Skanste is a friendly environment for families. Here or in the close vicinity, educational institutions of all levels are easily accessible. Currently, the youngest residents of the neighborhood are welcomed by four kindergarten/daycare facilities; their older peers can continue their education at the Hanza Secondary School of Riga. The nearby institution of higher learning, the BA School of Business and Finance, is a branch leader in Latvia.
Nearby, the Lycée Française of Riga, Secondary School No 49 and Riga Medical College No. 1 can all be found. Other educational institutions in the center, the Old Town and other neighborhoods are also just a short distance away. Given the current demand and expecting a substantial increase in the population of Skanste, the local government is planning to build and open a number of other preschool facilities.