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

February 16, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, We have had a very enjoyable week working with your children. Our grade 3-12 students enjoyed a pep rally held at Queens Ave United Church yesterday. This was the opportunity for our Uptown students to welcome the Robson grade 3 students into their House for September 2018 when […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

February 8, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful week working with your children. Field study is in full swing with a number of excellent learning opportunities planned for students at every level. February is also the month we host Science Expo at Uptown so please mark your calendars to join us […]

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February 27, 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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February 28, 2018All Day

Pink Shirt Day

Students are encouraged to wear pink shirts to show their intolerance of bullying in their communities.

Note: Students can wear a pink shirt or sweater in place ...

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February 28, 2018

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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March 1, 201810:15 am

VSO Field Trip for Grade 1 to 3

Field Trips / Junior

Grade 1 to 3 Classes will visit the VSO to Meet the Animals!

William Rowson, conductor

Learn about the instruments and sections of the orchestra through ...

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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.

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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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