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A brand new state-of-the-art facility
Creative Innovators
Developing the creative innovators of tomorrow
The ways we're different make us better
Urban Academy is centrally located
Thinking creatively is paramount
Innovating what education can be
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Welcome to Urban Academy

Urban Academy represents the evolving nature of education. We put students at the centre of our plans, setting them up for maximum success and optimal academic performance. Our students go on to become leaders, innovators, dreamers and doers. Experience an education with greater discovery, higher achievement and deeper passion as we educate for the future.

Connected through learning, inspired by community, empowered to contribute.


We Know Our Students Small Class Sizes

JK–12 410 Students

100% University Acceptance

20+ Sports

Lots Of Clubs!
For A Variety Of Interests

Technology Integrated Into The Program

Location Just off HWY 1 & Steps From Braid STN

Outdoor Education Opportunities
For All Ages

AP Courses
Preparing For

about UA

Urban Academy is a place where students learn to grow, and are excited about their education!

experience UA

Learning here extends well beyond regular class time, allowing students to cultivate their skills and providing another outlet for teamwork, discovery and collaboration.

learning at UA

Students discover themselves and the world with a focus on connections and creativity that leads to the highest possible academic performance.


Our team works hard to make the application process easy, guiding you and determining if Urban Academy is the right fit.

What We’re Up To

Latest News

Weekly Update | May 17, 2024

As many of you can feel, this is the ‘fast season’ at school. Everything seems to come up quickly and whiz by. I find myself trying to be more mindful at every event, interaction, and opportunity to savour significant moments,

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Weekly Update | May 10, 2024

It was a busy start to May with AP exams starting for our Senior Students, the Grade 4/5 spring concert, all of the athletic events, today’s middle school social, and mental health week – not to mention the Canucks making

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Weekly Update | May 3, 2024

Another exciting week has passed at UA with multiple field trips at all levels of the school, athletic practices and competitions, and Performing Arts shows in our theatre. Calendars are full, and students have so much on the go these

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Weekly Update | April 26, 2024

This week at Urban Academy we focused on Earth Week through community learning activities. Students of all ages engage most passionately in learning and learn best when they feel that the subject they are learning about is authentic, relevant and

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Weekly Update | April 19, 2024

What a great week it has been. I was fortunate to join Ms. Ball and Ms. Dadar at the CAIS National Leaders Conference in Vancouver this past Sunday through Tuesday alongside educational leaders from across the country. It is always

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Coming Up

May 23, 2024
  • Spring Band Concert Tech Rehearsal for Grade 6, 7, 8 + Wind Ensemble) at MJ Fox Theatre

    May 23, 2024  11:00 am - 3:15 pm
    Michael J Fox Theatre, Location Address: 7373 MacPherson Avenue Mailing Address:, 5455 Rumble St, Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7, Canada
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  • Grade 6-8 + Wind Ensemble Spring Band Concert

    May 23, 2024  6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
    Michael J Fox Theatre, Location Address: 7373 MacPherson Avenue Mailing Address:, 5455 Rumble St, Burnaby, BC V5J 2B7, Canada
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  • Day 2

    May 23, 2024

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May 24, 2024
  • Grade 4 HR Macmillan Space Centre Field Trip

    May 24, 2024  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada
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  • PAX Grade 8-12 Student Social

    May 24, 2024  3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

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  • Day 1

    May 24, 2024

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May 27, 2024