Kanai Middle School

Location: Sioux Valley, Manitoba

Area: 41 000 sq. ft

Cost: 5-5 million

Completed: 1996

The Kanai Middle School is located on the Blood Reserve, ten kilometres west of Lethbridge, Alberta. It serves 420 students from grades five to eight. Each grade level is centers in a grouping or pod in order to limit travel within the school and to encourage teachers to work together as a team within the pod. Each pod also houses separate subjects, such as math, literature, social studies, and science, as well as specialty courses in the Blackfoot language, art, home economics, industrial art, and computer sciences. The Kauai Middle School is designed with efficiency in mind, as the limited travel between classes increases time available for learning and activities.