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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Using our sense of sight we went on an icicle hunt. The Junior Kindergarten students are noticing Icicles outside everywhere in the school yard. They are so beautiful in the winter. #icicleexplorations #outdoorlearning ... See MoreSee Less

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Mrs. Neumann-Causi loves viewing the world through our student's young eyes and minds! 🧠👀Everyone loves making a trip to the library to greet Mrs. Neumann- Causi and her cheery smile!
Within the library, she supports the different inquiries happening around the school and provides a rich environment for self-directed research and learning as well as a quiet peaceful place to just sit back and relax with a good book!
"As teachers, we learn and understand that our viewpoint is not the only viewpoint, and because of this, we look to the world and its citizens for example and insight. Information and human experiences invite us to connect and create. Within such a learning environment, the ever-changing world around us is inspiring rather than daunting, and we accept the challenge to analyze and problem-solve with integrity and resolve." - Mrs. Neumann-Causi
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9 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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