Kitsilano is about to get a brand new elementary school and now we know what it will look like.
A $40 million “much-needed, seismically safe replacement” of Henry Hudson Elementary school was announced by the provincial government one year ago.
The current Henry Hudson Elementary is nearly 110 years old and in need of an upgrade due to its age and condition.
“Families deserve to send their children to safe, inspiring and engaging schools and have access to childcare in convenient locations,” said BC Education Minister Rob Fleming. “The new Henry Hudson Elementary school will accomplish all of that as a modern educational facility and a true community hub for generations to come.”
The new school on the west side of the school block at 1551 Cypress Street — the southeast corner of Cornwall Avenue and Maple Street. Currently, this future school footprint is used as a sports field.
Designed by HCMA Architecture, the new school will be a 42-ft-tall, three-storey building with a capacity for 404 students and 38 staff, plus a 69 space childcare facility on the top level.
Construction on the replacement is set to begin in Spring 2022, with the new school expected to be ready for students by September 2024.
Last modified: June 3, 2021