About Us

Outdoor space

When Urban Village Academy was established, the goal was to create a safe, positive space for children and youth to thrive physically, socially and emotionally by encouraging positive self esteem, physical activity, leadership skills and team work. 

We strongly believe that we laid a great foundation for a program that could support the development of children while utilizing play to stimulate learning. Our programs grew exponentially from there, with so much creativity and passion that we quickly started attracting brilliant educators determined to make an impression. We were united in our belief that children who are taught to enjoy learning, who are led with passion and who are encouraged to be themselves will grow up to be the kind of leaders future generations could look up to.

In 2017 we fulfilled a long time dream of moving our small centre to a space that we believe has limitless potential. We walked into the vacant school to envision colourful vibrant classrooms full of laughter and learning. A large bright gymnasium where we could shake all our sillies out. And a large outdoor space where we could make mud pies, grow our own gardens, make new friends and promote outdoor education. It was love, and big dreams for the future, at first sight.

Together we have built a safe place for children to explore learning, to push themselves academically and to develop their social skills. A vibrant and positive work environment where open communication, collaboration and passion are evident. We are proud of the team we have assembled, we are proud of what we have built - a place where educators are valued for their role in developing and shaping young minds. Where children are valued for their uniqueness and where their development is our main focus.

Together we will continue on our mission to create change, to incite passion and to help grow young minds capable of making a positive impact on the world.

Amy Arbour, Jaimelynn Jelley & Brent Minty

school principal/vice-principal/director of finance


This educational journey has been our long-term vision from the very start. A collaboration of passionate and intelligent minds who believe that education is a skill in itself.

That a child who learns how to educate themselves can grow to be a true leader. A confident, empathetic and knowledgeable leader who has an appreciation and understanding for the world around them. We are creating change makers, innovators, politicians and leaders.

Our belief is that encouraging a love for life long learning creates youth who are motivated to stand out, excited to develop their skill set and passionate about making real change. Education begins with reading and writing but is enhanced and broadened by real life experiences and awareness of the world around us.

At Urban Village Academy our goal is to deliver the Ontario Education Curriculum while enhancing it’s content through real-life applications and social context.

  • Amy Arbour


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    mrs. Karla


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    mrs. ennis


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    miss. hodson


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    mrs. banks


  • jaimelynn jelley

    jaimelynn jelley

    Vice Principal

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    mr. buie


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    mrs. ashby

    Music Teacher

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