The council's education convener has said Braeview will likely reopen to pupils in "weeks, not months" following a meeting with parents.
It was some week.
Pupils from a fire-ravaged Dundee academy are to return to classes next week and will be spread across two city schools.
Firefighters' response to the blaze at Braeview Academy has been praised by managers and the Scottish Minister for Community Safety, who hailed the operation as an example of successful resource-sharing.
Local people have said it was only a matter of time before Braeview Academy was set on fire.
A school which was extensively damaged by a major fire will be out of commission for some time, the local authority has said.
Dundee City Council has issued a statement following a blaze which gutted part of a school building.
Police have appealed for information after Tuesday night's fire at Braeview Academy.
Firefighters will remain at the scene of a fire-hit Dundee school for a "long while".
A Dundee school has been badly damaged in a late night fire.