Reviving education with innovative approaches

One Lower Mainland private school is reinventing the way children are taught – and it is an approach that seems to be working.

Urban Academy’s integrative and innovative learning philosophy is one that enables students to do the thinking for themselves. Focusing on linking core academics to bigger picture thinking enables students to develop their own thought processes. With hands-on learning that brings theory to life, students are able to discover what they are passionate about and use it as the inspiration for their learning. With a small, but rigorous group of teachers and class sizes of less than 20 students, Urban Academy is unlike any private or public school in the Lower Mainland. With such an intimate community, students are given opportunities to make connections through their learning, and be part of a strong and committed community of families.

It is an integrative, creative approach that has earned the school excellence in academic achievement and a 100 per cent post secondary acceptance rate.

With a new campus slated to open next fall, Urban Academy’s accomplishments, both in its students’ success and in its own growth, speaks for itself. As the only ISABC school in New Westminster, Burnaby, and the Tri-City areas, the private school’s pedagogic standards are among an elite group of internationally-renowned schools. With state-of-the-art facilities designed and engineered to create conducive learning spaces, Urban Academy’s new campus will redefine what education is and can be in the twenty first century.

As a reputable technology hub, Urban Academy’s new campus will equip all of its students with the foundations necessary to succeed in today’s, and ultimately tomorrow’s workforce. From the science lab to the media learning centre, all aspects of education at Urban Academy are based around one simple philosophy: the world is evolving, Urban Academy and its students are evolving too.

A leader in educating students with a balance of creativity, innovation, and real-world experience, Urban Academy has proven to be a premier choice and growing force in education today.

To find out more about Urban Academy, visit, call 604-524-2211, or email You can also find Urban Academy on Facebook.

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