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Snokomish Elementary in Surrey on track for spring 2026 opening

Near Goldstone Park, new elementary school in Surrey will teach 655 students
Snokomish Elementary, a new South Newton-area school in Surrey, is seen under construction on Tuesday, July 9.

Still on track to open to students in spring 2026, Snokomish Elementary is progressing well in the construction phase.

The South Newton-area school will have a capacity for 655 students, consisting of three storeys and 27 classrooms for students in kindergarten to Grade 7. Snokomish will also have before and after school care and a daycare for children age three to five.

While the steel structure is still under construction, the Snokomish building is beginning to take shape as the concrete slab and walls stand tall and onsite civil services are nearing completion, shared Surrey Schools spokesperson Rena Heer.


The name of the school, Snokomish, was given to the school district by Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell. A report from the school naming committee at the time states that Snokomish "was a community from that area" of 148 Street and 58 Avenue, where the school will sit soon.

"They lived in the area and thrived in the lands surrounding the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers. The Snokomish were greatly reduced by smallpox and influenza. As Chief Chappell understands it, the survivors were at risk from northern nations, so they joined with the Semiahmoo and the Kwantlen peoples," the report reads.

Anticipated to open in the spring of 2026 after first being announced in early 2020, Snokomish Elementary will also back onto Goldstone Park. 

Sobia Moman

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