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In the Reggio Emilia tradition the environment is clean, open, and inviting. The environment is filled with stunning materials, light tables, books, and furniture.

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Junior School

In our Primary School the environment is clean, open, and inviting. Classrooms are filled with natural light. Instead of desks in rows, there are smaller size work tables for their age.

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Middle School

Our Middle School students get to experience the same Reggio-inspired with IB education. Our classrooms have soaring windows that fill the spaces with natural light.

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“We just wanted to take a moment and congratulate all the students and Richland faculty on an incredible PYPx presentation yesterday. We both were truly blown away at the level of both ingenuity and thoroughness of the presentation.  I understand the kids worked hard and were both persistent and enthusiastic however they could not have excelled without such a committed and supportive staff such as yourselves.
Thank you so much for allowing us to witness such an event! You all have supported our daughter so much and it does not go unnoticed. So glad to have my daughter a part of such a great school!”

From T.D. Grade 6 parents (2020-2021)

“I just wanted to let you know that the teachers are doing a great job with our kids. I know it can’t always be easy for them to keep the students engaged through online learning, while also trying to ensure the curriculum requirements are met and all kids are thriving to the best of their individual abilities.
We appreciate all of the the hard work that you, the administration team and faculty are doing to ensure this continues to be as seamless and normal of an experience as possible.”

From E.Z. Grade 1 parents (2020-2021)

1. Submit an Application Online!

Richland Academy has implemented OpenApply to simplify the admissions process for applicants and schools by providing a convenient alternative to paper forms, and by providing an integrated system to support the internal admissions process from first inquiry to enrolment and re-enrolment. OpenApply is a web-based application, and is free for applicants & families. All you need is an Internet connection and an electronic device such as computer, tablet or phone.

Please go to to submit an application for your child. Click “Submit Application”, you can then select Kindergarten to Grade 8 Application.

With your completed form, please include:

  • A copy of your child’s three most recent report cards (if applicable)
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport
  • Application fee of $300.00 (non-refundable) from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8
Submit your application!

2. Arrange for a Personal Day Visit at Richland

After reviewing your application, we will schedule an appointment for you to visit our school and meet with our Head of School, Sandi Fischer, and Admissions Officer, Bessy Bianco. All applicants are welcome to spend a day or two at Richland.

During this visit:

  • We will conduct an assessment for students in Grades 1 to 8 to determine their academic abilities.
  • For the JK-SK, we use a comprehensive tool to get to know them better.

3. Receive your Offer of Placement

We want to ensure that we are able to meet, and exceed, the needs of all of our students. Decisions are made based on the thoughtful observations and assessment by Richland faculty and staff; and are made in the best interests of the students.   Richland’s student population benefits from a range of abilities, and we recognize the potential in every child.  Once a decision has been made to offer your child a placement at Richland Academy, you will receive a written offer of placement along with a registration package.