$268 million for new schools and education upgrades

Minister LaGrange, Sandra Palazzo, Edmonton Catholic Schools board chair, and Minister Panda with images of completed Holy Trinity High School modernization in Edmonton.

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.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“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. I am proud to add 14 new projects this year with dozens of other projects progressing all across the province.”

Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

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.

Alberta’s government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by protecting livelihoods with Alberta’s Recovery Plan, a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure we are benefiting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth.

Budget 2021 school capital projects:


School Division



Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division

Addition and modernization of St. Martin de Porres High School


Southern Francophone Education Region

New complex in south Calgary

(Grades K-6/7-12)


Montgomery School

(Foundations for the Future Charter Academy)

Funding to support ownership options for the Montgomery School


Elk Island Catholic Separate School Division

New high school (Grades 9-12)


Palliser School Division

Replacement and reconfiguration of Kate Andrews High School


Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division

New high school in north Edmonton (Grades 10-12)


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 School Division

New elementary school in west Lethbridge (Grades K-5)


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