We believe that, wherever they live, students deserve a great education, great teachers and high-quality places to learn. Our Three-Year Capital Plan is approved and submitted by the Board of Trustees each year to the provincial government to ask for funding for new schools and major modernizations. Edmonton Public Schools decides and prioritizes which projects go into the plan, and the government decides which ones get funded and when funding will be received.
Our Board of Trustees continues to ask the government for much-needed funding for new schools in growing areas of our city, as well as funding to modernize older schools to make sure all students are in high-quality learning environments.
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On March 21, 2017, the province announced funding for new and modernized schools across Alberta. The top three priorities in our 2017-2020 Capital Plan will receive funding and will add much needed spaces throughout our city. Those priorities include:
11 new schools welcomed students in 2017:
We asked the public to help us name these schools, and the response was overwhelming - we received more than 3,100 suggestions! Learn about new school namesakes, including a video featuring the remarkable individuals who have made lasting impacts on our strong, diverse community.
More information about the Collegiate School for Science, Technology & Trades in the Blatchford area to come.
In 2014, we met with the Lawton and Highlands communities to talk about modernizing or replacing older schools in the area. Funding was announced for the new Ivor Dent School K-9 (replacement school) on the Rundle School site. The school opened its doors to students in September 2017. and expected to open in fall 2017. Read about the process for determining the location of the school.
The Highlands community wanted a modernization at Highlands School that maintained the historic architecture of the building and a new addition to accommodate more students. On March 21, 2017, the government announced funding for the Highlands school project, which will honour the concept developed through the community consultation process in 2014-2015. Learn more about the Highlands School modernization.
In March 2017, the province announced funding for a Mill Creek School replacement project. We're working with the community to develop a vision for the future of Mill Creek School. Based on feedback we received from families, staff and community members, we shared a concept for feedback at a meeting in June. Join us on September 21 to learn more about the final design concept, construction plans and what's next for Mill Creek School.
In 2014, the Government of Alberta announced funding for four school modernization projects and a replacement school for Edmonton Public Schools. The schools that are being modernized with this funding include:
Construction for an expansion at Lillian Osborne School is currently underway. When it’s completed, Lillian Osborne School will be able to accommodate 600 more students. The addition is expected to be completed in early 2017.