School Infrastructure

New School Capital Projects


In 2011, $550 million was directed towards 35 school capital projects.

This group of 35 projects includes 22 new schools, most of which are expected to open in the fall of 2014 across high-growth areas of the province, as well as the modernization of 13 existing schools.


The Government of Alberta has committed to constructing 50 new schools and the modernization of another 70 existing facilities, with an estimated total investment of over $2 billion. All of those projects are now underway and are expected to be completed in 2016. Projects were selected through a comprehensive assessment of various factors including school boards’ priorities, health and safety of students and staff, enrolment projections, current utilization, facility conditions and capacity for program delivery.

Work on each project began immediately following the project’s announcement.  All of the projects posted to this page are in various stages of planning and design. Getting “shovels in the ground” is just one step in the process. There are many other critical steps that have to take place first, such as geotechnical investigations, schematic designs, stakeholder consultations, procurement/tendering/contracting, and permitting.

Moving forward, the government will continue to work closely with local school boards and stakeholders to explore potential community partnerships and innovative ways of maximizing the use of existing and new school space.


   2013-14 New Schools Underway

   2013-14 School Modernizations and Replacements Underway

   2014 Modular Classroom Allocations

   2011 Projects Underway or Completed