Opened in 2009: 3 floors with 101,000 square feet and contains:
20 academic classrooms
2 special needs classrooms
2 science labs
Gymnasium with stage
Annex opened in 2019: 4 floors with 36,000 square feet and contains:
22 additional classrooms
The annex is connected to the main building. There is no need to go outside to go into the annex.
The building achieved a Silver rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Schools Rating System.
Located at 225 S. Aberdeen, the Branch houses Skinner West’s pre-K and most of the kindergarten classes. The smaller building size helps some children get acclimated to a school setting. In addition to age-appropriate classrooms, the building has:
Gross motor room, including a kitchen andlife skills corner, dramatic play and puppet corner, and an area for large gross motor (basketball hoop, balancing equipment, and gym mats)
Library and computer lab, including a reading corner, book bins and book cart, desks, and Chromebooks
Learn more about our Universal Pre-K program
Skinner West’s $16.6 Million Annex Opens
Mayor Daley Dedicates New Skinner West Elementary School
Skinner West Branch NEW Gross Motor Room and Library/Computer Lab