In 1849, Cobourg's first Grammar School was built. Several years later, Cobourg Collegiate Institute was erected. One hundred and forty-three years later, we celebrate the newly established Cobourg Collegiate Institute. This school has its roots in the rich heritage of this historic Cobourg educational institution. In 2014, Cobourg District Collegiate Institute East closed after 50 years. In 2015, its sister school, Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West closed its doors and the two were joined once again. At Cobourg Collegiate Institute we strive, just as so many of our staff and students before us have done, for excellence, respect and community and we will continue to build on this and other traditions as we continue to build our school together.