Windsor & Essex County’s first Kindergarten to Grade 12 public school is inching towards completion on Banwell in Tecumseh.
Designed to be one of three Ontario Ministry of Education pilot project schools, Tecumseh Vista Public School will one day help to determine “provincial cost benchmarks guiding provincial new school construction”.
J.P. Thomson, the architects behind the project, have a great history of school design in Windsor and Essex County. J.P. Thomson designed King Edward, Villanova, Bellewood, St. Joseph’s, St. Anne’s and the Human Kinetics Building Expansion at the University of Windsor.
Principal Joan Rankin says of the project:
Tecumseh will finally have it’s own community high school and we are so fortunate to be part of that vision. It is an amazing and historic event to be the first community to have a Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 school. We are so fortunate to be working along with our entire community in putting into practice the notion that we are better together. We will be one big happy Tecumseh family. Join us as we move forward in the months and years ahead where we work together in building a vibrant community school where excellence will be at the centre of all that we do. We look forward to meeting and working with you soon.
Tecumseh Vista Academy will be open in September 2011 and will serve both English and French Immersion students.