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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Our environment fuels us. In March 2019, we expanded 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 our facility is. Located in New Westminster, the geographic centre of the Lower Mainland, just off of Highway #1 and close to the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and Surrey, UA draws from many surrounding communities and is easily accessible by car and transit.


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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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

September 24, 2020 Hello UA Parents, We have had another excellent week at UA, albeit shorter than usual with tomorrow’s Pro-D Day. I hope our students have an enjoyable long weekend with the extra day off. I do wish the weather was going to be better, but the rain has been a nice change from […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 18, 2020 Hello UA Parents, Well, Week 2 did not disappoint… In Week 1 the UA Community proved that we could successfully reopen the school in the midst of a global pandemic, Week 2 saw the UA community rally and manage to live with the smoke that enveloped the neighbourhood not only from the […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 11, 2020 Hello UA Community, Thank you for an excellent first week of school. I know we were all a bit anxious wondering how things would unfold this week with the school start-up, and I am happy to say it was a big success. It has been some time since we have felt the […]

Coming up

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October 6, 20206:00 pm

Admissions Info Session For Current UA Families

This Admission Information Session will be done as a live Zoom webinar for current families who would like to enroll another child for the coming school year. We will review ...

October 7, 20209:00 am

JK Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch

The Junior Kindergarten students will be traveling by hired bus to the Laity Pumpkin Patch in Maple Ridge to meet farm animals, visit the vegetable garden, pan for gold, and ...

October 12, 2020

Thanksgiving – No School

Today is a statutory holiday, there will be no school or out of school care programs running today. We are grateful for our UA Community and have much to be ...

October 22, 2020

UA Picture Day – Retakes

Today is Retake Picture Day. Please ensure that all students are wearing formal uniform.

Today is Retake Picture Day. Please ensure that all students are wearing formal uniform.

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

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

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