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Urban's Green Team Launches Website

Urban's Green Team student organization has inspired and implemented sustainable initiatives across campus for years, including eliminating plastic bag use across all faculty/staff offices, reducing waste while encouraging composting and Terracycling, and working with the Flik Food service team to create Meatless Monday and other vegetarian and vegan food choices.

Members of the Green Team recently launched an interactive website by and for students and adults! Learn about sustainable everyday practices, like handmade face masks and DIY beauty products. Discover recipes for yummy vegetarian dishes, and explore ways to take action on environmental justice, from petitions on saving wildlife, to news and resources on the California wildfires.

Explore the comprehensive site here

Urban Students Co-Author Stop AAPI Hate Report

(photo: Ben ('20) and Cassie ('21) at Fall 2019 All-School Club Fair recruiting Urban API members.)

Last spring, Urban's Asian Pacific Islander Affinity organization (API) invited Dr. Russell Jeung, professor of Asian-American Studies at San Francisco State University, to speak about the rise in sinophobia during Covid-19, racial profiling, and his work with Stop AAPI Hate. After seeing the amount of support and engagement from the school during and following the forum, Dr. Jeung became inspired to launch a national campaign to get other youth involved in the movement.

This past summer, Urban students participated with 90 other youth around the coutry on the Stop AAPI Hate youth-led campaign to promote racial equality and enact legislation to prevent future acts of anti-Asian hate/violence. The students were engaged in many different projects over the course of the summer, including launching a social media campaign to encourage youth to report experienced or witnessed incidents of discrimination, and participating in the stories campaign, where interns interviewed fellow AAPI youth about their feelings and experiences with anti-Asian hate and violence during the pandemic. Urban students also created educational resources and wrote a policy report outlining how schools can take action to tackle racial bullying.

You can read the report here, and both NBC news and the SF Examiner feature Urban students and their work on this important project.

Thank you to all our Urban student volunteers/interns and their phenomenal faculty advisors Jessica Yen and Ratna Kamath for all their support and mentorship on this important work.

Participating Urban students include:

Cassie E (‘21)
Caroline W (‘22)
Ben N (‘20)
Athena M (‘22)
Kailene A (‘22)
Alex L (‘22)

Gracie V (‘21)
Maggie L (‘21)
Caleb L (‘22)
Emma C (‘22)
Maya C (‘22)
Sarah K ('22)


UrbanReads with David Plouffe

We are delighted to announce our Fall 2020 virtual UrbanReads, featuring David Plouffe, on Sunday, October 11, at 3 pm.  

David will discuss his new books, A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump and his middle-grade student book, Ripples of Hope: Your Guide to Electing a New President. Head of School Dan Miller will facilitate a Q&A.

David has distinguished himself as an innovator in the fields of politics, government, technology and philanthropy. Best known as the architect of President Obama’s two presidential campaigns, he took an unprecedented approach to reach voters by leveraging technology and big data, forever changing modern campaigns. As Senior Advisor to President Obama, David was at the center of the debate on the key issues now facing our country. Most recently, David served as a top executive at Uber and helped Marx Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan launch the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he serves as a strategist in residence. In addition to his New York Times best-selling books, David moderates his podcast Campaign HQ where he speaks to the people living and breathing the 2020 presidential campaign.

UrbanReads is co-hosted by the Urban Parent/Guardian Association (PGA) and Urban's Alumni Relations Association. We are excited to welcome all past and current Urban community members to this timely and exciting event! Please see your email for the RSVP link or contact us at


Urban Admissions Welcomes You!

To 8th graders and their families, thank you so much for your interest in Urban School! 

We invite you to explore our Admissions pages for all application information, upcoming virtual events, and what Being an Urban Blue looks like! Don't forget to set up your Ravenna account here. Read more about our test optional policy for 2020-21 here. We look forward to getting to know you and your student!

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