Innovative Learning

Innovation means more than using technology to learn. It's about transforming the way learning happens and bringing the latest breakthroughs into the educational experience. Urban Academy students are prepared for a world of constant change with strong foundational skills and the ability to be responsive to a changing environment.

preparing students for future careers

From MacBooks, mimeos, and iPads to a plethora of educational apps and software, students are able to enhance their learning by using the latest tools available.

preparing digital citizens

As students advance through Urban Academy, their lessons increase in complexity, so every moment counts. Middle school students learn typing skills and technology efficiency. Senior students delve further into the world of innovation in IT class, conducting research, building presentations and creating multimedia projects.

Innovation exists (and thrives) at every level of Urban Academy. Students begin by learning through language based apps to help with reading and eventually even learn to build personalized ePortfolios to display their body of work in their senior years.

Junior |

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

We believe that the best way for JK's to learn is by introducing early skills through emergent curriculum. Our talented teachers recognize the interests of the students, and introduce age appropriate skills at the appropriate moments. Past students have created an entire skeletons from clay and explored the skeletal and circulatory systems. Other classes have written their own books to be "published", learning about language and storytelling. And still other classes have created musical instruments, written and conducted their own songs and truly brought their music to life. By challenging what learning looks like, we are able to push the limits of what young children can achieve.

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Primary |

K - grade 1

Offering students new ways to learn is one of the more innovative way to transfer knowledge. It takes more effort to infuse the latest innovations into lessons, but the results speak for themselves. Using new apps and tech tools and offering technology class is standard here, and every day we expand what it means to get an education. The early years, students will use iPads to support their learning in reading, spelling, science and math. By experimenting with the creation of avatars and animated characters, students gain an early introduction to the concept of coding.

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Intermediate |

grades 2 - 5

From apps to iPads, students learn through the innovations of today. They are introduced to using new apps that help them form presentations and demonstrate their learning. Through such programs as Powerpoint, Avatar Presentations and Book Maker where they make their very first poetry books and create presentations that include integrated research projects. Further, students participate in a technology class where they continue to build on their computer skills, getting comfortable with the latest software and learning about Internet safety.

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Middle |

grades 6 - 9

At Urban Academy, students learn how to learn. We believe the world is constantly evolving, so we teach students to continuously evolve with it. Learning is never finished, so today our students are learning to code and eventually they will be developing their own apps. Students are constantly engaging with Adobe Creative Suite, ePortfolios, iPads and MacBook Pros to do their work and demonstrate their learning. Our digital citizenship program continues through the middle school years with a strong focus on media literacy and Internet safety.

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Senior |

grades 10 - 12

Innovation is more than the latest tools - it's a way of thinking. Our students learn to see the world through the lens of innovation, identifying new needs, meaningful breakthroughs and spearheading the ideas of tomorrow. Urban Academy students are inspired to learn with technology - integrating ePortfolios and MacBook Pros to explore new topics and present ideas. They learn to code, developing an extremely relevant skill while discovering the doors this skill can open. Students also learn with a strong focus on media literacy and Internet safety, delving into what information is true, how to fact check, how to interact with others online and how to stay protected.

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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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experiential

At Urban Academy, learning transcends the classroom and outdoor education is an integral learning tool at each grade level.

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integrated approach

Being involved in the lessons allows students develop their skills while absorbing new knowledge.

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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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The Urban Academy learning experience is an engaging, integrated, finely tuned set of programs, curriculum and curated encounters.

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