Urban Academy Academics

The Urban Academy learning experience is an engaging, integrated, finely tuned set of programs, curriculum and co-curricular opportunities. Students discover themselves and the world with a focus on connections and creativity that leads to the highest possible academic performance.

Junior

JK

We believe that by following the enthusiasm of young minds, they will open big doors.

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Primary

K - GRADE 1

We believe that by inspiring children, they will accomplish great things.

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Intermediate

GRADES 2 - 5

We believe that by empowering children, they will create their own pathways to success.

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Middle

GRADES 6 - 9

We believe that by allowing children to demonstrate their knowledge, they will build confidence.

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Senior

GRADES 10 - 12

We believe that by encouraging children to lead, they will change the world.

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academics

High Academic Standards

Inspiring academic excellence starts by keeping students engaged in their learning experience. Our talented teachers dedicate themselves to discovering the interests and passions of each student, their strengths, weaknesses and learning how they learn in order to achieve success. As a result, involved and inspired students find excitement in the subject matter and grow their desire to learn. We don't just ask our students to reach their potential. We make it happen.

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creativity

Kickstarting Creative Ideas

Urban Academy focuses on creative perspectives in learning, enabling students to develop their own processes and express themselves and their understandings through the arts and technology. Creativity transcends traditional art classes and students are encouraged to come up with creative solutions across all disciplines ranging from science and math to language arts.

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innovation

Innovating What Learning Looks Like

Innovation means more than using technology to learn. It's about innovating the way learning happens, and bringing the latest breakthroughs into every aspect of the educational experience. Students become prepared for a world of constant change with strong foundational skills and the ability to make decisions by drawing on a vast array of experiences.

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experiential learning

Learning By Doing

At Urban Academy, learning transcends the classroom and outdoor education is an integral learning tool at each grade level. We fully believe that meaningful learning happens through integration, so it’s no surprise that our outdoor education program is extensive. By learning about environmental habitats and going on hikes to explore them, or by documenting the life cycle by observing chicken eggs hatch in incubators in the classroom, bringing learning to life is what truly allows students to retain classroom lessons.

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integrated approach

Subjects Are Stronger Together

Inquiry-based learning is based upon involvement that leads to understanding. Following their interests in the lessons allows students develop their skills while absorbing new knowledge. Building upon inquiry units, teachers collaborate to ensure that core subjects are brought to life: social studies with music, science with art, language arts with drama. By linking subject matter together and following their passions, students learn to draw on a wide variety of skills to present information, deepen their understanding, and solve problems. Urban Academy prepares students for real life as well as the evolved and dynamic careers of the future.

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Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

January 24, 2020 Dear Urban Academy Families, It has been a wonderful week at UA. We were pleased to host the ISABC Heads of School meeting for two days this week. They enjoyed seeing our new school and learning about our programs first-hand. We also hosted another very full Admissions Information Evening for prospective families […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

January 17, 2020 Dear Urban Academy Families, It was quite a week. The tragedy of Flight 752 has been on all Canadians’ minds and at UA we recognize that there are at least two families that we are aware of in our community who have close connections affected by this incident. Our condolences to all […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

January 10, 2020 Dear Urban Academy Families, We were very pleased to welcome our students back after the holiday season and we are now back into the regular routine of school. We hope all our families had an enjoyable holiday break. There are a number of important deadlines coming up in January and February and […]

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January 31, 2020

Gr. 1-12 Application Deadline for 2020-2021

Admissions

For the 2020/2021 school year, please note the following application deadlines. The application deadline for Grades 1-12 is January 31st, 2020 which includes completion of the online application form, most recent report ...

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February 4, 2020

Gr. 2 Water World presentation

Grade 2 students will be introduced to the water cycle via practical activities.

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Grade 2 students will be introduced to the water cycle via practical activities.
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February 6, 20207:00 pm / 8:30 pm

Admissions Information Evening

Admissions Information Evenings allow interested families to learn about Urban Academy, our approach to education and what becoming part of the community would look like. Theses evening ...

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February 7, 2020

Grade 2 & 3 Snowshoe Day at Mount Seymour

Students in grades 2-3 will travel to Mount Seymour with parent drivers for a day of snowshoeing.

They will leave the school at 8am and return at 3pm. They should ...

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

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Creativity

Urban Academy focuses on creative perspectives in learning, enabling students to develop their own processes.

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Innovation

Urban Academy innovates the way learning happens, bringing the latest breakthroughs into every aspect of the educational experience.

learn more +

Integrated Approach

Being involved in the lessons allows students develop their skills while absorbing new knowledge.

learn more +

Experiential

At Urban Academy, learning transcends the classroom and outdoor education is an integral learning tool at each grade level.

learn more +

Junior

We believe that by following the enthusiasm of young minds, they will open big doors.

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Academic Excellence

We don't just ask our students to reach their potential. We make it happen.

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