Why UA?

Why choose Urban Academy when you have a multitude of choices out there?  The response is simple, because we can offer your child what others can’t: an academically-enriched, truly engaging education that focuses on the development of the entire child.  We link learning to real life through the arts, technology, outdoor education and field study in a way that students can truly learn and retain their subject matter.

At Urban Academy, we teach the BC curriculum as outlined by the Ministry of Education, engaging the students in the subject matter and igniting their passion to learn and explore.  Our students are guided by dedicated teachers to strive for academic excellence, compassion towards others, and to develop their innate capacities for creative problem-solving. We are a destination school with students from New Westminster, Burnaby, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Richmond, Maple Ridge as well as other international cities.

We expect high standards from our students. Our class sizes are small allowing us to personalize our learning environments and pay attention to the motivation of every student. We work collaboratively with parents so that students receive a consistent message about the importance of a high quality education. Our students are powerful thinkers, communicators, and engaged risk-takers.

Engaging and motivating our students is one of our main points of focus. Our engaging approach to learning helps each student to make a deeper connection to subjects like language arts, mathematics, technology, outdoor education, science and social studies. Through inquiry, students ask the questions that interest them and are supported to answer their questions during their inquiry units. We believe that learning should be engaging, relevant, and thought-provoking and we work with the best teachers in the world: our very own students.  From problem solving and asking relevant questions to developing practical research skills and productive study habits, Urban Academy positions students for success in both their post-secondary initiatives and ultimately their careers.

For a personal tour to see what we can offer your child and family, inquire today.