Building & Modernizing Schools

Building & Modernizing Schools Prairie Sky School

Prairie Sky School

(​Skyview Ranch Elementary/Middle School)

201 Skyview Ranch Road NE, ​T3N 2E7

Anticipated Opening Date: TBD
Grades | K-9

New School Updates

Jan. 31, 202​3
Update | Prairie Sky School Construction Progress January 2023 

Construction on Prairie Sky School is moving along well. We have not yet confirmed the opening date, but we are definitely getting close! Many of the outside finishings are almost complete, and the focus is now on getting the interior completed. This includes working on many of the specialty areas of the school such as the construction shop, science labs along with the foods and fashion rooms.

See the full notice to read more.

Dec. 21, 202​2
Update | Prairie Sky School C​onstruction Progress December 2022 

Last month we promised we would provide an update on Prairie Sky School's construction progress. Construction by Alberta Infrastructure is continuing. We still, however, do not know when the school will be ready to welcome students. 

A lot of work has been completed in the past month, with some areas of the school still being constructed. Our team was on site last week and reported that construction crews were working hard on the elementary side of the school, the main gym, the learning commons, hallways and some classrooms. 

See the full notice​ to ​view photos of the construction progress, in the areas mentioned.

​Nov. 17​, ​​​2022

Update | Prairie Sky Scho​ol Construction Progress November 2022

We know you are waiting for news about when Prairie Sky School will be open. Construction of the school by Alberta Infrastructure is continuing, but we still don’t know when the school will be ready to welcome students.

While we don’t yet have an opening date, we want to share a construction update with you. A lot of work has been completed since we last communicated with you in October. In the most recent Construction Project Status Report that was shared with the Board of Trustees on Oct. 11, the school’s construction was estimated to be 80 per cent complete. Our team was on site this week and reported that construction crews were working hard on the main gymnasium, the auxiliary gym, the learning commons, and a variety of classrooms.

Please see the notice​ for more information and to view construction progress photos.

Oct. 2​6. 2022 

Upda​​te | Prairie Sky School Construction Progress

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In September, we updated you on the expected construction timeline of Prairie Sky School.

In that letter, we also promised to provide an update on the school’s construction by the end of October.​ [Read More​​]

Sept. 16, 2022

Prairie School Construction Progress Update

Alberta Infrastructure recently informed the CBE that the school is expected to be completed and handed over to the CBE by the end of October. This date may change depending on how const​ruction progresses and whether building inspections are completed. 

Once the school is handed over to CBE, there are still many details that must be completed before the school will be ready to welcome students. Our teams require several weeks to complete final inspections, a thorough cleaning, and move into and set up the school for students. Student safety is our top priority, and we must ensure that all preparations are in place before allowing students to enter the building. [​Read More​​]

June 6, 2022

Inform | Prairie Sky 'School within a School' Update

Re: Change to designated schools for kindergarten and Grade 6 students 

Since the end of April, there has been a change in enrolment numbers for Prairie Sky School. Registrations for the school for the 2022-23 school year are higher than projected when we developed the 'school within a school' plan. While this is exciting because the Prairie Sky school community is growing, it presents challenges to the existing plan.​ [Read More​]

May 11, 2022

We would like to share the Proposed Walk Zone for Prairie Sky School. [Read More]

Apr. 28, 2022

Inform | New School Opening in Skyview Ranch

Re: Change to opening school date, designation information, grade configuration changes and more school information.​

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is pleased to be opening a new school in Skyview Ranch named Prairie Sky School.​ This school will serve all kindergarten to Grade 9 students in the Skyview Ranch community and allow them to attend a school closer to home. [Read More​]

Ma​r. 31, 2022

Board of Trustees Names New School in Skyview Ranch

Prairie Sky School is the name of the new Calgary Board of Education elementary/middle school under construction in the northeast community of Skyview Ranch. The Board of Trustees approved the name for the school on March 29, 2022.​ [Read More​]

​Mar. 10, 20​​22

Announce | New Skyview Ranch K-9 School Principal​

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the principal of the new school that’s being built in Skyview Ranch Community. [Read More​​]

Registration Information

Registration for all CBE schools and programs for the 2022-23 school year starts Jan. 17, 2022. For more information on CBE's registration process, visit our Registratio​n page.

Prairie Sky School will offer kindergarten to Grade 8 programming in 2022-23 and kindergarten to Grade 9 programming in 2023-24.

The opening date for Prairie Sky School has changed due to construction delays. The school will now open later in the 2022-23 school year. We understand a change in schools mid-year can be difficult for families and have developed a plan to support students as they begin the 2022-23 school year and transition to a new school. The revised opening date will be announced in the fall. 

We have communicated to all parents/guardians of affected students a ‘school within a school’ model for a portion of the 2022-23 school year until the school’s construction is complete. Students from the Skyview Ranch will be attending the following designated schools until construction is complete:
  • Kindergarten students will be attending Hugh. A Bennett
  • Grade 1 to 5 students will be designated by address to Annie Foote School and Monterey Park School.
  • Grades 6 to 8 will attend Dr. Gordon Higgins School.

If you have any questions on designations or registration, please view the designation map or contact the student’s school, Hugh. A BennettAnnie Foote School, Monterey Park School, or Dr. Gordon Higgins School.

If your child is currently attending a CBE alternative program or an out-of-attendance area school and you wish for them to be registered for Prairie Sky School, please review CBE’s transfer process and submit a transfer request form.​

Construction Status

The construction status is updated using the Construction Projects Status Report that is presented quarterly to the Board of Trustees.​

​Oct. 2022

Design and Specifications ​100%
​Construction Award ​100%
​Construction Progress 80%
Note: Project managed by Alberta Infrastructure. Building envelope underway, interior framing and drywall ongoing, mechanical and electrical ongoing, interior finishes ongoing, exterior hardscapes started.​


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