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.
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 the third floor of concrete has been poured as of the new year. We are on schedule to finish construction in the fall of 2018 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.
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Head of School’s Weekly Message
March 16, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for your work with us last week on Student-Led conferences and parent teacher conferences regarding the second term report cards. We are now into the final term of this year – it seems unbelievable how quickly this year is going by! It is a critical term […]
Head of School’s Weekly Message
March 9, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to our community for an outstanding Gala last weekend! Our guests enjoyed a wonderful evening and the fundraising was most successful. We are still doing some of the final work on the accounting but it would appear that this year we exceeded all other Galas with […]
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