Each child is an individual, with different gifts, needs and ways of learning, however many schools often treats them as if they are the same.
Our school was founded on ‘the image of the child’ the vision of helping children to be aware, kind, motivated, confident, self-assured, intelligent, and independent beings. In this image, we created a new and progressive learning model.
We focus on providing children with an environment that honours them for who they are and inspires them to embrace and seek out learning through their natural curiosity and desire to learn, while developing the knowledge, skills and mindset required for tomorrow’s world. Aristotle’s words of “educating the mind without educating the heart, is no education at all”, rings true in our community. When we speak of the ‘whole child’ we speak of the body, mind and heart and the importance of honouring, nourishing and nurturing each.
Our school uses the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. This 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 and provocations that they co-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.
To deliver on our promise to provide your child a unique and enriching learning experience, we utilize the International Baccalaureate program. The IB programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
Richland Academy is proud to be an International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School. Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.
More than 4,000 schools so far have chosen to teach International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes, with their unique academic rigour and their emphasis on students’ personal development. Those schools employ over 70,000 educators, teaching more than one million students worldwide.
Richland’s extraordinary culture of caring is part of what sets us apart. Working together, our students, parents, faculty and staff have created a nurturing school community that offers every child a sense of belonging and fosters a sense of social and environmental responsibility.
In academic, artistic, athletic and public service activities alike, our students collaborate across classrooms. Older students may mentor younger ones, and school-wide efforts involve everyone working towards a common goal.
Our focus on community life not only enriches your child’s learning experience, it also creates a foundation where deep, long-lasting friendships are formed between children of different ages and diverse backgrounds.
“While there are many individual components we think that make Richland great, we believe that what you have created is a true example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. The Reggio method, your staff, small class size, beautiful facility,extraordinary communication with your families blend together in a way that is truly special.”
Junior School Parent
We do not allow our students to fall behind.
Our enrichment program allows students to stay after school to start their homework. It allows them to free up time for those who are in other programs after school and students are able to ask questions if they need the extra help.
Our specialties help students to expand their horizons and allows them to touch upon other areas of study. We help to prepare them for high school, by allowing, rotating to classes prepares them for high school and going to different periods.
We also provide a variety of after school sports clubs, teams, intramurals and SSAF to meet the needs of the children.