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PYP Authorized since 2018

MYP Candidate School

HISTORY
We're celebrating over 20 years of preparing students to be deeper thinkers, confident, and world ready.
EDUCATION
Our approach to education is Reggio-inspired. We're proud to deliver a world class IB program.
AWARDS
Voted the #1 private school in Richmond Hill by Top Choice Awards in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024!

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences.”

Loris Malaguzzi, founder of Reggio Emilia’s Educational Philosophy

The International Baccalaureate (IB) at Richland

Richland is proud to be an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. We are an MYP candidate school and have been PYP accredited since 2018.

The Reggio Emilia Approach

This 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.

Student's Voices

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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Latest News & Announcements

We’ve adopted thousands of Honey Bees

In June we started hosting a beehive. Our thousands of new colleagues will pollinate the surrounding urban flora during the summer. At the end of the season, we’ll harvest the honey, which we’ll be able to share with our community....
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We are a platinum certified EcoSchool!

A big congratulations to our community and our Eco Club on becoming a platinum certified EcoSchool! After being gold certified last year, we set the goal of obtaining the highest certification possible for 2023. We did it! In order for...
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Primary Years Programme Exhibition

The Primary Years Programme Exhibition (PYPx) is a culminating event for Grade 6 students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYPx is an inquiry-based learning experience that requires students to explore real-world issues and topics of...
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360°Experience – Alton in the Cold

On March 2 our very own Mr. Alton took part in the 10th annual 360°Experience for 360°kids, an outdoor overnight fundraising event that raises awareness and funds for the life-changing programs that support at-risk and homeless youth in York Region. As...
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An Exciting Bingo Night to Remember

The annual Richland Academy Bingo night was back for 2023 and the community couldn't be more thrilled! After a 2 year hiatus, we only had one question for the participants that night "Are you feeling lucky?" There were 4 games...
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A Big Thank You from 360°kids

Our community at Richland Academy has been working with the children's charitable organization, 360°kids, for some years now. During the holiday period, our community takes part in the Gifts That Matter fundraiser through the "Adopt-a-Youth" campaign. The objective of this...
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The Best Part of Me

The Best Part of Me

Cultivating a positive classroom community is such an important part of teaching, and I’ve learned that little things go a...
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The Engineering Design Process

The Engineering Design Process

The grade 1 students have kicked off their engineering unit with learning about how to solve problems using the engineering...
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The Puzzle of Identity

The Puzzle of Identity

Identity is like a puzzle piece that makes you unique. No two snowflakes are exactly the same, and no two people...
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Pines and Pinecrest

Pines and Pinecrest

We had the opportunity to go tree planting in the trail behind our school, all together, we planted a couple...
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Black History Month 2023 – in reflection

Black History Month 2023 – in reflection

In the midst of these wonderful explorations we have been studying the contributions of African Canadians and participated in Richland’s...
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Where We Are in Place and Time

Where We Are in Place and Time

​Formative Assessment 1: Objects are made of one or more materials. Task: Materials Packet Formative Assessment 2: The materials and structure of...
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How We Organize Ourselves

How We Organize Ourselves

Provocation / Engage - students are engaged with a challenging situation, prior knowledge is activated, questions are provoked 2A and...
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A Celebration of Learning

A Celebration of Learning

It was with a lot of excitement and joy that we welcomed parents of our Grade Three students last Friday....
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What does learning look like?

What does learning look like?

In grade 2, our learning day takes us through various learning tasks connected to our curriculum. At times students complete...
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PYPx – Making Connections & Drawing Conclusions

PYPx – Making Connections & Drawing Conclusions

Our PYPxers are making great progress as they probe further into their respective lines of inquiry and showcase their findings...
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