A DYNAMIC LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE MODERN AGE.

Linking learning to real life, the new 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.


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innovative
learning spaces

50,000 square feet over a state-of-the-art multi-storey design challenge 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.

50,000 Sq ft to explore

5 stories of classes

1 mega media centre

>100 computers onsite computers and peripherals

>25 teachers on staff

7 specialty-focused teachers

100+hrs of community contribution

1 full sized gymnasium

>15 year history in New West

1000 Mbps fiber connected facility

Average class size of 16-18 students

100% post secondary enrollment

>75 hours of outdoor education per year

Minutes away from Hume Park

Movable classroom walls for open learning

4X outdoor areas for play, leisure, and study

Performing arts & music theatre seats up to 150 people

Fully equipped Community kitchen

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.

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 appreciate 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 will 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 share the second floor.

Our fifth-floor addition is officially open! UA Middle School Students (Gr. 4-8) now occupy the third floor while sharing the Maker Space and Library with the wider student body. The fourth and fifth floors is Urban Academy's Senior School for our Grade 9-12 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 etc). 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.

The innovative difference

Our new school fuses arts, technology and sciences with real-world applications and hands-on experiences. We are creating a dedicated technology hub, science lab, and a media learning centre, fully equipped with modern learning technologies. The library will be a fusion of a traditional library and a technology lab to offer an innovative space that is reflective of the real world. Even our lockers will be outfitted with technology charging stations.

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 rooms, and a performance space and theatre for audiences of up to 120 people.

The great outdoors

Physical education thrives at Urban Academy, and we encourage students to move and experience as part of a complete education. 10,000 square feet of innovative outdoor spaces, a full-sized gymnasium will accommodate physical activity, assemblies, and other multi-purpose needs. There will be a rooftop patio to be used for older students to create gardens and work on science projects. Glass walls will 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.

Latest News

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Head of School’s Weekly Message

Dear Families, January is a month when we celebrate New Years and new beginnings. It is so lovely to see our students dressed in Home Clothes and Lunar New Year celebration clothes today in the halls and classes of UA. We wish all of you Gōng xǐ fā cái, Chúc Mừng Năm Mới, Saehae Bok […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

Hello Everyone, I hope that you had a wonderful and restful holiday. The benefit of three weeks off, other than opportunities for vacations, is that many students seem to have been very ready to return to school. It is always a treat to hear the hallways buzzing once again. Today is an important day as […]

Head of School’s Weekly Message

Hello Everyone, It is hard to believe that this is the last day of school in 2022. It has been a very exciting year for all of us at UA with many highlights including the completion of our school construction project, and of course, all of the excitement that our students and staff bring to […]

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Creating an environment where students thrive is at the forefront of everything we do.

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Location

Urban Academy is a destination school, perfectly situated in the heart of the Lower Mainland.

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Admissions Process

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

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Bus Services

Our morning bus service ensures students arrive at school safely and on-time, throughout the year and every day of the week.

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OOSC

We partner an amazing education experience with an amazing before and after school care experience.

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