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Building & Modernizing Schools

School Projects

​With the tremendous increase in Calgary's population in the last five years and many families deciding to live in new suburban communities, our need for new schools has never been greater. We also need to modernize many of our existing schools, many of which are mor​e than 40 years old, to meet the learning needs of 21st century learners.

The first step in building or modernizing a school is receiving funding for the work. Funding for CBE school construction and modernization projects is solely granted by the Alberta Government. Annually, we provide Alberta Education with a list of our building and modernization priorities, along with every other school district in the province. This list of priorities is part of our Three-Year School Capital Plan, which is approved by the Board of Trustees.

The Three-Year School Capital Plan​ contains information on your community, including whether your community is listed, its ranking, how the rankings are determined and the breakdown of each project’s ranking.

See Criteria for School Capital Planning Priorities for details on how we rank projects.

 New Construction

New Middle School in Evanston

The Government of Alberta announced funding for the design and construction of a new middle school (Grades 5-9) in the community of Evanston in March 2022.

Construction is Planned for the New Middle School in Evanston

The design-build contract for the new middle school in Evanston has been awarded to Krawford Construction Company Inc. and the Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture & Interior Design Inc.

Construction for the new middle school is scheduled for spring 2024, pending permit approval. We will continue to provide updates on this project as it progresses. ​

North Trail High School

North Trail H​igh School
(North Calgary High School)​
Opened​ | Sept. 2023
Grades | 10-12​


School major modernization projects provide for the renovation of the whole or part of a school building for both present and future educational programs. Modernization projects provide enhanced facilities and increased learning opportunities across the CBE. School major modernization projects should not exceed 75% of the replacement value of the school building as per provincial guidelines. See our Three-Year School Capital Plan for more information.

Jack James High School

Jack James High School

Anticipated Completion Date | Sept. 2024
Move of Louise Dean Centre

 Modular Classrooms

​Each year the CBE submits a request for modular classroom units to Alberta Education.

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