About Us - School Overview
A Message from our Principal
Skwo:wech Elementary School is a K-5 public school located in the historic Sapperton neighborhood of New Westminster, British Columbia. Skwo:wech was built in 1929 and continues to maintain its role as the heart of this historic community. We are a dual track, inclusive school with neighborhood classes and Montessori. Our dedicated staff believes that every child is important and that every child can succeed. As a team we work collaboratively to create an environment which supports the learning of each and every child. We are a multicultural community, welcoming families from around the world. Our school community; students, parents and staff work together to promote a caring and respectful community of learners where our children grow academically, emotionally and socially. Our students are encouraged to respect themselves, respect others and respect the environment.
Our very supportive PAC and the larger parent community are active in supporting learning activities, special events and providing additional resources which benefit every child at our school. Additionally, our school offers a StrongStart Program to support the families of our youngest community members, infants to age 5. Also, we are most fortunate to have an onsite daycare program which provides before and after school care.
We welcome all families in our learning community and invite any new families to our area to come and visit our school.
We look forward to learning and growing together in the coming school year!