New Voted #1

Richland Academy has once again been voted the #1 private school in Richmond Hill by The Readers’ Choice – Metroland Media Group in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and by Top Choice Awards in 2020, 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 are a community of responsible, resilient, and compassionate global citizens who are agents of meaningful change.

In our safe and inclusive learning environment, we are all lifelong learners who honour diverse perspectives, intercultural understanding and mutual respect

We empower students with relevant, transformational, and forward thinking skills that enable them to be deeper thinkers, confident and world ready.

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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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Congratulations grade 8 graduates! It's time to celebrate and recognize all your hard work and achievements. Class of 2022, you did it! We are so proud of you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to our Kindergarten graduates! We look forward to welcoming you to Grade 1 in September to continue your learning journey! We are so proud of you, and thank you to all our families for your ongoing support! ... 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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