Mistawasis High School
Mistawasis Chief and Council innovated their way to bring a new high school to their community in record time, without compromising comfort and quality. 3twenty was a key part of their success story.
Mistawasis Nêhiyawak had been busing their kids to a nearby public school for decades. Leadership and community members wanted to bring their kids back home. It normally takes years to receive approval for and to build most schools, but thanks to Mistawasis Chief and Council’s innovative approach, they were able to bring a new high school to the community in eight months!
In early 2018, Mistawasis and 3twenty signed a contract to proceed with the design and construction of a new high school that needed to accommodate 150 students in grades nine to twelve. By fall that year, Mistawasis welcomed their first intake of students. The high school was designed to meet the building and technological standards of new high schools in urban centres. The school has four classrooms and two additional flexible teaching spaces that are used primarily for STEM curriculum. The school is also equipped with a full commercial kitchen and cafeteria space for students and community members.
3twenty performed full turnkey design-build services, including furnishing the classrooms and equipping the commercial kitchen.
3twenty integrated many architectural features to ensure the design met its intent of providing the students with a world-class high school.
The school was designed to allow for a gymnasium to be added on to the corridor.
The school was opened in two phases to allow a September opening, with the final two classrooms being commissioned in November.
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“The highlight for me, was the first day we brought the kids into this building. I just stood back, watched their expressions, and watched them roam, touch things; their eyes lit up, and they were all just so excited. You know we did something right.” - Shantelle Watson, Director of Education