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.

We are building a new facility

466 Rousseau 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.

Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

January 12, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable and restful break. We are looking forward to a busy term, full of learning. Our middle school students are headed to a winter Leadership Camp, we have a guest artist in residence working in clay medium […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

December 22, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, The last week of school before the holidays has been filled with many wonderful classroom experiences for all of our students at both sites. Staff continue to shape learning opportunities for students focused on the work of Inspiring, Empowering, Demonstrating and Leading students through the developmental stages of […]

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 […]

Coming up

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January 18, 20183:45 pm / 5:15 pm

Senior Drama Club for Grades 6 to 12

Middle / Senior Campus Drama / middle / senior

Students in Grade 6 to 12 can participate in the Senior Drama Club. Students will work with Mrs. Brooke and Ms. Macdonald throughout the year to prepare The Little ...

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January 19, 2018All Day

Cypress Mountain Snowshoe/Cross Country Trip Grades 4-8

This was a great event last year and the first time at Cypress.  Great fun was had by all so we are offering this field study again for Grades 4...

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January 22, 20188:45 am / 3:15 pm

Grade 2 & 3 Snowshoe/Toboggan Trip!

Mt. Seymour

Grade 2 and 3 students will be heading to Mt. Seymour for their "Winter Discovery" snowshoe program. They will also enjoy tobogganing in the afternoon.

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Grade 2 and 3 students will be heading to Mt. Seymour for their "Winter Discovery" snowshoe program. They will also enjoy tobogganing in the afternoon.
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January 23, 20183:45 pm / 5:15 pm

Junior Drama Club at Uptown for Grades 3 to 7

Middle / Senior Campus Field Trips / intermediate / middle

Students Grade 3 to 7 can participate in the Junior Drama Club. Students will work with Ms. Brooke, Mr. McDiarmid and Ms. Macdonald throughout the year to prepare for their Spring Play ...

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Campus Life

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

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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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