Gateway Gazette

New Schools Move Closer to Construction

Five new Alberta schools are on track to begin construction this fall as government invites industry to design and build the facilities.

A request for proposal (RFP) has been issued for each of the five new school projects. Successful proponents are expected to be selected by early September, with construction beginning on school sites within a month of contracts being awarded.

These new school projects, valued at $100 million, will create 560 construction jobs for Albertans.

“We’re focused on quickly moving these five new school projects forward. Getting these schools designed and built is critical to our government’s plan to keep Alberta businesses operating and Albertans working.” Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“Moving these projects forward will mean modern learning spaces for thousands of students sooner than originally planned. Our government continues to build new schools to strengthen the learning experience for children across Alberta.”Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

The five new schools being built which are expected to open for students in September 2022 include:

  • K-4 public school in Calgary, Auburn Bay
  • K-9 Catholic school in Cochrane
  • K-9 Francophone school in Legal
  • K-9 Catholic school in Edmonton, Windermere-Keswick
  • K-9 public school in Edmonton, Windermere-Keswick

In addition to these five schools, there are 26 schools under construction in the province and 47 in the design and planning stages. 

Anticipated key dates for the school projects:

  • May 28 – Request for proposals (RFPs) close
  • May 28 to September 29 – Selection of successful proponent(s) and contract award
  • September 2022 – School occupancy

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