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Urban's Month of Understanding

January at Urban means the Month of Understanding: a longstanding Urban tradition! At the start of the new year, student multicultural club and affinity group leaders (MultiCulti) host daily events that give our community an opportunity to explore topics of interest.

This year's theme is Changemakers, spotlighting myriad changes students want to make within themselves and in our world. Among other events during opening week, MOU will feature a Cross the Line activity, screening of the film El Canto del Colibri, affirmative action discussion from an API perspective, and a presentation from local progressive activist Jackie Fielder at the first All School Meeting of the new year.

Watch videos, review presentations slides, and see book lists updated weekly and curated to reflect Month of Understanding curriculum here. You can learn more about the history of Month of Understanding here.

Complete MOU calendar available here.

Download Your Urban School 2021 Calendar

We have created a 2021 calendar that you may download and print, using student artwork from fall term visual arts classes.

Please note: all parents/guardians will receive a printed copy of the 2021 calendar mailed to your home.

Urban School wishes you a very happy, healthy and hopeful new year!


candle image by Emily L ('24)

Grandparents and Special Friends Appreciation Week - December 14-17

We look forward to extending a warm welcome to Urban grandparents and special friends virtually all week! We invite the extended members of our community to experience Urban throughout the week of December 14, culminating in a video presentation on Thursday, December 17.

Hear from our Head of School, watch a special performance by Urban Singers chorus, and hear from students on the most interesting subjects they are learning about this year. 

GO HERE to watch the virtual Grandparents and Special Friends presentation!