Building & Modernizing Schools
Coventry Hills/Country Hills Village Second Elementary School (Northern Lights School)
711 Coventry Drive NE
Anticipated Opening Date: September 2020
Grades | K-4
The Calgary Board of Education is scheduled to open a second elementary school for the communities of Coventry Hills/Country Hills Village during the 2020-21 school year. The opening of this school will have an impact on grade configurations and attendance areas of the existing schools in the communities.
An open house was held Sept. 16, 2019 for the community to learn about the changes and provide feedback on options prior to finalizing the attendance area for the new school. The information presented at the open house can be found in Supporting Documents.
New School Named Northern Lights School
Northern Lights School is the name of the second elementary school being built for the communities of Coventry Hills/Country Hills Village. The Board of Trustees of the Calgary Board of Education approved the name for this school, expected to open in September 2020. Read More
The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report.
|Design and Specifications
|Note: Project Managed by Alberta Infrastructure. Structural steel installation complete; masonry; paving and site development underway. Additional parking lot approved. Construction to begin Fall 2019.
|Design and Specifications
|Note: Project Managed by Alberta Infrastructure. Contractor mobilized to site Mar. 2019. Erosion and sedimentation control and site preparation underway.
How was information shared with the community?
An open house was held on Feb. 1, 2018 at Nose Creek School to share the proposed design of this school with the community.
Why was this site chosen for the new school?
The Municipal Government Act requires 10% of new development area to be designated for amenities: parks; public space; community association sites; and school sites. The CBE works with The City, the Calgary Catholic School District and community developers to select school sites based on catchment areas within new developments. There is a balance between population, number and type of residential units, location and land dedication.
Why is the CBE building this new school?
Based on the size of Coventry Hills/Country Hills Village, CBE has two elementary and one middle school sites. There is also one high school site located within the community of Coventry Hills.
The 2nd elementary school in Coventry was ranked as CBE’s 2nd priority for new school construction in the Three Year School Capital Plan 2018-2021. The project was approved in March 2017 by Alberta Education. At that time there were 1,696 pre-school aged children and 996 Kindergarten to Grade 4 students residing in Coventry Hills/Country Hills Village. The existing middle school (Nose Creek) and elementary school (Coventry Hills) have a combined capacity of 1,535 student spaces. The September 2018 utilization rate at Coventry Hills school was 96% and it was 114% at Nose Creek School. Construction of the second elementary school will allow CBE to accommodate students within the community by balancing enrolment between the three schools in the future.
Mar. 19, 2019
Bird Construction has mobilized to site and construction will be getting underway. The Site Plan that is linked on the right-hand side of this page shows the footprint of the school on the site. Please note that changes to the parking lot as indicated on this site plan are currently under consideration and conversations with impacted stakeholders in the community will be taking place soon.