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New School Announced for Elementary Students at Stride Avenue

The BC Government announced funding for a new seismically safe building set to replace the existing Stride Avenue Community School. Construction is expected to begin in 2023, with completion in 2024.

The school will also be built to meet net zero carbon ready standards and provide a facility designed for 21st-century learning. Burnaby Board of Education Chair Jen Mezei:

Providing a modern, safe and sustainable learning environment for students and staff is a priority for our board, as we work to reduce our environmental impact. We are also pleased that this new building will continue to reflect that schools are the heart of our communities. We’re grateful for our partnership with the provincial government that allows for this building to include a Neighbourhood Learning Centre that can further support the community.”

The replacement is part of the Province’s Seismic Mitigation Program. Minister of Education Jennifer Whiteside:

Students at Stride Avenue Community school are getting a safer, modern learning environment…Through our CleanBC plan, we’re helping school districts lead the way on climate action, while reducing operating costs on new and expanded schools.”

The school will be built on open space on the property, in order to allow students to remain in the current building until the new one is ready.

The following upgrade or replacement projects that have been approved by the Ministry of Education are currently underway:

  • Burnaby North Secondary, seismic replacement (read more) – expected completion fall 2022
  • Parkcrest Elementary, seismic upgrade – expected completion fall 2022
  • Seaforth Elementary, seismic upgrade – expected completion fall 2022

Read the Press Release About Stride Avenue Community School from the Ministry of Education on April 8, 2021 

Posted April 2021