This release was issued under a previous government.

“Last spring, I committed to building 50 schools and modernizing 70 others and that is exactly what we are doing. I’m thrilled to announce the 70th school modernization in Calgary today and so excited that families are also going to benefit from 10 new schools in this city.”

- Alison Redford, Premier

Six new public, one new francophone, and three new Catholic schools in some of Calgary’s fastest growing communities will allow about 7,600 more students to attend classes close to where they live:

Auburn Bay

K - 4 public school


K - 6 Catholic school


Grades 5 - 9 public school

McKenzie Towne

Grades 5 - 9 public school

New Brighton-Copperfield

K - 6 Catholic school; and 
Grades 5 - 9 public school

Panorama Hills

K - 6 public school

Scenic Acres

K - 6 Francophone school


K - 4 public school

Southeast (TBD)

Grades 10 - 12 Catholic school

In addition, the historic Weston Bakery at Stampede Park will be transformed into a modern learning facility through a unique partnership between government, the Calgary Arts Academy and the Calgary Stampede and its Calgary Youth Campus. The Calgary Arts Academy will vacate one of its current Calgary School Board-owned spaces moving many of its students into the revitalized Stampede Park facility. Arts Academy students will benefit from access to new learning space and from existing campus theatre and performance space in the park.

“Students deserve schools tailored to meet their educational programming needs, and they deserve to attend classes in their communities, near their homes. That’s why we are building and modernizing schools across Alberta so students have access to the bright, open, state-of-the-art facilities they need to do their best work and fulfill their potential.”

- Ric McIver, Minister of Infrastructure

With open spaces, the use of natural light, and advanced ventilation systems that enhance air quality and circulation, these new schools will benefit students and teachers by providing healthy learning and working environments. Spaces for informal, project-based and collaborative learning are also components of these new schools.

Today’s Calgary Arts Academy modernization project is the 70th, and final, modernization project under Premier Redford’s commitment to build 50 new schools and modernize 70 others. As of today, 42 new school projects are underway and the remaining eight new schools will be announced this month. Information about the school projects currently underway and additional details on the Calgary projects can be found online as they become available.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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