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

November 16, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our students will be practicing a lock down drill on Monday morning at Robson from 9:45am to 10:45am and at Uptown from 11:15am to 12:15pm. Students will not be able to leave the property and we cannot admit guests. If your child is late, we will not be […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 9, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you to our parents who joined us for the Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday at Queens Ave United Church. The middle school students took the lead on the music and poetry and one of our graduates this year was our speaker. Alice Pinheiro spoke on valuing peace […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 2, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Our students enjoyed their week, especially with Hallowe’en in the middle of it, always a special time of year for youngsters. Please scroll down in today’s email to see an invitation from our Board of Directors to the community AGM on November 20. We look forward to hosting […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 26, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, It has been a full and productive week. We have completed some baseline assessments in the school; School Wide Writes to assess the level of writing from primary through to senior, Numeracy Assessments in Grades 2-6 and individual Reading Assessments in Grades 1-5. This helps us plan instruction […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 18, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, It was a wonderful week working with your children. We are getting to know our new students and new families well and we appreciate our veteran families reaching out to those who are new to the community to make them feel welcome. The volunteer opportunities are starting to […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 12, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, It has been a glorious autumn week, the weather is lovely and the colours are starting to turn. It is also cooler, especially in the mornings. Please ensure that your child has outdoor wear that will allow them to play outdoors, we take the students out everyday and […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 5, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Field study, athletics and co-curricular opportunities are well underway for the fall term. Our boys’ Grade 5 Soccer team won handily playing Meadowridge this week and girls’ Volleyball played hard at Southpointe. Our athletic program is growing and our students are becoming more confident competitors. We are looking […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 28, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful final week of September. It was a pleasure hosting our new families at the New Parents’ Reception on Wednesday night and we hope that they enjoyed the chance to connect with community leaders and spend a little time getting to know each other. […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

September 21, 2018 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a wonderful week as we settle back into school routines and establish new ones for our new families. On Monday of the upcoming week, September 24, our full school assembly takes place at Olivet Baptist Church from 1:30pm to 2:10pm. This first assembly is always […]

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 […]

Coming up

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November 20, 20187:00 pm / 8:00 pm

Annual General Meeting

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November 23, 2018

Pro-D Day – No School

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November 26, 2018 to December 7, 2018

PAX Holiday Toy Drive

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November 28, 2018

Surrey Art Centre – Grade 1

The Grade 1 classes will visit the Surrey Art Centre for a gallery tour and textile workshop. Student's will examine their community and create their own print in response to local ...

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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.

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