New Schools Update

At the end of June 2008, the Vancouver School Board of Trustees voted in favour of new schools in the UBC area. University Hill Secondary school will be re-located to the old NRC site on 16th Ave (at East Mall) and will be scheduled for completion in December 2010. Instead of a planned capacity of 650 for the new UHill Secondary, VSB will consider increasing its capacity to 900 student spaces, something that was planned for Phase 2.

A new elementary school will be located at the current UHill Secondary school site on Acadia Rd. VSB will be planning for a dual-track regular English and French immersion programs at the new elementary school. The new school will have an intake of a single Kindergarten class in the French immersion program.

Funding for the construction of both schools will be from a $9.6M grant from the province of BC and a land transfer of the Anne Hebert school site to the Francophone School Board.