Richland Academy’s Middle Years program combines the Grade 7 and 8 Ontario Curriculum, enhanced by an inquiry-based learning classroom approach, and to provide a challenging framework of learning that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.
We encourage our students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. We foster the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.
Subjects include English Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Visual Art, Performing Arts, Information and Communication Technology and Health and Physical Education
Richland Academy aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.
Using global contexts, students develop an understanding of their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet through the Ontario Curriculum.
As students progress through the two years of Middle School, they work within an inquiry-based learning model that incorporates increasing levels of sophistication and complexity. As this inquiry indicates, students develop a rich understanding of how to fine, use, and make sense of evidence. This equips them for success at whatever secondary school they choose to attend upon graduation.
The Richland Academy Middle Years students participate in unique leadership opportunities tied to social justice initiatives in our local community and in a global context. We aim to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community.