RICHLAND ACADEMY

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HISTORY
We're celebrating 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 2020, 2021!

“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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University of Waterloo Computing Challenge

This was the first year that Richland Academy participated in the University of Waterloo's Beaver Computing Challenge. Richland had 16 students from Grades 5 & 6 participate and all were able to complete the challenge within the 1-hour time limit....
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Spooktacular Halloween

Our Halloween dance was a huge success! Everyone had so much fun today, and thank you parents for donating some spooky decorations! Our students have so many creative and spooky costumes. Check out all the crazy pumpkin carving creations that...
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Community Food Drive

As part of our commitment to supporting the local community, Richland Academy held its annual food drive for the Richmond Hill Community Food Bank this week. The local charity helps provide food for those who need it most and supports...
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2022 Terry Fox Campaign

We did it!!! A great big thank you to our generous Richland community. We didn't just reach our goal of raising $2,300, we smashed it, raising $2,845! It was a great day for the children to support and learn about this...
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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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The Bug Lab Exhibit

The Bug Lab Exhibit

Our Kindergarten class went on a very fun and exciting field trip to the Ontario Science Center to explore their...
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How does learning happen?

How does learning happen?

Learning happens when children are engaged.Learning happens when children have adaptable spaces.Learning happens when their ideas are valued.Learning happens when...
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Learner Profile attributes develop naturally in a rich learning environment

Learner Profile attributes develop naturally in a rich learning environment

Mental Wellness Throughout our days we are lucky enough to witness many very beautiful moments with the children.  This week...
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We are open-minded!

We are open-minded!

Here at Richland Academy, we are open minded. “We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as...
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A Human Experience

A Human Experience

This past week we have been navigating the human body by taking an in depth look at some of its...
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What does a balanced literacy program look like?

What does a balanced literacy program look like?

Since the first day of school, students have taken part in our Daily 5 program. The five components are: Read to...
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