Investing in priority school projects is critical for ensuring Alberta students have access to world-class learning facilities close to home. By funding these important infrastructure projects, Alberta’s government is supporting our students as well as local economies by creating thousands of jobs in communities all across the province.

“Investing in priority school projects, like constructing this new high school in Raymond, is critical for ensuring Alberta students have access to world-class learning facilities while creating jobs that help to stimulate our economy.”

Nathan Neudorf, Minister of Infrastructure

Children and families across this province deserve to have access to a school within reasonable distance to their home. By investing in schools we are investing in the future of all children in Alberta. This new school in Raymond, is one of the 58 school projects across the province that we announced in Budget 2023 that will contribute to a bright future for all Albertans.

Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

Full construction funding for a new Grade 9 to 12 school in Raymond is one of 58 new school projects funded through the Budget 2023 Capital Plan. In total, the 2023 Capital Plan provides $2.3 billion over three years for school infrastructure.

“Raymond’s bustling community of young, vibrant families will be well-served by this much-needed new high school.”

MLA Grant Hunter, Taber-Warner

“There is a lot of pressure on our local school, so a new high school in Raymond is critical. This investment will help to support our community as it continues to grow and thrive.”

Jim Depew, mayor, Town of Raymond

“Our board and division administration are thrilled with this announcement. We are grateful the government recognizes our unique needs in Raymond and is willing to invest in the future of student learning in rural southern Alberta.”

Jim Ralph, board chair, Westwind School Division

Budget 2023 secures Alberta’s future by transforming the health-care system to meet people’s needs, supporting Albertans with the high cost of living, keeping our communities safe and driving the economy with more jobs, quality education and continued diversification.

Quick Facts

  • Full construction funding for the new high school in Raymond is one of 58 school projects that is being funded through the 2023 Capital Plan, for a total of 106 approved school projects funded since 2019.
  • In total, the 2023 Capital Plan provides Alberta Infrastructure with $2.3 billion over three years to invest in school infrastructure.
    • Design-only funds were provided for the Raymond high school project in the government’s 2022 Capital Plan.
  • The new Raymond high school project is currently in the design stage.
  • Next steps will be to finalize the bridging design documents and procure the design-build contractor. Project cost and timelines for construction start and completion will be available after a construction contract is in place.
    • The new high school in Raymond will provide grades 9 - 12 student spaces for the
      Westwind School Division with an opening capacity of 555 students and the potential to expand to 760 students.