is still standing, located at the intersection of Highway 29 and Line Road 4. (Kitley 1795-1975 by Glenn Lockwood)

With the erection of the Jasper Public School in 1961, the Newbliss School was sold for a residence.


Newsbliss School- “Kitley 1795-1975” (photo #1)


Interior of the Newbliss c1910 from “Kitley 1795-1975” (photo #2)



Newbliss School c1985 (photo #3)


Newbliss Schoolhouse- November 2016 (photo #4)


Newbliss Schoolhouse – November 2016 (photo #5)


Newbliss Schoolhouse – November 2016 (photo #6)