Urban Academy's New Campus & Facilities
Our new campus represents a breakthrough in what it means to build a school. This is more than bricks and mortar – this is a brand new urban school facility as dynamic and nimble as the young minds it will host.
We are building a new facility
100 Braid Street in New Westminster has never looked so good. Through a partnership with WesGroup Properties, we are creating a space as dynamic as we are, to support our vision and enhance what learning looks 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 will also be multi-purpose learning spaces to facilitate inquiry based learning, cross-curricular education, cross-grade support, and collaboration. We're also including a large multipurpose space and community kitchen to allow school events to be held onsite.
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.
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.
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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 […]
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