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

September 14, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for joining us for the Meet the Teacher evenings at both campuses this week. This is an important part of orientation for new families but also for our returning families, as they get to know the expectations of a new grade, curriculum and new set of […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 7, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, We had a wonderful school opening this week, welcoming our returning students back to school and getting to know all of the new ones. Thank you for working through the routines with your child, uniform, drop-off and pick-up and getting schedules organized. We are spending a fair amount […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

August 31, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to all of our families who joined us for the Back to School Barbeque. We welcomed a large number of new families to the school. It was a full yard of excited students and families who connected after a summer away. This has always been a […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

June 22, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful year working with your children and with all of our school community. It has been a year of exceptional change at Urban Academy as we prepare to welcome another new group of families and plan for our last few months at the two […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

June 15, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our middle school students return today from an excellent camp experience this week at Strathcona Lodge on Vancouver Island. Strathcona offers a wonderful program and is well-suited to that age group. Middle school campers need a full program, great food and lot of activity and learning, and that […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

June 8, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, This week we enjoyed meeting with all of our new Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten families for an orientation to Urban Academy. We have 39 new students to welcome in those two classes alone so there are many new families to get to know and to share the school’s […]

Coming up

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September 21, 2018 to September 21, 2018

Grades 8-12 Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre Field Trip

As we return to school, our Grades 8-12 will head to Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre from September 17-21.

More information to come!

Here is their website to take a look ...

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September 21, 2018

PAX Hot Lunch

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September 24, 2018

School Wide Assembly

To take place a Queen's Ave Church

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To take place a Queen's Ave Church
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September 26, 20187:00 pm / 8:30 pm

New Parent Reception

Executive Plaza Hotel Parent Meeting

Urban Academy New Parent Reception


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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.

learn more +

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.

learn more +

Academic Excellence

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

learn more +