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New Schools, Modernizations and Expansions

Each year, RVS submits a Capital Plan including its Capital Priorities to the provincial government in the spring. These three-year plans highlight the need for new schools and school expansions in the communities served by RVS.  Alberta Education reviews each school board’s plans and submits its recommendations to the Treasury Board for consideration. School projects approved through this process are announced by the government following the release of the provincial budget for the upcoming year.

After receiving approval for construction, it takes about three to four years for a new school to open. Meanwhile, the stresses on our students, staff and existing schools intensify.

Projects by Community

New Schools

Funded for Construction

  • Neighbourhood: Bayview
    Expected grades: Kindergarten – Grade 9
    Funding level: Construction
    Estimated/earliest opening: Fall 2028*
  • Neighbourhood: South Windsong
    Expected grades: Kindergarten – Grade 9
    Funding level: Construction
    Estimated/earliest opening: Fall 2027*

Funded for Design 

  • Neighbourhood: Southwinds
    Expected grades: 10 – 12
    Funding level: Design
    Estimated opening: To be determined after construction funding is awarded.*

*Timelines will be updated as confirmed by the provincial government.

Capital Plan Priorities

Two additional schools for Airdrie are on RVS’ Capital Plan priorities list: a Kindergarten – Grade 8 school in Lanark and a middle school in the city’s northwest.

Expansion/Modernization

  • Bow Valley High School
    Grades: 9 – 12
    Funding level: Construction approved in 2022
    Estimated completion: Fall 2026

    This $51 million expansion includes a new gym and music room as well as modernization of the learning commons and washrooms. This project will be constructed in four phases, beginning in spring 2024, and will add about 300 student spaces.

New School

Funded for Construction

  • Neighbourhood: Rivercrest
    Expected grades: Kindergarten – Grade 8
    Funding level: Construction
    Estimated/earliest opening: Fall 2028*

*Timelines will be updated as confirmed by the provincial government.

Capital Plan Priorities

Two additional schools for Cochrane are on RVS' Capital Plan priorities list: a Kindergarten – Grade 8 school in Heartland and a high school in Horse Creek.

New School

Funded for Design 

  • Neighbourhood: Dawson’s Landing
    Expected grades: Kindergarten – Grade 9
    Funding level: Design
    Estimated opening: To be determined after construction funding is awarded.*

*Timelines will be updated as confirmed by the provincial government.

Capital Plan Priorities

Two additional schools for Chestermere are on RVS' Capital Plan priorities list: a high school in Chelsea and a Kindergarten – Grade 9 school, also in Chelsea.

Horseshoe Crossing High School
Grades: 9 – 11 (expanding to 9 – 12 in September 2025)
Opening: September 2024

Students attending this school will come from Langdon, Indus and the surrounding area. High school students in Chestermere may complete Administrative Form 305-A Out of Attendance Area Application to attend Horseshoe Crossing.

Horseshoe Crossing High School was approved for full construction funding in 2019. 

New School in Langdon Naming Engagement

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.