April 23, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is completing site validation studies of Optimist Park and the Princess Alexandra School site to look at how suitable each property may be for building the new school that will serve the neighbourhoods of King George, Pleasant Hill, Riversdale, and West Industrial.
As part of this process "test fits" have been prepared for each site. A test fit is not a school design – it is simply to provide an idea of where a school building could be located on each property, along with other features such as the childcare centre, outdoor learning and recreational spaces, parking, and bus and drop-off areas. Some of the test fits also include space for the Saskatoon Tribal Council, which may partner with the school division on this project. The test fits document can be viewed here.
Members of the school communities and the general public are invited to review the test fits to get an idea of where the new school could be located and share their thoughts with the Board of Education as part of the site validation studies. Feedback can be shared in one of the following ways:
April 1, 2021
Saskatoon Public Schools is building a new school that, along with community partners, will serve the King George, Pleasant
Hill and Princess Alexandra school communities The school division consulted with the City of Saskatoon and considered
feedback from the community to identify possible sites for the new school. Seven sites were identified, and each was reviewed based
on several criteria including site size, provincial and municipal regulations, land acquisition, health and safety, and location. The full communication shared with school communities including summarized information for each site is available here.
The seven identified sites included in the review are:
1. Princess Alexandra School site
2. Optimist Park
3. King George School site
4. Parcel P (515 Avenue N South)
5. 19th and 20th site
6. Columbian Place
7. 425 Avenue P South
The provincial government has committed $29 million to build the new school. Funds for renovating an existing school, purchasing land
for a new school, or environmental clean-up were not provided in the budget for the project.
Following the preliminary review, the Board of Education requested comprehensive site validation studies on two sites: Princess
Alexandra School site and Optimist Park.
Public engagement is part of the site validation studies.