First Two images are of present day Wells School, the second school constructed in Wells. The third image is of the first schoolhouse in Wells. wpH37, 537, 589
The original Wells-Barkerville school was built in 1934. This early school contained only one room and housed up to 70 students.
Here are the recollections of one student of the Wells School, back in the 1940's:
A second school was constructed in the early 1940's. This was a four room building, to which additions have been added creating the existing school building. A second floor (with 4 more rooms) was later added, due to the increase in the population in Wells, and in the 1960s, a gym became the latest addition.
The school today has an enrolment of approximately 27 students, and is under threat of closure. Talks are underway to create an adult learning school on the second floor of the school, to enable it to stay open. Island Mountain Arts courses are held in the school building during the school holidays.