Alberta’s government is providing $268 million for school construction in the province, including new schools in Calgary, Camrose, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Manning, and Red Deer. Budget 2021 also funds five modernizations or additions, two school replacement projects and a school ownership solution.

“We are building world-class schools in every corner of our province. These projects are putting Albertans to work now while ensuring we have top-tier educational facilities for future students to enjoy,” said Prasad Panda, Alberta’s Minister of Infrastructure.

In total, the 2021 Capital Plan spends $1.6 billion over three years on school infrastructure. In addition to these 14 new school projects, this funding also continues work on more than 62 previously announced school projects across Alberta. Of these, 19 are expected to be complete through 2021-22. The remaining projects are in various stages of planning, design or construction. Additionally, Capital Maintenance and Renewal funding of $203 million over three years will go to existing school facilities.

“Our government is planning for the future by continuing to build schools. New and modernized schools create better learning environments for our students and are an important part of their overall education,” said Adriana LaGrange, Alberta’s Minister of Education.

Budget 2021 school capital projects:

Community School Division Project
Airdrie Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division Addition and modernization of St. Martin de Porres High School
Calgary Southern Francophone Education Region New complex in south Calgary

(Grades K-6/7-12)

Calgary Montgomery School

(Foundations for the Future Charter Academy)

Funding to support ownership options for the Montgomery School
Camrose* Elk Island Catholic Separate School Division New high school (Grades 9-12)
Coaldale Palliser School Division Replacement and reconfiguration of Kate Andrews High School
Edmonton* Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division New high school in north Edmonton (Grades 10-12)
Evansburg* Grande Yellowhead School Division Modernization of Grand Trunk School (Grades K-12)
Fort Vermilion Fort Vermilion School Division Modernization of Fort Vermilion Public School (Grades K-12)
Lethbridge Lethbridge School Division New elementary school in west Lethbridge (Grades K-5)
Manning* Peace River School Division New school in Manning (Grades K-12)
Milk River* Horizon School Division Modernization of Milk River School (Grades K-12)
Red Deer Red Deer School Division Modernization to address health and safety concerns and addition to Hunting Hills School
Red Deer Red Deer Catholic Separate School Division New middle school, full build design was approved in 2019 (Grades 6-9)
Sherwood Park Greater North Central Francophone Education Region Replacement and expansion of École Claudette-et-Denis-Tardif School

*Design funding only



Featured image from Government of Alberta: Sandra Palazzo, Edmonton Catholic Schools board chair, and Minister Prasad Panda with images of completed Holy Trinity High School modernization in Edmonton.

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