Well, as I write Biology and Ambition, the story of teacher Marion Nicholson in 1908 to 1913 I am still trying to figure out EXACTLY what children went to her school, Royal Arthur, on Canning at Workman.
I probably should look up the History of Little Burgundy. I know that is the seat of Montreal's Black Community.
I discovered the number of schools in Montreal in 1910, 18 with 15,000 students. Royal Arthur was a big new school rebuilt in 1910 as it had partially burned down. Marion, I know has 50 students in her class. I'm guessing that is the limit.
The Education Report for Quebec for 1910 shows how some schools were growing in population, bigtime: Dufferin (St. Urbain) Aberdeen (St. Denis) and Mount Royal, in the Plateau on Clarke. Immigrants. I have looked at the Census and seen who lived around Royal Arthur, but I have read that many students were bused long ways, as some of the newly annexed boroughs had no Protestant Schools.
What I read over and over is that many young students know No English. And that the teachers at the early level have a hard time of it. I imagine there were not that many non-English speakers at Royal Arthur.