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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5 days ago

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The Senior Kindergarten students have been using different materials to create their own provocations for writing. We write every day in kindergarten, as much a possible taking the ideas from the children to make the writing more authentic. Writing needs to be meaningful to the children, and we delight in seeing their thinking revealed through the different forms of communication or '100 Languages of Children'. ... See MoreSee Less

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Richland Academy is deeply saddened by the recent act of violence toward a Muslim family in London, Ontario. There is no place for hate and intolerance in our community. As a school, we value diversity and we will continue our efforts to educate as we work to eliminate all forms of discrimination and hate. Love for all, hatred for none. #StandWithMuslims #stophate #OurLondonFamily ... 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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