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New School for CSAP
A new high school for students and families in the Conseil scolaire acadian provincial (CSAP) will support French first-language learning across the Halifax Regional Municipality.
This school will support a growing French-speaking community while helping to reduce enrolment pressures at other CSAP schools in the Halifax area.
The province will invest $28.5 million to purchase and renovate Newbridge Academy. The school will welcome students in September 2020.
“The Acadian and French-speaking community in our province is growing,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “This new school will help to meet the demand for French first-language education in the region and give students and families a modern learning environment.”
A second school for the CSAP is also planned to support CSAP families. This project was included in the five-year school capital plan announced in 2018.
“We are pleased with the announcement today. Not only will this school allow us to provide our students with a modern learning facility, it will also address space pressures in schools in the Halifax Regional Municipality.”
– Michel Comeau, superintendent, Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
— CSAP has about 6,100 students across the province
— the new high school in Dartmouth will serve about 900 students
— CSAP currently has seven schools in the Halifax region and 21 across the province