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Student Experience

Urban Discovery Academy is passionate about providing an integrated, experiential education for every student. We recognize that when it comes to learning, there is no 'one size fits all.' Our flexible, responsive learning experiences consistently result in high engagement by connecting subjects and projects with real-world experience. Our culture is missional in nature and values-led, laying a proven foundation that encourages kids to pursue their interests and lean into individual missionality.
The academic philosophy of Urban Discovery Schools is rooted in educational philosophy of reconstructivism, the disposition and belief that together we can create a more just, ardent, and ideal future together. To this support this philosophy, we foster learning environments where our students consistently achieve our Urban Discovery learner outcomes. LEARN MORE

What makes Urban Discovery Academy unique is our core approach to learning. Students solve interdisciplinary, community-based problems as an important pillar of the UDA academic experience. In addition to our core math and ELA curricula which teach and assess critical skills on an ongoing basis, our teachers lead students through ongoing design challenges each term, which are interdisciplinary projects that require real world problem-solving, independent exploration, and collaborative learning. This curricular work is the heart of the UDA experience, developing our students to become more self-motivated, socially responsible, competent, and lifelong learners. LEARN MORE