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Nelson Mandela High School

45 Saddletowne Circle NE, Calgary AB T3J 4W3

Capacity | 1800 students
Anticipated Opening Date | Sept. 2016
Grades | 10-11 (year 1); 10-12 (year 2)



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School approved for Provincial funding May 1, 2013, as part of BASCP using the Design/Build delivery process, with the CBE to look after maintenance. Bridging Consultants worked with CBE to develop the site layout and floor plans for the proponent RFP. Gibbs Gage Architects and the Bird Construction team were the successful design build proponents.

Alberta Education approved an increase in capacity of the school to 1800 students. Construction has commenced and continues as scheduled on site. Furniture, fixtures and equipment fit-up and commissioning will commence after the school is turned over to the CBE in Summer 2016. Two successful open houses were held in April and September 2014.

Construction Status

The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report that is presented monthly to the Board of Trustees.

Jan. 2018
​Design and Specifications ​100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Foundations 100%
Steel Fabrication and Erection (Manufacture) 50%0%
Roofing and Membranes 100%
Building Envelope (Precast Panels) 100%0%
​Interior Finishes ​80%
Note: Construction is expected to be completed at the end of February 2018.

Nov. 2017

​Design and Specifications ​100%
City Permits 100%
Construction Award 100%
Foundations 100%
Steel Fabrication and Erection (manufacture) 50%
Roofing and Membranes 0%
Building Envelope (precast panels) 100%
​Interior Finishes ​0%
Note: Construction Continues. Gymnasium floor installation requires wood curing on site which will result in a delay.


Project Background

November 2016


  • Construction was completed for a school opening on September 6, 2016. Deficiencies are being corrected. The aeronautical CTS space is being fitted out for completion in late Fall.

  • Design development is complete and working drawings are being prepared. The Development Permit application has been submitted for approval.  Completion and occupancy is scheduled for Fall 2017.

June 2016


  • An Operational transition team has been assembled to take over the facility on a phased basis from AI. The CBE CTS and FF&E fit-out requirements are being scoped and will be installed over the summer. Following the approval of partial capital funding by the Provincial Government, a new gymnasium will be added to the scope of this facility. CBE will be contributing capital to this development and will oversee the design and construction. For completion and occupancy by September 2017.


April 2016


  • Alberta Infrastructure has advised that the building will be handed over in five stages between June 1 and August 12, 2016. The 300 student addition will be ready for occupancy on December 2, 2016.


March 2016


  • Construction continues and Alberta Infrastructure has advised of a phased handover to the CBE.


November 2015


  • A request for a Gymnasium addition has been submitted to the Provincial Government.


October 2015


  • Construction is proceeding without incident. A site tour was held on September 25, 2015.

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Contact Information

Please contact Design Services at 403-817-6229 if you have any questions or concerns regarding the status of construction.

Working with the Community 

  • Sept. 17, 2014 – Design presentation and open house






 Contact Us


 Meet Your Principal | Teresa Martin




​Attendance Area

Walk Zone | Click the map below to view the walk zone for your school. To find out on how walk zones are determined and answers to frequently asked questions visit our school walk zone page.





​Jan. 26,27,28 2016 Nelson Mandela High School Open House & Advanced Placement Information Sessions
​Dec. 16, 2015 New High School Opening in Martindale
Information on school designation, grade configuration changes and more
​June 16, 2015 Northeast High School is Named



 Supporting Documents

​Jan. 2016 ​Community Engagement Plan
​Dec. 15, 2015 Parent Feedback
June 27, 2014 Site Map ​

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