The Government of British Columbia is providing $88.6 million to build a 500-seat elementary school and a 700-seat middle school on Constellation Avenue in Langford, less than a five-minute drive from the new Belmont Secondary school. Both new schools are expected to be ready for students in September 2022.
Since September 2017, the Province has created 9,425 student seats at new and expanded schools throughout B.C., including 1,800 new student seats in the Sooke School District. Sooke is one of the two fastest-growing school districts in B.C.
The new schools will be built on a single, 6.5-hectare site purchased in November 2017 with $23.3 million from the Province and $1.6 million from the Sooke School District.
The elementary school will feature a neighbourhood learning centre with child care space to further benefit young families in the community.
In addition, the Province will provide $18.6 million to secure a new site for a future secondary school on McCallum Road in Langford. The district will contribute $350,000. The ministry will work with the district on the best path forward to bring a new school to the property to benefit Langford students.
Budget 2019 includes a record $2.7 billion for school capital investments, including new schools, expansions, seismic upgrades and land purchases for future schools.