New Voted #1

Richland has once again been voted the #1 private school in Richmond Hill 4th YEAR IN A ROW by The Readers’ Choice – Metroland Media Group, and for the first time this year by Top Choice Awards (2021)!

Welcome to Richland Academy

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 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.

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Mission Statement

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.

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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. This 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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Inside Richland

With our beautifully constructed building,  Richland students are enjoying their learning in their homerooms, specialists rooms, gymnasium, Piazza and outdoor field.

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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 students have been having a lot of fun creating in the snow. The importance of outdoor play is evident when they come in from recess taking a mile a minute with smiling faces. We have seen games of tag, building snowmen, rolling around in the snow and chatting with one another. Regardless of how they choose to spend their recess, many of them claim it is their favourite period. ... See MoreSee Less

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This week, our Grade 4s, had the opportunity to share their findings about COVID-19 regulations and the protocols between different counties, and made decisions about which country they felt is doing the better job and why. ... See MoreSee Less

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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.


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