About Our School

Land Acknowledgment

J.A. Cuddy School wishes to acknowledge that we educate our youth on Treaty 1 lands, the ancestral home of the Anishinaabe, Ininiw, Dakota people and homeland of the Red River Metis.

J.A. Cuddy School respects all First Nations and the Treaties that were made on this territory. 

J.A. Cuddy

J. A. Cuddy School is a Kindergarten to Grade 8 school in the Red River Valley School Division. We are located in Sanford, which is about a 10 minute drive south-west of Winnipeg. The school consists of an Early Years wing, Middle Years wing, library, music room, art room, computer lab, library, and gym. The playground includes a play structure, swing set, two soccer fields, a baseball diamond, and a basketball court. The school building also hosts the J.A. Cuddy Child Care Centre.


J.A. Cuddy School is a caring community of learners who inspire and encourage each other to reach for excellence.

Outside the front of the school, there is an old school bell. This bell was the original bell from the Sanford Consolidated School, built in 1914. This bell used to be rung every day, but now it sits as a symbol, in front of the school, as a reminder of the past.

J.A. Cuddy school was named after Dr. James A. Cuddy. He was born in the Sanford area in 1892, where he also received his elementary schooling. Later in life, he spent more than 20 years as a member of the Manitoba School Trustees Association and was president for six years. He sat on the advisory board of education from 1946 to 1949 and was a member and vice-chairman of the Manitoba Teachers Pension Fund from 1948 to 1959, plus a member of two provincial municipal committees of the legislature for three years. In 1952, the University of Manitoba recognized his services to the province by bestowing an Honorary LL.D. (doctor of laws) on him. In 1953, he was awarded the coronation medal by Queen Elizabeth.

Mailing Address
J.A. Cuddy School
Box 148
Sanford, Manitoba
R0G 2J0

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