In Hamilton, new St. Ann Catholic Elementary School will unite three distinct school communities in a state-of-the art building.
Collaborative Structures Ltd. (CSL) is building the $9.6 million, 62,500 sq. ft. school designed by Sam Esposto Architect Inc. Following a school board trend, the new school will replace three existing schools, bringing the three formerly distinct communities together under one roof.
The school is sited between two churches in a well-established neighbourhood. The two-storey school has been designed for 450 students and will include 16 regular classrooms, two spacious kindergarten classrooms designed beyond Ministry of Education requirements, a library, as well as an elevator and accessibility ramp.
The school is scheduled to open in early 2014.