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The community's vision for a new school in the central peninsula can be seen in this architectural rendering. Image: Submitted/Envision Saint John

$23M allocated for 2 new Saint John schools in 2024-25

By Brad Perry Dec 11, 2023 | 6:41 AM

More than $23 million has been allocated in the upcoming provincial capital budget for two new Saint John schools.

A spokesperson for the Department of Education recently confirmed the investment in an email to our newsroom.

Diana Chávez said $11.96 million has been set aside for the new south end school and $11.42 million for the north end school.

“The funding allocated in the 2024-25 capital budget for the south and north end schools in Saint John will be used to begin the construction process,” said Chávez.

The south end school at Rainbow Park will replace St. John the Baptist/King Edward School and Prince Charles School.

The new school in the north end at the site of the former Crescent Valley School will replace Hazen White-St. Francis School and Centennial School.

“At this time, we are on schedule for the schools to be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2026,” said Chávez.