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WELCOME TO URBAN ACADEMY

This is a place where diversity thrives and students learn to grow. We do things a little differently – bringing the real world to our students and helping them understand through practical, tangible, hands-on experiences. Different is good. Different is better.


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AN URBAN INSPIRED CAMPUS

Our environment fuels us. In March 2019, we expanded into a brand new urban school facility, fully catered to the unique, innovative learning experience we offer.

innovation starts here

Relevancy is more than a dynamic approach. We push ourselves to operate on the forefront of the latest innovations and breakthroughs.

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get outside

Real-world learning from the ground up – literally. Outdoor experiences elevate lessons, challenging students to study the world beyond the classroom.

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Urban Academy Is Centrally Located

The important things should always be close to home. We thought, “An exceptional academic experience needs an outstanding location!” And that’s where our facility is. Located in New Westminster, the geographic centre of the Lower Mainland, just off of Highway #1 and close to the Tri-Cities, Burnaby and Surrey, UA draws from many surrounding communities and is easily accessible by car and transit.

THE BACKBONE OF OUR ORGANIZATION

What we do is just as important as how we do it. These are the reasons we get up in the morning.

Our Mission

What propels us forward. Our mission gets us from point A to point B and helps us define everything in between.

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Our Vision

Where we want to go. Our vision is our horizon, our comprehensive goal and what will take us into our bright future.

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Our Values

What we’re all about. Our values represent our purpose, our passions and what we seek to achieve each and every day.

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our history

We’re proud of our roots: grounding where we’re going and marking how far we’re come.

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school leadership

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staff directory

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Urban Academy Media & Publications

There is a lot to know when exploring schools, and joining a new school. Check out the details that will help you get an even better idea about what we do and how we do it.


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Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

April 16, 2021 Dear UA Parents, I really want to thank everyone in the UA community for your ongoing support and adherence to our mitigation measures around the pandemic. With cases on the rise in the surrounding communities, and the third wave of the pandemic underway, we need to continue to be diligent in washing […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

April 9, 2021 Dear UA Parents, A BIG thank you to all of our students who seamlessly adjusted to wearing their masks at school. I know the staff and many families really appreciate the effort that the community is making to keep UA as healthy as possible. On that note I want to remind people […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

March 19, 2021 Dear UA Parents, We made it!! Congratulations to the entire UA community for your diligence in following the health protocols that we have put in place. We have been very fortunate to not have to issue an exposure letter to date at UA. That being said, the reality is that COVID is […]

Coming up

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Parent Event / School Events
May 15, 2021

UA Virtual Gala

This year's 2021 Urban Academy Gala will be one for the memory books - as our very first Virtual Gala. Further details and ticket sales will open in Feb 2021, but mark your calendars for an exciting virtual UA fundraiser, complete with entertainment, student art and silent auction.
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The right education takes your child from remembering and reciting to knowing and understanding.

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Welcome Message

We would like to welcome you to explore the school and learn about what is possible in education.

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Our Mission

Our most important principles help us shape who we are, where we’re going and who we want to be.

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Our New Campus

100 Braid Street in New Westminster has never looked so good.

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Our Story

Urban Academy was founded on the idea that creativity, heart and collaboration of individual talents would guide success.

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Staff Directory

Our diverse team is comprised of thinkers, innovators, movers and shakers.

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Contact

No matter how you reach out, we are happy to help.

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