(The proposed design for the Stittsville Secondary School. Rendering: Edward J. Cuhaci & Associates Architects Inc.)
Goldie Gharmari, MPP for Carleton was pleased to announce on March 10, 2021 that as part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board approval to proceed to award the tender for a new Stittsville Secondary School. The $48 million investment will provide a new, quality learning environment for the students of Stittsville. The school is currently scheduled to open in September, 2023.
This project is part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.
“The funding for this new school is great news for our community,” said Goldie Ghamari, MPP for Carleton. “This investment will provide a quality learning environment and new opportunities for the children of Stittsville.”
Lynn Scott, OCDSB Board Chair and Trustee for West Carleton – March/Stittsville/ Rideau- Goulbourn, said, “It has taken a very long time, and the pandemic has impacted our costs and schedule, but I’m delighted that Ministry of Education has now approved our use of some additional funds from our capital reserves to proceed on our project. Very soon, Stittsville residents will be excited to see shovels in the ground and construction beginning on our new high school.”
Ontario’s investment in new and updated schools will create the foundation for a modern learning environment for hundreds of students across the province.
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Progress towards the construction of the new Stittsville Secondary School further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”
The new school construction will allow for 1,353 classroom spaces for students in grades 7 to 12. Stittsville Secondary School will be located at 700 Cope Drive.