Upper Lynn School is located in upper Lynn Valley, in a medium density residential neighbourhood. The school was built in 1959 on a 2.2 hectare site, with additions and renovations completed in late 2001.
The school is located on a north-south sloping site, with most primary (K-3) classrooms, learning achievement centre, English Language Learning classroom, main administration offices, multipurpose room and gymnasium located on the main floor. All intermediate (4-7) classrooms, library, student services offices, counselor's office, computer lab, and music room are located on the upper floors. Full ramp and elevator accessibility provides freedom of movement for all students.