Bergthal School Project
The one-room Bergthal School was likely constructed prior to 1880 based on its stackwall design. Initially a private school, in 1904 the school became public until its closure in 1965.
The building then moved to the New Hope School property and served as a classroom until 1979, when the New Hope School was rebuilt and the building left unused.
In 1982 the Bergthal School was moved to Altona, serving as a museum until the early 2000s.
Facing demolition, interested parties began meeting in 2010 to discuss saving and re-purposing the building. Two years later, the school was moved to the Neubergthal Commons, where it stands today.
On June 12 work started on the washrooms on the west side of the schoolhouse, the septic tank was installed, and the foundation was poured.
The completion of the washrooms means we can offer more events and programs year round.
This year a heating system was put into the building, it has been drywalled, and old wainscoting removed and replaced. A few coats of fresh paint are done and the entire school house is now available year round for events.
Future plans for the school include building attaching washrooms, sanding and refinishing the floors, and installing storm windows and eavestroughs.
The Bergthal School was was moved from Altona to Neubergthal in October.