Construction completed, underway for more schools, child care spaces in Surrey


An addition at École K.B. Woodward is now complete, providing a more modern learning experience for students, one of the many investments being made in Surrey schools.
“Our government is building, expanding and upgrading schools throughout B.C.,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care. “As Surrey continues to grow, we are acting to ensure all students have the classrooms they need to learn and grow in one of the best education systems in the world.”
The new addition at École K.B. Woodward adds 240 new student seats to the community of Surrey. The Province provided more than $14 million for the project, which added eight new classrooms to the school and renovated two others.
Construction is about to start for the new Snokomish Elementary in the South Newton neighbourhood. Snokomish Elementary will add 655 new student seats to Surrey with $38.9 million in funding from the Province, with the Surrey School District providing $5 million. The new school will include a neighbourhood learning centre for child care, providing a convenient drop-off location for parents. The new school is expected to be open in 2026.
Construction on additions at Semiahmoo Trail Elementary and South Meridian Elementary are underway. The Province provided $13.7 million for the expansion of Semiahmoo Trail Elementary and $13.3 million for South Meridian Elementary. Semiahmoo Trail will be expanded to welcome 245 more students. South Meridian will add room for 200 more students.
The Surrey School District received approximately $500,000 in ChildCareBC New Spaces funding to create approximately 50 child care spaces at Snokomish Elementary.
Since 2018, the Province has funded the creation of more than 815 school-aged child care spaces on school grounds in Surrey.
“In June, K.B. Woodward Elementary had 12 portables. This new addition has allowed us to free up eight of those portables so they can be used by other schools in our district,” said Gary Tymoschuk, vice-chair, Surrey Board of Education. “This addition also allows us to keep students in their neighborhood school and provide them with an optimal learning environment. We look forward to continuing to work with our provincial partners to find sustainable solutions to address Surrey’s growth.”