Joint-use schools consist of a public and Catholic school located in the same building, owned and operated by the partner school divisions, with shared spaces like community resource centres and child care spaces.
Benefits of joint-use schools:
- Provide extra benefits to the students in schools where specific programming may not have otherwise been offered
- Strengthen partnerships between school divisions
There are many features of the 18 schools that will benefit the students, teachers and the community, including:
- Large community resource space;
- Large open common areas for student gathering;
- Large windows to create bright learning spaces;
- Outdoor learning spaces;
- Presentation stairs;
- Barn door and garage door walls;
- In-floor heating; and
- Technologically rich learning spaces.
Environmentally friendly design
Each building meets LEED silver standards and will include innovative efficiencies, such as:
- Large windows throughout the school that allow more natural daylight;
- Automated lighting systems that adjust to natural light and that turn on and off based on room occupancy;
- High efficient water fixtures and landscaping designs to reduce water consumption, and
- More locations and storage throughout the schools to recycle.