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Richland Academy / About Us

Welcome to Richland Academy

We are a warm and welcoming private school with an exceptional learning environment for preschool to Grade 8 located on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

 

We offer Reggio-inspired and IB focused inquiry learning, cultivating students who are deeper thinking, confident and world ready. We are committed to excellence, which resonates through the work of our students and teachers.  Our rich and challenging curriculum ensures we deliver a solid academic foundation, which is enhanced by our comprehensive Arts programming.

What we believe

That children are incredible. They’re capable, innovative and full of potential, and we value them as individuals with unique ways of learning.

What we do

Our best for your kids. Every day. We provide outstanding learning conditions and a supportive community that cultivates students who are deeper thinking, confident, and world ready.

Why we do it

Because we’re passionate. We prepare children to thrive in a world of great possibilities.

Our People

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Sandi Fischer

Head of School

Sandi brings a strong background in educational leadership to her role as Head of School. For the past 10 years she has held the position of Principal for two other private schools. Sandi understands the uniqueness of a private school environment and the value it offers children and their families. She began her education career teaching in an IB World School and later returned to the IB education system as a Principal. She has developed expertise in inquiry-based learning and knows the tremendous opportunities an IB education provides children.

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Adrian Cheung

Technology, Design and Communications Coordinator

Adrian delivers innovative information and unique aspect to Richland as he is an experienced creative designer with a demonstrated history of working in the field of graphic design, advertising and marketing. Adrian facilitates technology use at schools through a variety of interactive methods. He also supports teachers and staff with any technology problems.

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Joanne Pace

IB-PYP Coordinator and Learning Strategist

Joanne joined Richland Academy in 2015 and is thrilled to be part of Richland’s vibrant and creative community and lives the Reggio philosophy.

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Nalini Subramanyam

Early Years Lead Teacher

Nalini is joining Richland Academy as the Early Years Lead to support all of our Early Years teachers in creating an environment where children learn through inquiry and play. She believes that the cognitive, emotional, social and physical development of children in the early years has a direct impact on their overall development and on the adult they will become.

If you have any questions call (905)-224-5600