Construction is underway for two new Langford schools that are set to open in September 2022.
Pexsiseṉ Elementary school and Centre Mountain Lellum Middle school will welcome 1,200 students all together next year.
At the moment, the construction project is 25% complete and the sites have been prepared with concrete foundations and retaining walls in place.
The Government of BC is providing $88.6 million to build the two new schools at the corner of Constellation Avenue and the West Shore Parkway.
“It’s no secret the West Shore is home to some of the fastest-growing communities in the province and an attractive place to raise a family,” said Premier John Horgan, MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca.
“I am excited students in Langford will soon have the benefit of learning in modern, engaging and inspiring new schools designed to support student success.”
There will be a new neighbourhood learning centre on-site with new, before- and after-school child care spaces to further support young families in the community.
The space will reduce the need for portables.
“As a board of education, we work hard to ensure there are neighbourhood schools for our communities,” says Ravi Parmar, chair of Sooke Board of Education.
“These schools help us on our path to providing leadership in educational stewardship while fostering choice and diversity for both our students and staff.”
Since September 2017, the provincial government has announced more than $2.2 billion for school construction projects in B.C, including $187 million for the Sooke School District and the purchase of five sites for future schools to meet expected growth on the West Shore.
Take a look at this video rendering of the future schools: