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.

New facility building update

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. Construction is moving along well on schedule and as of September 2018, all of the concrete has been poured. We are on schedule to move into the new facility this January, 2019 as planned.

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

December 7, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, This amazing weather has really been a gift on the project site. We are making excellent progress on both the interior and exterior. In the New Year I will be communicating the move-in and start-up plan for families so that you can plan accordingly. Our boys’ basketball teams […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 30, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our Parent Education evening at Uptown this week was most successful with a very good turnout to hear a presentation on digital responsibility for youth. Safer Schools Together is the provincial framework for safe schools that both public and private schools work within to enhance learning and responsiveness […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 23, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to our guests who joined us on Tuesday night for our Community AGM. The audited financials were shared for the last fiscal year as well as the Board’s Annual Report and we were able to thank and acknowledge Board directors who have served and are now […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 16, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our students will be practicing a lock down drill on Monday morning at Robson from 9:45am to 10:45am and at Uptown from 11:15am to 12:15pm. Students will not be able to leave the property and we cannot admit guests. If your child is late, we will not be […]

Coming up

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December 11, 2018

Winter Concert Rehersal

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December 12, 20186:30 pm / 8:00 pm

Winter Concert at Massey Centre

Please join us for another magical UA Winter Concert. This year, we take to the high seas for "A Pirate Christmas", followed by the family favourite "...

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December 13, 2018

Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill

Students from JK-3 will head to the Carousel Theatre to watch the Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill.

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Students from JK-3 will head to the Carousel Theatre to watch the Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill.
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December 21, 2018

Uptown Skate

Our Uptown Campus will be heading to Moody Park Arena for a group skate before Winter Break.

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Our Uptown Campus will be heading to Moody Park Arena for a group skate before Winter Break.
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The right education takes your child from remembering and reciting to knowing and understanding.

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

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

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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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