Kingston, ON – The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) was pleased to welcome municipal and provincial delegate representatives to 386 Holden Street on Wednesday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. for a groundbreaking ceremony.
In December 2021, the ALCDSB received approval to award the tender for the construction of a new school. The $20.9 million project will provide ALCDSB students with outstanding opportunities for learning in both French and English. The construction of the dual stream school is part of the province's capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has been working closely with the architectural design team of Colbourne & Kembel, Architects Incorporated, in partnership with Fielding International, an architecture firm who specializes in school facilities, in the design of the new school.
Highlights of the Kingston West Catholic Elementary School will include:
- 481 elementary student spaces.
- 4 new childcare rooms, providing 73 new licensed childcare spaces.
- 3 new EarlyON Child and Family Centre rooms.
“This new build will provide many new and exciting opportunities for elementary students in the Kingston West region. Enhancing our French Immersion programming within the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is a priority in our Multi Year Strategic Plan and aligns with our mission to build faith-filled communities where each member is loved, inspired, and successful" said David DeSantis, Director of Education. “I am excited to be here today to see these plans come to fruition. These new opportunities, in a state-of-the-art facility will allow our students to reach their full potential through faith and service" he said.
The new Kindergarten to Grade 8 Catholic elementary school building site is located in the Woodhaven sub-division. Construction at the site has begun, with a targeted completion date of September 2023. The ALCDSB will provide updates throughout the project on the Board website and on public-facing social media channels.
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board serves approximately 12,000 students, employs over 1,400 full-time equivalent staff and covers a geographical area of more than 16,000 square kilometers.
The ALCDSB builds faith-filled learning communities where each member is loved, inspired, and successful.