The Government of Saskatchewan announced a new joint-use elementary school that will house four schools in North Regina.
The new school will be built on the existing Imperial Community School site and consolidate and replace St. Peter and St. Michael, Imperial and McDermid elementary schools.
The new facility will have two elementary schools, one operated by Regina Public Schools and the other used by the Regina Catholic School Division as well as a community space and a 51-space child care centre.
Education Minister Dustin Duncan said this project would serve students and the community for years.
“Our government is proud to invest in school infrastructure throughout the province, as we are dedicated to fulfilling our commitment to creating safe and welcoming learning environments for our students.”
The school is expected to be 11,186 square metres, the equivalent of two soccer fields and is scheduled to open in the fall of 2025. The school will also house 800 pre-kindergarten to Grade 8 students between both school divisions, with a capacity for 400 students in each school. The schools will also be able to expand to accommodate up to 1,000 students.
Regina Catholic Schools Board Chair Shauna Weninger said they are excited for the future of the four schools.
“We’ve celebrated the success of other joint-use projects, and this time we’re combining double the schools, providing brand new and current learning environments to enhance education for students living in this area. It’s a blessing to have this new facility underway.”
Regina Board of Education Chair Tara Molson issued the same sentiments as her counterpart.
“This formal announcement of the location of the joint-use northeast Regina school helps our school divisions further focus our attention on creating successful learning environments for all students,” she said. “We look forward to working with families, students and employees in the northeast Regina communities to develop a school that will serve them for many decades to come.”
The facility will also be a community space with a kitchen serving the schools and the larger community.
“The City of Regina is proud to play a role in this new joint-use school alongside our provincial government and school division partners in developing a new community centre in Regina’s northeast neighbourhood,” Regina Mayor Sandra Masters said. “Community centres play a vital role in promoting active lifestyles, fostering connections and offering opportunities for residents to participate. Through input gathered from the community and key stakeholders, we are committed to creating a space that not only serves as a hub for programs and recreation but also enhances our residents’ well-being and quality of life.”
The designs for the joint-use school are being finalized, and the project is expected to begin the tendering process in the coming weeks. Construction is scheduled to start later this fall.