Prince of Wales College

Prince Of Wales College


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Prince of Wales College (PWC) is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. PWC merged with St. Dunstan's University in 1969 to form the University of Prince Edward Island.

PWC traces its history to 1804 when land was set aside by Lieutenant-Governor Edmund Fanning for a college - the colony's first. In 1821 a district school called the National School opened on the site located on Kent Street in the east end of Charlottetown. In 1835 Central Academy opened on a site along Grafton Street, immediately south of the National School. The National School closed in the early 1850s and the provincial Normal School for training teachers opened on the site in 1856. In 1860, an upgraded Central Academy was renamed Prince of Wales College.

The Prince of Wales College (PWC) was established followed the visit of Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1860.

In 1879, PWC became co-educational and the Normal School was merged into the institution.PWC's Grafton Street campus underwent several changes as buildings evolved from wooden structures into the stone structures which stand today. PWC was a non-denominational or inter-denominational college...
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