A DYNAMIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE MODERN AGE.

Linking learning to real life, the new Urban Academy was designed from the ground up to provide students with a state-of-the-art facility for innovation, creativity, and physical education. An environment where young minds are encouraged to unlock their full potential, as they endeavour to become the leaders of tomorrow.


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innovative
learning spaces

50,000 square feet over a state-of-the-art multi-storey design challenge what a school can look like.

collective
environments

Students from JK to Grade 12 under one roof breaks down barriers and encourages cross-grade mentorship and support.

FINALLY, A SCHOOL THAT CHECKS ALL YOUR BOXES.

Our new campus reflects the evolving needs of students, parents and the fast-paced world around us. From the facility to the faculty, no detail has been spared to ensure that your child receives the most enriching experience possible.

50,000 Sq ft to explore

5 stories of classes

1 mega media centre

>100 computers onsite computers and peripherals

>25 teachers on staff

7 specialty-focused teachers

100+hrs of community contribution

1 full sized gymnasium

>15 year history in New West

1000 Mbps fiber connected facility

Average class size of 16-18 students

100% post secondary enrollment

>75 hours of outdoor education per year

Minutes away from Hume Park

Movable classroom walls for open learning

4X outdoor areas for play, leisure, and study

Performing arts & music theatre seats up to 150 people

Fully equipped Community kitchen

a new breed of school

Situated close to home, our new location puts us within a 15 minute drive from Burnaby, Surrey, and Tri-Cities and at the forefront of accessibility – it is an easy commute when you can get to school any way you like.

Students are evolving.
Urban Academy is evolving too

We are proud to inject creativity and diversity into the learning environment. Each of our students learns differently but appreciate linking their classroom learning to real life experiences. We find that by connecting curriculum we, maximize retention, skill development, and cognition. Therefore, our new classrooms will have movable walls to open up learning space, and rooms will be wired for the most current technology.

There are designated learning spaces for junior kindergarten, kindergarten, intermediate, middle school, and secondary school students, designed to be conducive to their specific learning and development needs. With that in mind, there is also multi-purpose learning spaces to facilitate inquiry based learning, cross-curricular education, cross-grade support, and collaboration. We also have a large multipurpose space and community kitchen to allow school events to be held onsite. Our full size high school gym is a great location for intramural sports and to support a competitive athletics program.

The innovative difference

Our new school fuses arts and sciences with real-world applications and hands-on experiences. We are creating a dedicated technology hub, science lab, and a media learning centre, fully equipped with modern learning technologies. The library will be a fusion of a traditional library and a technology lab to offer an innovative space that is reflective of the real world. Even our lockers will be outfitted with technology charging stations.

The arts live here

We have spared no details in curating a space where students can discover the arts and unlock their creative potential. Creativity is multi-disciplinary, and the new campus will feature music areas, art rooms, and a performance space and theatre for audiences of up to 150 people.

The great outdoors

Physical education thrives at Urban Academy, and we encourage students to move and experience as part of a complete education. Innovative outdoor spaces, a full-sized gymnasium will accommodate physical activity, assemblies, and other multi-purpose needs. There will be a rooftop patio to be used for older students to create gardens and work on science projects. Glass walls will make the gym visible from every floor, and the new campus is also minutes from Hume Park, which hosts tennis courts, fields, a pool, water park, and a playground.

Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

December 6, 2019 Dear Urban Academy Families, It has been a wonderful week, students were pleased to take their report cards home and we always enjoy meeting with parents to discuss the students’ progress. Our Junior and Senior basketball teams are getting started. As we know, basketball is a tough sport to make a start […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 30, 2019 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful week – so much on the go on every front. Our school will look quite festive next week when you return, with the Christmas tree up and the beginnings of decorations in classrooms and hallways. Our PAX is hosting Breakfast with Santa on […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 22, 2019 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to our guests who joined us for the Community AGM on Wednesday evening. It was a pleasure to share the work of the last year with you as well as the selection process and progress toward a new Head of School for next year. Another enjoyable […]

Coming up

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December 12, 2019

Gr. 9-12 field trip to Geneskool CapU Workshop

Students will travel by public transit to Capilano University to learn about genetics in a series of CSI laboratory investigations; the program is run by Genome BC.

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December 13, 2019

PAX Hot Lunch

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December 13, 2019

Home Clothes Day

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December 18, 2019

Gr. 2-12 field trip to Sound of Music performance at Arts Club Theatre

https://artsclub.com/shows/2019-2020/the-sound-of-music

Students will travel by hired bus to see Sound of Music, a musical about a spirited woman  who takes a governess position with the Von Trapp family.

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

Stop imagining. Start achieving.

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Campus Life

Creating an environment where students thrive is at the forefront of everything we do.

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Visit UA

We encourage you to learn about us the same way we help our students learn - through a hands-on, real-world experience.

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Location

Urban Academy is a destination school, perfectly situated in the heart of the Lower Mainland.

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Admissions Process

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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Bus Services

Our morning bus service ensures students arrive at school safely and on-time, throughout the year and every day of the week.

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OOSC

We partner an amazing education experience with an amazing before and after school care experience.

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