Welcome to Urban Academy

Urban Academy represents the evolving nature of education. We put students in the centre of our plans, setting them up for maximum success and optimal academic performance. Our students go on to become leaders, innovators, dreamers and doers. Experience an education with greater discovery, higher achievement and deeper passion.


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JK

Children learn to harness their imaginations, explore their surroundings and form critical opinions.

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Primary

K - GRADE 1

Students gain a foundation to become the leaders, thinkers and innovators of tomorrow.

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Intermediate

GRADES 2 - 5

With a focus on culture and community, students enhance their understanding of the world.

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Middle

GRADES 6 - 9

Students draw meaningful connections between the context of their education and the impact they have as citizens.

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Senior

GRADES 10 - 12

Technology, science, creative and math-based assignments refine students’ problem solving skills.

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The Urban Academy Learning Experience

Students discover themselves and the world with a focus on connections and creativity that leads to the highest possible academic performance.

creativity

Creativity transcends traditional art classes and students discover creative solutions to real world challenges.

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innovation

Students become prepared for a dynamic, evolving world.

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integrated approach

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experiential education

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Life at Urban Academy

This is a place where diversity thrives and students learn to grow. We take pride in the range of our educational offering and we care about delivering the best possible learning experiences.

school spirit

This is the pride that defines us and brings us together in so many fantastic ways.

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activities for all

Learning here extends well beyond regular class time, allowing students to cultivate their skills and providing another outlet for teamwork, discovery and collaboration.

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Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 17, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to our guests who joined us last night at Uptown for the Community AGM. It was an enjoyable evening where the Board of Directors was able to share the work of the last year and to introduce the new Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 that they have […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 10, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, We had an enjoyable and thoughtful Remembrance Day assembly today at Queens Ave United Church with our whole school in attendance. A number of parents were able to join us as well. Our students from the Uptown campus took the lead on both Drama and Music selections that […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 3, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to the Hallowe’en Planning Committee for providing an enjoyable party for parents last weekend at Robson Manor. They always put care and thought in to the decorations, refreshments and a plan for guests to have fun. The students at Robson enjoyed the decorations and the ambience […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 27, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, As we approach Hallowe’en we have lots of very excited students. Teachers have planned activities for their students and information on those will be on blogs as well as messages home. Guidance on costumes has also been provided. We want them to have a wonderful day and we […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 19, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our Annual Appeal is in full swing and many families have already stepped up and contributed at the level they have selected. Please get your chosen contribution in as soon as you are able. I am happy to answer questions and we can help with donor choices if […]

Grade 1: Innovating Community

October 19, 2017 Each term at Urban Academy, students focus on a Unit of Inquiry – a 6-8 week in-depth exploration of a concept. To begin the unit, students are introduced to a large concept and problem posed by their teacher. The solution requires an understanding of numerous core subject areas including math, literacy, science […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 13, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a good week, focused on learning. Our grade 6-12 students had Interim Reports home this week at the mid-way point in the reporting term. This is an important function in the Senior School, we want parents to be well-apprised of the progress of their child […]

Term 1 Robson Clubs Announced

Club registration is in full swing for three clubs at our junior campus. Students can register either at the office, or on the club sign up form in the Robson foyer.  Please note the following term 1 Robson clubs: Monday 3:30pm-4:30pm: Musical Theatre Club with Mrs. Wilson (Grades 1-3) Tuesday Lunch: A Cappella Club with […]

Coming up

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November 27, 2017All Day

PAX Holiday Toy Drive

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November 27, 20173:30 pm / 4:30 pm

Musical Theatre Club (Grade 1 to 3)

Students in Grade 1 to 3 can join Musical Theatre Club, working with Mrs. Wilson after school on Mondays at the Robson Campus. The Club runs on Mondays from 3:30-4:30pm and ...

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November 28, 20173:45 pm / 5:15 pm

Junior Drama Club at Uptown for Grades 3 to 7

Middle / Senior Campus Field Trips / intermediate / middle

Students Grade 3 to 7 can participate in the Junior Drama Club. Students will work with Ms. Brooke, Mr. McDiarmid and Ms. Macdonald throughout the year to prepare for their Spring Play ...

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November 29, 2017All Day

Order of Canada Event at UBC Grades 9-12

Field Trips / senior

Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System and recognizes ...

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The right education takes your child from remembering and reciting to knowing and understanding.

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About Ua

This is a place where diversity thrives and students learn to grow.

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experience ua

We link learning to real life, supporting students as they develop into the creative innovators of tomorrow.

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learning at ua

The Urban Academy learning experience is an engaging, integrated, finely tuned set of programs, curriculum and curated encounters.

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Admissions

Our team works hard to make the application process easy, guiding you and determining if Urban Academy is the right fit.

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When you’re ready to find out more, we'll be excited to answer every one of your questions.

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