Acton Ostry Architects

Lord Tennyson School & Child Care provides a French immersion curriculum for more than 400 students from kindergarten to grade 7. Located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver, the LEED Gold target project features state-of-the-art 21st-century learning environments on the first two levels and a 69-space child care centre with an expansive outdoor play area on the third level. The project is a partnership between the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Vancouver School Board and the City of Vancouver.


Lord Tennyson School & Child Care




Vancouver School Board, City of Vancouver




3,700 m2

school main entry.

school main entry


LEED Gold certified

level two school.

level two school

The repurposing of underutilized space such as rooftops in residential areas helps families to find care in their neighbourhood, eases children’s transition to kindergarten, and builds community connections.

City of Vancouver

level three child care.

level three child care

view looking northeast.

view looking northeast

view looking southeast.

view looking southeast

south elevation.

south elevation

kindergarten play area.

kindergarten play area

It is crucial that we get students in our district into seismically safe schools as soon as possible. I'm so pleased to see a new school for Tennyson students and staff.

Vancouver School Board trustee