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Pull Up A Chair: Reliving Happy Memories

During the 2020-21 school year, St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) continued its ongoing process of modernizing classrooms with more collaborative furniture, replacing the traditional slide-in yellow desks which were a staple at the school since the 1950s.

Beginning in May 2021, the Alumni Association began offering up the legendary desks for sale. The Pull up a Chair initiative has been popular among alumni, rekindling old memories from former students spanning seven decades, along with current and past parents who have embraced the chance to bring a piece of SMCS history into their homes.  

“It is amazing to hear how tied these classroom desks are to so many great memories from alumni of all ages,” says Stephanie Nicholls, SMCS Alumni and Special Events Officer. “Initiatives such as this one are really about building community and passing on the love so many have for our school.”

Check out the photo gallery below and read about the impact the desks have been making.

A limited number of desks are still available for purchase. Visit to take one home.


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