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

October 19, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our Annual Appeal is in full swing and many families have already stepped up and contributed at the level they have selected. Please get your chosen contribution in as soon as you are able. I am happy to answer questions and we can help with donor choices if […]

Grade 1: Innovating Community

October 19, 2017 Each term at Urban Academy, students focus on a Unit of Inquiry – a 6-8 week in-depth exploration of a concept. To begin the unit, students are introduced to a large concept and problem posed by their teacher. The solution requires an understanding of numerous core subject areas including math, literacy, science […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 13, 2017 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a good week, focused on learning. Our grade 6-12 students had Interim Reports home this week at the mid-way point in the reporting term. This is an important function in the Senior School, we want parents to be well-apprised of the progress of their child […]

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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October 24, 20173:45 pm / 5:15 pm

Junior Drama Club at Uptown for Grades 3 to 7

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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October 25, 201711:15 am / 2:00 pm

Grade 2s Visit Fraser River Discovery Centre

Field Trips

The Grade 2s will go to Fraser River Discovery Centre. Students will learn how industries take on the responsibility of spill clean-up on the Fraser River, roleplay, and learn about ...

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October 25, 2017

Wednesday Hot Lunch with Foodie Kids

PAX also offers hot lunch every Wednesday through Foodie Kids. Orders must be placed on the Tuesday one week prior to the hot lunch date and orders or changes can ...

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October 26, 2017

Cross Country Meet at Jericho Beach for Grades 4 to 7

Sports

Students in Grade 4 to 7 will compete in the cross country meet at West Point Grey Community Centre near Jericho Beach. Details on pickup time, meet time and return time to ...

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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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