A Message from our Head of School

Richland Academy / A Message from our Head of School

Welcome to Richland!

I fell in love with Richland Academy the moment I walked through the front doors.

It is a beautiful school. Every element of this Reggio-inspired facility – the soaring ceiling height, the abundance of natural light, and the warm, rich colours throughout the school – has been carefully and purposefully designed by the school’s founders, Marlina and John Oliveira.

This beautiful educational environment fuels the natural creativity and curiosity that exists in every child. And it creates the conditions that nurture deep learning. Richland encompasses the very best 21st century education principles that exist in the most successful schools around the world. Our talented and caring staff develops academic excellence by taking a pro-child, inquiry-based learning stance. Children experience a personalized and enriched curriculum. Children learn how to learn, so that they can become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and decision makers. In short, each child becomes the very best they can be because they are valued and challenged to imagine that the impossible is possible.

Richland Academy is an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school. Our IB Primary Years Program perfectly prepares children for admission to an IB secondary school or any other secondary school of their choice. Richland is one of only two Reggio-inspired IB schools in the province.

It is a privilege to be involved in the education of children and I am proud to be a part of this very special school. Please feel free to contact me to discuss our curriculum and educational philosophy at any time.


Jill Colyer