Welcome Class of 2023!

Congratulations New Blues and Families! We are thrilled to have you join the Urban community, and extend a very hearty welcome to our new Urban students! We look forward to joining with you in creating a memorable, challenging and successful high school
experience for you and your family.

You now join a special community of students, parents/guardians, alumni and former parents from the school’s 52-year history. Over the next few months and until school begins on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, please consult this page for information and updates.


Urban Blues Athletics Info
Fall sports tryouts begin Monday, August 12. All athletes wanting to play a fall sport are required to be there. Watch the athletics calendar for more details on when and where! All athletes and student participating in an Urban sport or physical activity class must turn in a signed physical/doctor's form.

From Marin, East Bay, Peninsula?
The 2019-20 bus schedule and subscription information is now available. Please visit our transportation page.

Summer Reading!
The Freshman class summer read is Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. Written by the host of the Daily Show, this book recounts Noah's life under apartheid in South Africa as the son of a white father and black mother. Urban's Librarian Sarah Levin created a guide that students should consult as they read the book. Once school begins, Freshman groups will get together to discuss the book and the reading guide questions. We suggest that you try your local public library for a copy of the book, or purchase one if you like annotating. Urban will provide a copy of Born a Crime for families receiving financial assistance. Email bookstore@urbanschool.org and we will purchase a copy of the book for you and let you know when to come by campus to pick it up.

We do not require students to read other books beyond Born a Crime, but we do encourage students to READ! Here is our summer reading list for returning Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. Many of these books may be interesting and engaging for new Urban students.

Freshman Orientation – August 28-30!
Freshman orientation is scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, August 28-30, 2019. These are mandatory days for incoming Freshman students. Please see the email sent June 18 from 9th/10th Grade Dean Riley Maddox with all the details! The first day of fall term classes is the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 3.

Special Parent/Guardian Hike/Coffee During Orientation
The Class of 2023 Class Representatives are hosting a hike and/or coffee for fellow parents/guardians on Friday, August 30. The hike will take place while the Freshmen are participating in their ropes course at Lands End. Plan to meet in the Lands End Main Parking Lot near the Lookout Cafe after dropping your student at the Fort Miley Ropes Course at 8:45 am. Parents may join the hike, or if you prefer to chat over coffee, stay at the Lookout Cafe.

Parent Portal Logins
Logins for second parents in a household (the login for the other parent/guardian is the one used during the Admissions process) will be emailed out over the next several days from the Admissions office. Once you have your login, go here to see resources and other information for parents/guardians, including Urban's Parent/Guardian Association (PGA).

Online Bookstore
The online Urban bookstore will be ready soon to order fall term books. All incoming students must purchase the TI-89 Titanium calculator, which is used in all levels of Urban math courses.

Academic Schedules for 2019-20
Academic schedules for the 2019-20 school year will be ready for viewing on the Urban Parent Portal around mid-July. We will let you know as soon as they are ready.

UrbanWear and BluesWear Urban spirit wear, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, shorts and more are available for order online here. Items will be shipped directly to you. We will also have a store at the New Freshman Welcome event on May 4. And New Blues, don’t forget to stop by the front desk to pick up your special gift! Go Blues!

2019-20 Academic Calendar
Please download a copy of the 2019-20 academic calendar showing all start dates, holidays, etc. Also, we recommend you become acquainted with the online Urban calendar on our website. There are lots of events coming up which you are cordially welcome to attend, including the Spring Music Concert, One Acts Festival and lots of athletics events!

Save the Date - All-School Picnic - September 7
The whole family should plan to attend our annual All-School Picnic, hosted by our Parent/Guardian Association for all students, parents, faculty and staff, 11 am - 2 pm, at the George Washington Grove Picnic Area at 25th Avenue and MLK Jr Drive, in Golden Gate Park. Details to come!

Learning Services Information 
To request accommodations, please forward a copy of your child’s educational testing report to Rachel Herbert, Director of Learning Services, before May 1. Middle schools do not provide this confidential information to Urban. For additional information about learning support at Urban, please go here.

Socialize with Urban
Keep abreast of all the fun stuff going on around campus by checking our various accounts via the icons below! You don't need to be a member of any of them to take a peek.