Last week, the Calgary Board of Eduction (CBE) announced updates on several new schools coming to Calgary. Six new schools are coming to new suburban communities in northeast, southeast and northwest Calgary, and nine opening in the new year.
The schools opening in the new year, will provide 6,000 more spaces for students in Calgary, and three of these new facilities will be in southwest Calgary communities. This is great news for southwest Calgary residents!
Here's a brief look at the schools opening in southwest Calgary:
- Dr. Roberta Bondar School: this will be opening in Aspen Woods (1580 Strathcona Drive SW) in January 2017. This school will serve grades K - 6.
- Elbow Park School: this school is actually a replacement school, due to the severe damage that the 2013 flood caused this school. This school will be opening in Elbow Park (845 Hillcrest Avenue SW) in January 2017, and will serve grades K - 6.
- West Ridge School: this school is opening in West Springs/Cougar Ridge (8903 Wentworth Avenue SW), and will serve grades 5 - 9. This school was originally approved as a starter school and was scheduled to be completed in September 2016. However, it has now been approved to be a fully built school and as a result is scheduled to be completed in January 2017.