Howe Sound School Board will have an extra 1,352 school children to educate over the next 10 years, according to new figures.
The school board heard the latest population growth projections for the region at a regular board meeting on Wednesday night in Squamish.
According to the study compiled from local government sources, around 3,255 residential units will be built in the Howe Sound district over the next 10 years.
The school board predicts that another four elementary schools will be needed over this period, in Whistler, Furry Creek, Squamish and the Garibaldi Highlands, to accommodate the growing school-age population.
Sites for the new schools are expected to cost approximately $5,584,100.