New Burnaby North Secondary School opens

Monday, February 5, 2024

The new $116.6-million Burnaby North Secondary School has officially opened. With space for 1,800 students, it’s one of B.C.’s largest schools.

The replacement school includes child care, a school district conference centre and a neighbourhood learning centre with space for adult education and language development programs for the surrounding community.

“The newly opened Burnaby North Secondary provides students with a safe, modern learning environment so they can learn and thrive for many years to come,” Minister of Education and Child Care Rachna Singh.

Construction has also started on the new Stride Avenue Community School at 7014 Stride Ave. and is expected to be completed in fall 2025. The school will include 54 new child-care spaces for kids aged 30 months to school age.

“The new Burnaby North Secondary and the upcoming Stride Avenue Community school replacement reflect the board’s priority of providing modern, safe and sustainable environments for students and staff,” said Burnaby school board chair Bill Brassington. “We are proud that both projects also recognize that schools are the heart of our communities. Each building was planned to include space, such as child care, to help the whole community thrive. We’re grateful for our partnerships with the ministry and the city that help us to support children and youth.”

Approximately $252.1 million has been invested in the Burnaby school district since September 2017 to expand, seismically upgrade or replace seven schools, including the completed Armstrong Elementary, Parkcrest Elementary and École Seaforth Elementary.


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