Richland has once again been voted the #1 private school in Richmond Hill 4th YEAR IN A ROW (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) by The Readers’ Choice – Metroland Media Group

Richland Academy is a warm and welcoming International Baccalaureate (IB) World school in Richmond Hill, Ontario. We are a 21st century learning community that embraces the Reggio approach to inquiry-based learning and provides opportunities for our students to develop keen critical thinking skills as they explore, investigate, collaborate and communicate with one another from Preschool to Grade 8.

Experience Richland

Richland students are kind, happy, confident and responsible. As a community we foster relationships
with each other and our environment, based on respect and understanding.

Enrol Now

The Reggio Emilia Approach

dates back to post-war Italy, in the northern region of Reggio Emilia.  The people of Reggio Emilia came together to develop a meaningful way to educate their children, and to create a better future for their community. The Reggio Emilia Approach to learning engages children in questions that they develop and investigate. Just like the community of Reggio Emilia, the image of the child as a capable, curious and creative learner is at the heart of all we do at Richland Academy

Learn More

Our Blog

Connect with us on Social Media… 

2 days ago

Richland Academy

{PARENT TESTIMONIAL}"We are extremely happy with our decision to send our daughter to Richland Academy starting in kindergarten several years ago and are proud when we tell people that she attends this wonderful school.
It is so much more than a school, however. It is a community with an environment that encompasses well-rounded learning with an empathetic view of our place in this global environment.
Our daughter wakes up every morning looking forward to going to Richland and actively participating in daily activities in the classroom and throughout the school. In fact, in the summer she is constantly asking when school will start as she misses Richland!
What also makes Richland great is the teaching faculty and supporting staff. They educate and care for our children as if they are their own. They know how to empower the students to get them to be their best and also show them how to inspire each other with confidence leveraging Reggio-inspired philosophy and the IB program that Richland is a part of. We are lucky to have such a great school in Richmond Hill."
- Sincerely,
Mitra & Joe L.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Richland Academy

Richland Academy will be CLOSED for our Mid-winter break from Friday, November 15 to Monday, November 18. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
5 months ago

In collaboration with Ms. Ciocio and the Gr4/5 students our library discovery periods have focused on language as a tool to express ourselves. We wondered if we were good communicators and discovered that in order to exchange our thoughts and imaginings well, we needed to understand our audience.
This led us to consider exceptionalities within an audience and in particular we considered the ... See more


We are very active in our community and have built relationships with organizations that empower us to deliver the quality of educational experience that we believe in.


If you have any questions call (905)-224-5600