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

At Richland Academy, we work together to define education for a changing world so that our students are deeper thinking, confident and world ready.

We are a community of learners who are active, responsible, and compassionate global citizens.

We aim to provide a learning environment that builds intercultural understanding and respect.

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 Pre-kindergarten to Grade 8.

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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.

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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

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Congratulations to our grade 8 student, S.S., for her acceptance into the IB program at both Cardinal Carter Catholic High School and Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School. She will now make her decision on which school is a better fit to pursue her education. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Chinese New Year! ✨ Today is the Lunar New year, if you celebrate it, we hope you have a wonderful festival!
This art work was done by the art club, one of the co-cirriculum programs at Richland Academy.
The main objective of the art club is for students to have fun creating artwork while developing skills using open-ended materials. The students have an opportunity to create artwork of their choice and posters for special purposes, such as for the Rights of the Child Initiative, or Chines New year, like the one above.
The children learn to plan, create, and design larger pieces of artwork collaboratively for school events and celebrations. Older students are able to gain experience with organizing and managing an art club.
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8 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


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