WELCOME TO URBAN ACADEMY

This is a place where diversity thrives and students learn to grow. We do things a little differently – bringing the real world to our students and helping them understand through practical, tangible, hands-on experiences. Different is good. Different is better.


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A NEW URBAN INSPIRED CAMPUS

Our environment fuels us. We're expanding into a brand new urban school facility, fully catered to the unique, innovative learning experience we offer.

innovation starts here

Relevancy is more than a dynamic approach. We push ourselves to operate on the forefront of the latest innovations and breakthroughs.

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get outside

Real-world learning from the ground up – literally. Outdoor experiences elevate lessons, challenging students to study the world beyond the classroom.

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Urban Academy Is Centrally Located

The important things should always be close to home. We thought, “An exceptional academic experience needs an outstanding location!” And that’s where we are building our new facility.

THE BACKBONE OF OUR ORGANIZATION

What we do is just as important as how we do it. These are the reasons we get up in the morning.

Our Mission

What propels us forward. Our mission gets us from point A to point B and helps us define everything in between.

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Our Vision

Where we want to go. Our vision is our horizon, our comprehensive goal and what will take us into our bright future.

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Our Values

What we’re all about. Our values represent our purpose, our passions and what we seek to achieve each and every day.

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our history

We’re proud of our roots: grounding where we’re going and marking how far we’re come.

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school leadership

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staff directory

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Urban Academy Media & Publications

There is a lot to know when exploring schools, and joining a new school. Check out the details that will help you get an even better idea about what we do and how we do it.


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Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 9, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to our parents who joined us for the Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday at Queens Ave United Church. The middle school students took the lead on the music and poetry and one of our graduates this year was our speaker. Alice Pinheiro spoke on valuing peace […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 2, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our students enjoyed their week, especially with Hallowe’en in the middle of it, always a special time of year for youngsters. Please scroll down in today’s email to see an invitation from our Board of Directors to the community AGM on November 20. We look forward to hosting […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 26, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, It has been a full and productive week. We have completed some baseline assessments in the school; School Wide Writes to assess the level of writing from primary through to senior, Numeracy Assessments in Grades 2-6 and individual Reading Assessments in Grades 1-5. This helps us plan instruction […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 18, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, It was a wonderful week working with your children. We are getting to know our new students and new families well and we appreciate our veteran families reaching out to those who are new to the community to make them feel welcome. The volunteer opportunities are starting to […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 12, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, It has been a glorious autumn week, the weather is lovely and the colours are starting to turn. It is also cooler, especially in the mornings. Please ensure that your child has outdoor wear that will allow them to play outdoors, we take the students out everyday and […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 5, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Field study, athletics and co-curricular opportunities are well underway for the fall term. Our boys’ Grade 5 Soccer team won handily playing Meadowridge this week and girls’ Volleyball played hard at Southpointe. Our athletic program is growing and our students are becoming more confident competitors. We are looking […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 28, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful final week of September. It was a pleasure hosting our new families at the New Parents’ Reception on Wednesday night and we hope that they enjoyed the chance to connect with community leaders and spend a little time getting to know each other. […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 21, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful week as we settle back into school routines and establish new ones for our new families. On Monday of the upcoming week, September 24, our full school assembly takes place at Olivet Baptist Church from 1:30pm to 2:10pm. This first assembly is always […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 14, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for joining us for the Meet the Teacher evenings at both campuses this week. This is an important part of orientation for new families but also for our returning families, as they get to know the expectations of a new grade, curriculum and new set of […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 7, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, We had a wonderful school opening this week, welcoming our returning students back to school and getting to know all of the new ones. Thank you for working through the routines with your child, uniform, drop-off and pick-up and getting schedules organized. We are spending a fair amount […]

Coming up

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November 15, 2018

The Orpheum Theatre

Grade 6's and all Band Students (Grade 6-12) will attend a concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra titled Greatest Hits. Formal Uniform is required for the trip.

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Grade 6's and all Band Students (Grade 6-12) will attend a concert by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra titled Greatest Hits. Formal Uniform is required for the trip.
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November 16, 201812:00 pm / 1:00 pm

PAX Hot Lunch

Be sure to order by Friday, November 9.

Orders must be submitted through your MunchaLunch account.

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Be sure to order by Friday, November 9.

Orders must be submitted through your MunchaLunch account.
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Welcome Message

We would like to welcome you to explore the school and learn about what is possible in education.

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Our Mission

Our most important principles help us shape who we are, where we’re going and who we want to be.

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Our New Campus

100 Braid Street in New Westminster has never looked so good.

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Our Story

Urban Academy was founded on the idea that creativity, heart and collaboration of individual talents would guide success.

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Staff Directory

Our diverse team is comprised of thinkers, innovators, movers and shakers.

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Contact

No matter how you reach out, we are happy to help.

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