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reimagining everything an urban school can be

A DYNAMIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE MODERN AGE

Linking learning to real life, Urban Academy was designed from the ground up to provide students with a state-of-the-art facility for innovation, creativity, and physical education. An environment where young minds are encouraged to unlock their full potential, as they endeavour to become the leaders of tomorrow.

URBAN ACADEMY IS CENTRALLY LOCATED

Urban Academy is a destination school, perfectly situated in the heart of the Lower Mainland. It is centrally located in New Westminster. Just off Highway 1 and within walking distance from Braid Street Station and bus stops, Urban Academy is easily accessible to residents of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, and Maple Ridge. From our structure to our location, Urban Academy is accessible in every way.

Two morning and afternoon bus routes coming in from East Vancouver/Burnaby and the Tri-Cities help families from across the Lower Mainland attend Urban Academy.

innovative learning spaces

60,000+ square feet over a state-of-the-art multi-storey design challenges what a school can look like.

Collective environments

Students from JK to Grade 12 under one roof breaks down barriers and encourages cross-grade mentorship and support.

FINALLY, A SCHOOL THAT CHECKS ALL YOUR BOXES

Our campus reflects the evolving needs of students, parents and the fast-paced world around us. From the facility to the faculty, no detail has been spared to ensure that your child receives the most enriching experience possible.

A NEW BREED OF SCHOOL

Situated close to home, our new location puts us within a 15 minute drive from Burnaby, Surrey, and Tri-Cities and at the forefront of accessibility – it is an easy commute when you can get to school any way you like.
Map showing location of Urban Academy at 466 Rousseau Street in New Westminster, and it's proximity to HWY 1 and the Braid Skytrain Station.
60,000+ SQ FT to explore
5 storeys of classes
1 mega media centre
4000+ SQ FT full sized gymnasium
1000 MBPS fiber connected facility

STUDENTS ARE EVOLVING AND WE ARE TOO

We are proud to inject creativity and diversity into the learning environment. Each of our students learns differently but appreciates linking their classroom learning to real life experiences. We find that by connecting curriculum we maximize retention, skill development, and cognition. Therefore, our new classrooms have movable walls to open up learning space, and rooms will be wired for the most current technology.

There are designated learning spaces for pre-primary (JK) students that include their own two play decks. Our Junior School, which includes Kindergarten to Grade 3 students, shares the second floor

UA Middle School Students (Gr. 4-7) occupy the third floor while sharing the Maker Space and Library with the wider student body. The fourth and fifth floors are Urban Academy’s Senior School for our Grade 8-12 Students. The Senior School includes an art room, super science lab, sound dampened room for performing arts, a kitchen, numerous classroom and seminar spaces as well as two learning commons spaces.

In addition to classroom space, there are also multiple multi-purpose learning spaces throughout the building to facilitate specialist instruction, drama, music, presentations, showcases, science labs, assemblies and collaboration. We also have a large multipurpose space and community kitchen to allow school events to be held onsite. Our full-size high school gym is a great location for intramural sports and to support a competitive athletics program. Our expansive and turfed fourth-floor deck also includes a large Habitat Playground, hockey turf and gaga ball pit for students to enjoy.

THE INNOVATIVE DIFFERENCE

Our new school fuses arts, technology and sciences with real-world applications and hands-on experiences. We have created a dedicated technology hub, science lab and mobile tinker space, and with SmartBoards in every classroom, UA is fully equipped with modern learning technologies. Class sets of iPads, Chromebooks and MacBooks allow students to have technology at their fingertips in order to operate as a Google School with all of its benefits.

THE ARTS LIVE HERE

We have spared no details in curating a space where students can discover the arts and unlock their creative potential. Creativity is multi-disciplinary, and the campus features music areas, art room, and a fully equipped and rigged black box theatre for audiences of up to 120 people.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Physical education thrives at Urban Academy, and we encourage students to experience movement as part of a complete education. 10,000 square feet of innovative outdoor space includes a turfed athletic deck and a turfed 4th-floor playground. The full-sized gymnasium accommodates physical activity, assemblies, and other multi-purpose needs. Zen decks and patios are used for older students to create gardens and work on science projects. Windows make the gym visible from throughout the school, and we are also minutes from Hume Park, which hosts tennis courts, fields, a pool, water park, and a playground. We also make use of a variety of other community resources within walking distance from the school to expand our students’ experiences.