St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy (Morinville) - Opening 2019


School Details:


Project  Details:

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Location:  Morinville, AB

Planned Opening:  2019 

Capacity:  350 students 

Public Consultation: 2017/2018 Boundaries and Programming.

Namesake: News Release (February 2016)

Principal:  TBA




Project Manager:  Alberta Infrastructure

Funding announced:  October 2014

School Site:  Westwinds Development, Morinville (Approved Area Structure Plan), (Westwinds Area Site Plan)

Sod Turning:  TBA

Design Tender: Awarded to Group2 Architecture & Interior Design Ltd, August 2015 (School Building Drawings)

Construction Tender:  Fall 2017

Project Completion:  2019




Project Development and Construction Updates:

October 2017

The deep underground services and some of the curb work was completed along with the sub-base of the road. The construction tender is anticipated to be issued in January 2018.

September 2017 

Construction Update: The earthwork is proceeding as planned to bring the site to grade. In addition, underground servicing is in progress which includes: power, water, sewer/sanitation and the storm system. Servicing must be in place prior to road construction to provide access to the site. Alberta Infrastructure will be in a position to release the tender for construction once the road is complete. It is anticipated this will take place as early as December. All site readiness and construction progress is subject to weather conditions.

June 2017

The Board of Trustees approved Guiding Principles that will inform decisions on boundaries and programming for the school. A full consultation process will begin in the Fall 2017 that will provide families, staff, and the broader public with an opportunity to learn about the school and provide input on the school attendance area and programs. 

The movement of earth on the Westwinds site is currently underway to begin the work of servicing the site. Watch for future updates on construction.

February 2017

Alberta Infrastructure is prepared to issue a tender for construction on the project once the land title is transferred to the Town of Morinville and road access to the site is available. The Town and the developer of the Westwinds site, Landrex are in discussions to make the site ready for construction.

The District and architects are working on the final plans and design of the school; plans are ahead of schedule. It is anticipated the school opening will be in 2019 and that public consultation around attendance area and programming for the school will begin this fall.

November 2016

The project will now include the addition of solar panels, a government funded initiative to demonstrate leadership on climate change. To accommodate the addition of solar panels, modifications to the initial design will be made. 

October 2016

The construction project is in its final phase of site development. The design phase is now completed and the District has completed all of its required work. Once the road and access to the site is completed by the developer and/or the Town of Morinville, title for the property will shift from the developer to the Town, and tendering for the project will commence. It is anticipated that this Alberta Infrastructure managed project will be tendered by the Government of Alberta in the Spring of 2017. Please check back for future updates. 

April 2016

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Academy is expected to open its doors in 2018. At this time, architects have developed conceptual drawings and are working towards detailed plans for the school building and site. 

February 2016

News Release on Naming of Schools - Name of new school in Morinville Honors Heritage and Legacy of Excellence