The Government of Alberta announced the completion of 11 new schools across the province, creating learning spaces for more than 7,100 students.

“Alberta’s Recovery Plan means investing in the future. These new schools will help ensure that Alberta remains the best place to live, work and raise a family,” said Nicholas Milliken, Minister of Infrastructure.

Alberta’s Capital Plan invested more than $276.5 million into building 11 schools located in Brooks, Calgary, Cochrane, Edmonton, Grande Prairie and Legal. This investment helped get more than 1,500 Albertans back to work in jobs related to school planning, design and construction.

“I am pleased to see these 11 new and replacement public, separate and francophone schools opening for the 2022-23 school year. Our K-12 students will benefit from these world-class facilities for years to come,” said Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education.

Planning, design or construction work continues on an additional 48 school projects located throughout Alberta. Five of these projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

“I am pleased to see three new schools coming to Calgary-South East to meet the needs of our rapidly growing communities and families. These schools will enable more students to learn in their own communities close to home,” said Matt Jones, Minister of Children’s Services and MLA for Calgary-South East.

Between June and August 2022, construction was completed on 11 school projects:

Location School Type Jurisdiction Grades Student capacity
Brooks École Le Ruisseau Replacement Conseil scolaire FrancoSud K-12 200 opening/full
Calgary Bayside School

(Auburn Bay Elementary)

New Calgary School Division K-4 450 opening

600 full

Lakeshore School (Auburn Bay Middle) New Calgary School Division 5-9 900 opening/full
Mahogany School New Calgary School Division K-4 600 opening/full
Cochrane Cochrane Elementary/ Junior High School New Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division K-9 825 opening/full
Edmonton Ben Calf Robe St. Clair Replacement Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division K-9 700 opening/full
École À la Découverte New Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord K-9 400 opening/full
Windermere Keswick Catholic New Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division K-9 900 opening/full
Windermere Keswick Public New Edmonton School Division K-9 928 opening/full
Grande Prairie École Catholique Louis Riel (O’Brien Lake West) New Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Division K-9 900 opening/full
Legal École Citadelle

(Legal nouveau K-9)

New Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord K-9 286 opening/full

 

Another five school construction projects were completed between January and May 2022:

  • École Secondaire Beaumont Composition High School addition
  • Blackie School modernization
  • Chester Ronning School replacement, Camrose
  • Grande Prairie Composite High School replacement
  • Tilley School replacement

Five additional school projects are expected to be completed by the end of 2022:

  • Morinville Community High School modernization – September
  • Paul Kane High School replacement, St. Albert – October
  • Father Lacombe Catholic School replacement, Lacombe – October
  • Prairie Sky School new, Calgary – October
  • Blue Hills Community School modernization, Mackenzie County – December

The Alberta government’s 2022 Capital Plan is providing $1.5 billion over three years to invest in school projects throughout the province.

Featured image: Bayside School, Calgary, Alberta. (Twitter – @NACMilliken)

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