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 15, 2019 Dear Urban Academy Families, The fall term is flying by and we are making plans at school for report cards and the Winter Concerts. Regarding report card interviews, you will see specific information in this week’s email on the sign-up process to ensure you can meet with your child(ren)’s teacher(s). Information on […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

November 8, 2019 Dear Urban Academy Families, We have had a wonderful week at school, lots on the go. Our girls’ volleyball team challenged the staff to a match and both groups had a lot of fun playing against each other. The students prevailed, winning two out of the three games and demonstrating that they […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

October 31, 2019 Dear Urban Academy Families, Thank you for a great week. Students always enjoy Hallowe’en celebrations at school and this year we had the opportunity to do some activities with younger and older buddies, including some pumpkin carving and a very large costume parade. The older ones enjoyed a Haunted House led by […]

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November 22, 2019

Grade 5-12 field trip to see “The Snow Queen” at Trinity Western University

Students in grades 5-12 will travel by hired bus to Trinity Western University of Langley to watch a production of "The Snow Queen", a retelling of the classic ...

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November 27, 2019

Gr. 1 & 4 in-class workshop on “Structures and Cities”

Students in grades 1 and 4 will use various recyclable materials to design an innovative community model.

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Students in grades 1 and 4 will use various recyclable materials to design an innovative community model.
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December 2, 20197:00 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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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.

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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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