Calgary Board of Education

About Our School

“Inspiring Minds In A Caring Community”

G.W. Skene school was built in 1979 and is situated on 20 acres. The school is organized into nine classrooms. Each classroom creates and maintains a comprehensive literacy program. Teachers integrate music and art daily into lessons. A physical education teacher provides a daily program within our high school size gymnasium. In 2012 our library was converted into a Learning Commons which serves as a hub for discipline-based inquiry. A dedicated Learning Commons teacher facilitates inter-disciplinary opportunities for all students.

G. W. Skene School is located in the southeast community of Penbrooke Meadows. In addition to receiving students living within our Penbrooke Meadows boundary, students are bussed from the community of Applewood. Our school is unique in that we are a Division II school having only students in Grades 3 to 5. Students in Kindergarten and Grades 1 -2 attend James Short Memorial School located on the adjoining field. Students move from G. W. Skene to Ernest Morrow School for Grades 6 to 9 and to Forest Lawn High School. Our students bring a rich diversity to our school community with approximately 60% of our students having English as a second language.