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.


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innovative
learning spaces

The urban, multi-storey design spans 60,000 square feet and challenges 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 leadership.

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.

Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

June 23, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful school year! We very much enjoyed sharing Report Card ceremonies with you and saying good-bye and Happy Summer to our students. They have worked hard and have solid results to show for it. Thank you to all of the families who came in […]

Introducing Our New Look!

We are very excited to unveil Urban Academy’s new website. Both current families, and prospective families will be able to learn more about the school, stay up to date on the latest news and be able to locate information quickly and easily. Our new website will be helpful in ensuring that we share important and […]

Coming up

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August 30, 20173:30 pm / 7:00 pm

Back to School Celebration

Both Campuses School Events

We are looking forward to welcoming back our students and their families, and meeting new Urban Academy Students at the Back To School BBQ on August 30th.  There are ...

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September 4, 2017All Day

Labour Day

Stat Holidays
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September 5, 20179:00 am

First Day of School (1/2 day)

Both Campuses School Events
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September 12, 20175:00 pm

Meet The Teacher – Senior

Middle / Senior Campus School Events

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

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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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