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  • QUICK SUMMARY

     

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Richland Academy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Basics

    Basics


     

    Founded

     

    1983

     

    2002


     

    Enrolment

     

    200

     

    220


     

    Grades

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 8

     

    Preschool to 8


     

    Gender

     

    Coed

     

    Coed


     

    Living arrangements

     

    Day

     

    Day


     

    Language of instruction

     

    English

     

    English


     

    Faith Based

     

     


     

    School focus

     

    Academic

     

    Academic


     

    Developmental Priorities

     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Spiritual
    The goal is to cultivate "individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith and respect for God or a higher power."
     
    Balanced
    "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."
    Emotional
    The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."

    Academics

    Academics


     

    Curriculum

     

    Montessori

     

    Progressive, International Baccalaureate


     

    Curriculum pace

     
    Student-paced
    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.
     
    Standard-enriched
    Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

     

    Academic culture

     
    Supportive
    A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.
     
    Rigorous
    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

     

    Avg. Class Size

     

    Varies

     

    15 to 20


     

    Special needs support

     

    Learning, Developmental, Behavioral

     

    Learning


     

    Gifted learner support

     

    Dedicated class; in-class adaptations

     

    In-class adaptations


     

    Preschool/K curriculum

     
    Montessori
    Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

    If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.
     
    Reggio Emilia
    Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of “projects”, (as opposed to “activities” or “lessons”). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
    If you want to learn more about Reggio Emilia education, check out our comprehensive guide.

    Tuition

    Tuition


     

    Day Tuition

     

    $12,705 to $16,765

     

    $19,000 to $19,500


     

    Boarding Tuition

     

     


     

    Financial aid (FA)

     

    Yes

     

    No


     

    Students on FA

     

    0%

     

    0%


     

    Eligible grades for FA

     

    Nursery/Toddler to 8

     

    None


     

    Median FA package size

     

    $0

     

    $0

    Enrollment

    Enrollment


     

    Avg. enrollment per grade

     

    15

     

    18


     

    Percent in boarding

     

    0%

     

    0%

    Admissions

    Admissions


     

    Admissions rate

     

    99%

     

    95%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - 8

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No

  • SCHOOL REVIEWS

     

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Richland Academy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    The Our Kids Review

    The Our Kids Review

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

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    RICHLAND ACADEMY

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    User reviews

    User reviews

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    "incredible memories"
    Danilla Xing - Alumnus   (Oct 20, 2017)
    When I think back to my time at Bishop Hamilton Montessori School I have nothing but incredible memo...
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    "a chance to grow at her own speed"
    Marie Bordeleau - Parent   (Jan 24, 2018)
    Our daughter loves BHMS. She is challenged and engaged by the lessons and the activities, and inter...
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    "able to follow my own interests and passions"
    Silvie Cheng - Alumnus   (Jan 24, 2018)
    What stands out most from my time at BHMS was how freely I was able to follow my own interests and p...
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    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    information not available

    Our Take

    Our Take

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Every school is unique, and BHMS is a particularly good example of that. It’s a Montessori program, and a faith-based school, though in both of those areas it charts its own unique approach. The school rightly prizes the relationship it has with the families that enroll, bringing them into the life of the school. Parents are drawn by the values that inform the delivery of the curriculum, as well as a focus on empathy and an appreciation of diversity within the school and beyond. While a smaller school, BHMS nevertheless offers a good breadth of extracurricular activities, which is also a principal draw.  

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Richland is a Reggio Emilia inspired school, though the administration historically hasn’t been afraid to innovate and put their own spin on things. One example is the house system around which the community of the school is organized. It’s emblematic of the culture of care, and the house names—Suzuki, Fox, and Keilburger—are emblematic as well. Those things hint at an undercurrent of service and engagement that runs through the culture of the school. The instructional programs are strong, but often it’s that culture/values piece that is also a primary draw.  

  • SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

     

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Richland Academy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Highlights

    Highlights

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    information not available

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

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    Description

    Description

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School, a not-for-profit school, provides a Christian Montessori approach since 1983 with programs for children 3 months to 14 years. Our success is built around our commitment to the academic, spiritual, physical and social growth of each student, which is the foundation of our educational approach. The breadth of our programs include enriched French, Science and Music. BHMS develops students with 21st century skills, to live in the real world.

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Richland Academy is a Reggio-inspired accredited IB World School with a unique warm and welcoming environment for children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. We are a community of learners who are active, responsible, and compassionate global citizens. At Richland we cultivate students who are deeper thinking, confident, and world ready. “Voted #1 Private School in Richmond Hill 4 years in a row by The Readers’ Choice – Metroland Media Group, and for the first time this year by Top Choice Awards (2021)!”

  • PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

     

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Richland Academy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Message

    Since opening our doors in 1983, the National Capital Region has come to recognize Bishop Hamilton Montessori School as a leader in education beginning at 3 months of age and continuing through to grade eight.

    As School Director, I am proud of our student-body and the BHMS community at large. The school community has created an environment that strives for excellence not only within the classroom but also when looking outwards to the world around them. BHMS students and graduates come to appreciate the vast and diverse world around them through studying different cultures and through participating in charities both locally and internationally.

    The value of learning Christian principles and charity in the context of a multicultural and religiously diverse student body prepares students to partake fully in the Canadian cultural mosaic. By stressing the importance and interconnectedness of people around the world, students also learn about the interconnectedness of the subjects that they study, thus fortifying BHMS’s academic excellence. Through this model, students aspire to become well-rounded citizens from an early age; this aspiration serves to motivate students to develop a passion and hunger for knowledge that they will carry with them through life.

    Selecting a school that focuses on your child’s academic, social and spiritual growth is one of the most important decisions that you will make. Bishop Hamilton Montessori School looks forward to partnering with you every step of the way.

    Together we can unlock your child’s potential.

    Richland is committed to being a leading Reggio inspired IB World School; inspiring, supporting, and nurturing our multi-cultural students to be well- educated, balanced and empathetic global citizens. Founded in 2002, Richland continues to build upon a solid foundation of academic excellence and rigor combined with a warm, nurturing and inclusive environment in which all students feel welcomed and valued.

    At Richland Academy, our committed faculty facilitate student learning about the world in which we live, helping them become internationally minded global citizens. Exciting and engaging learning experiences take place in the classroom, on the stage in school musical productions, in the art studio, learning commons, and natural outdoor learning spaces. Our students also learn about the importance of giving and sharing with the wider world through action. We are a professional learning community following a holistic approach to education. We educate the whole person; academically, artistically, physically and socially. No two students or journeys are alike and we will go out of our way to find and nurture each student’s unique abilities. Ultimately, we work together to shape 21 st  century leaders who have the courage to take intellectual risks as they work effectively with others.

    The first thing you will notice when you arrive at Richland Academy is that the excitement is tangible; you will feel the energy and sense the vibrancy as soon as you enter the school. You will grasp the wonder of discovery in the classrooms as each student and faculty member engage in authentic critical thinking and learning. I invite you to come and join me for a tour of Richland Academy where I am confident you will feel the same joy I did when I walked through the school and was reminded that there has never been a more exciting time to work in the field of education!

    With best wishes,

    Sandi Fischer
    Head of School

  • ACADEMICS

    • OVERALL CURRICULUM

       

      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Richland Academy

      RICHLAND ACADEMY


      Primary Curriculum

      Primary Curriculum

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Progressive


      Secondary Curriculum

      Secondary Curriculum

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      International Baccalaureate


      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      Our Take: primary curriculum type

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Particularly popular in the younger grades (preschool to elementary), but sometimes available all the way up to high school, Montessori schools offer an alternative vision to the standard lesson format of most classrooms. Instead of listening to whole-class lessons, Montessori classrooms allow students to choose which "tasks" or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles - their essential feature being they contain a right answer and allow for selfcorrection. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on lessons being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with students developing a sense of self-sufficiency, confidence and curiosity.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Progressive (sometimes called "in- quiry-based") curricula attempt to place children's interests and ideas at the heart of the learning experience. Instead of lessons being driven by predetermined pathways, progressive curricula are often "emergent", with learning activities shaped by students' questions about the world. Instead of starting with academic concepts and then tying it to everyday experience, progressive methods begin with everyday experience and work back to an academic lesson. Teachers provide materials, experiences, tools and resources to help students investigate a topic or issue. Students are encouraged to explore, reflect on their findings, and discuss answers or solutions.


      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      Our Take: secondary curriculum type

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Not applicable

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Some private schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming. The "Diploma Programme" is offered to students in the final two years of high school, while the "Primary Years Programme" (ages 3 to 12) and "Middle Years Programme" (ages 11 to 16) serve as preparation for the diploma program.


      What the school says about their curriculum

      What the school says about their curriculum

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      BHMS offers a Christian based Montessori education in a safe community where infants to young adolescents are encouraged to reach their full developmental potential.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      We offer Reggio-inspired inquiry learning within the International Baccalaureate framework, 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. We are a warm and welcoming school that delivers personalized learning to ensure that no student is left behind. Within this supportive environment, we explore the Ontario curriculum and prepare students for future academic success.

    • COURSE PEDAGOGIES

      • Mathematics

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: math approach type

        Our take: math approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.


        What the school says about their math program

        What the school says about their math program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        The math materials, like all other classroom materials, focus first on the concrete and then move toward abstraction. Students first focus on the numbers one to ten, mastering quantity, then the symbol and finally associating the two. A complete comprehension of this first stage is essential as it lays a solid foundation for future work in the decimal system. Students are exposed to the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division before they leave the Casa program. There are five strands in the Ontario Grade 7 & 8 Curriculum. Our program meets and exceeds the requirements for both levels, not only by incorporating material from grade 9, but also by requiring students to conduct higher order thinking in math seminar and math projects.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        We take the three part math lesson approach: computation, conceptual understanding, and problem solving within real life contexts.


        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        Textbooks and supplementary materials

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Calculator policy

        Calculator policy

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Calculators are accepted in the Intermediate years.

      • Early Reading

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Phonics-intensive

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Balanced Literacy


        Our take: early reading approach type

        Our take: early reading approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Systematic-phonics programs teach young children to read by helping them to recognize and sound out the letters and syllables of words. Students are then led to blend these sounds together to sound out and recognize the whole word. While other reading programs might touch on phonetics (either incidentally or on a “when needed” basis), systematic phonics teaches phonics in a specific sequence, and uses extensive repetition and direct instruction to help readers associate specific letter patterns with their associated sounds.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Balanced reading programs are typically Whole Language programs with supplementary phonics training. This training might be incidental, or it might take the form of mini-lessons.


        What the school says about their early reading program

        What the school says about their early reading program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        In the language portion of the curriculum Casa students begin by identifying sounds and later associating them with letters. Later, students apply this knowledge to phonics and reading. In the Montessori system students first learn to write and then to read.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available


        DIBELS testing

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        No
        We administer diagnostic testing on an ongoing basis, throughout the course of the school year.

      • Writing

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Equal balance

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Equal balance


        Our take: writing approach type

        Our take: writing approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Programs that balance systematic and process approaches equally likely have an emphasis on giving young students ample opportunities to write, while providing supplementary class-wide instruction in grammar, parts of sentences, and various writing strategies.


        What the school says about their writing program

        What the school says about their writing program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Science

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Equal Balance


        Our take: science approach type

        Our take: science approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Inquiry-based science emphasizes teaching science as a way of thinking or practice, and therefore tries to get students “doing” science as much as possible -- and not just “learning” it. Students still learn foundational scientific ideas and content (and build on this knowledge progressively); however, relative to expository science instruction, inquiry-based programs have students spend more time developing and executing their own experiments (empirical and theoretical). Students are frequently challenged to develop critical and scientific-thinking skills by developing their own well-reasoned hypothesis and finding ways to test those hypotheses. Projects and experiments are emphasized over textbook learning. Skills are emphasized over breadth of knowledge.


        What the school says about their science program

        What the school says about their science program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Science is an integral part of the Montessori classroom curriculum from Casa through Junior High. As students join the Senior Elementary classroom they are introduced to an enriched science program conducted by the science specialist in a carefully designed student-friendly laboratory. In this environment students conduct a variety of experiments, learning about such topics as biology, physics, optics, anatomy, astronomy, genetics, and aerodynamics. This hands-on approach to learning what is often only taught through textbooks instills in students a passion for exploration and discovery. Since research at BHMS is not limited by age, only by imagination, students are able to conduct independent research on topics of personal interest. They then present their conclusions in local and regional science fairs where BHMS consistently rates among the top schools in the region.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Topics covered in science curriculum

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Evolution as consensus theory
        Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
        Evolution is not taught


        Treatment of evolution (value)

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Zoology

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Not applicable

      • Social Studies

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Core Knowledge

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Expanding Communities


        Our take: social studies approach type

        Our take: social studies approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Usually focused on teaching history and geography at an early age, the core knowledge approach uses story, drama, reading, and discussion to teach about significant people, places, and events. Breadth of content and knowledge is emphasized. The curriculum is often organized according to the underlying logic of the content: history might be taught sequentially, for example (as students move through the grades).

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        The Expanding Communities approach organizes the curriculum around students’ present, everyday experience. In the younger grades, students might learn about themselves, for example. As they move through the grades, the focus gradually broadens in scope: to the family, neighbourhood, city, province, country, and globe. The curriculum tends to have less focus on history than Core Knowledge programs.


        What the school says about their social studies program

        What the school says about their social studies program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Throughout the elementary program students are exposed with increasing detail to the Great Stories: Creation of the Universe, Timeline of Life, Timeline of Humans, The Story of Numbers and The Story of Language. Montessori lessons address reading, writing, mathematics, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, history, art, geology and geography. The Montessori concepts and skills development are an enriched program with a lot of scope.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        We approach Social Studies through an Inquiry model, under the umbrella of the big ideas as outlined in the Ontario Social Studies curriculum and IB Framework.

      • Humanities and Social Sciences

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        Our take: humanities and social sciences approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Pragmatism in the humanities and social sciences emphasizes making learning relevant to students’ present-day experience. Assignments tend to centre around projects and tasks rather than argumentative essays; these projects will often have a “real-world” application or relevance. There might be more of a social justice component to a pragmatic program, though that isn’t always the case. Subjects like history and philosophy are still covered/offered, but they play a less prominent role in the overall program than in the case of perennialism. The social sciences (contemporary geography, sociology, psychology, etc), meanwhile, might play a more prominent role in pragmatic programs. The key goals are to make learning progressive and relevant, while teaching students real-life skills and critical thinking.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.


        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        What the school says about their humanities and social sciences

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        BHMS offers an adolescent program within the context of the regular Montessori school, providing a supportive learning environment specially tailored to meet the needs of adolescents. Happy and healthy teenage experiences are essential for developing the coping skills and knowledge for successful adulthood. To this end, the integrated program of study for the BHMS Junior High follows Dr. Montessori’s Educational Syllabus for the adolescent: Self Expression: Music, Writing Workshops & Language Arts, Art, Physical Education Psychic Development: Moral Education, Mathematics, Languages (French) Preparation for Adult Life: Study of the Earth & Living Things (Physical Geography, Biology, Anatomy, Astronomy) Study of Human Progress & the Development of Civilization (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, History of Science & Technology) Study of History of Humanity (History of Exploration & Settlement, Political Geography, Environmental Studies, Religion, Peace & Conflict Studies, Law & Government, Literature/ Novel Study, National history & Current Events).

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Foreign Languages

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: foreign language approach type

        Our take: foreign language approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.


        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        What the school says about their foreign language programs

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        The study of French is of utmost importance at Bishop Hamilton Montessori School where students begin their daily language study while still in the Casa program. As students progress through the levels their mastery of the language intensifies as does their understanding of Francophone culture and literature. Harnessing Ottawa’s geographic location and bilingual nature the French program conducts field-trips, culminating in annual trips to visit nearby Francophone cities of Montreal and Quebec in grades six through eight. Students graduating from grade eight of the Junior High program have successfully completed the French immersion language curriculum that is introduced at grade 10 in the public immersion system. By moulding students’ linguistic capabilities from such a tender age, and in small-group settings, they are able to become fully assimilated into the bilingual mosaic of Canada’s National Capital Region.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Language instruction offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Hebrew
        ESL
        Spanish
        Russian
        Latin
        Japanese
        Italian
        Greek
        German
        French
        Chinese-Mandarin
        Chinese-Cantonese


        Learning a foreign language is required until

        Treatment of evolution (value)

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available

      • Fine Arts

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Equal Balance

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Equal Balance


        Our take: fine arts approach type

        Our take: fine arts approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.


        What the school says about their fine arts program

        What the school says about their fine arts program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Beginning in the Casa level and beyond, students meet with the Music Specialist where they are introduced gradually to music theory and expression. In grade 4 students begin exploring different musical instruments and, later, are integrated into the school band. Additionally, vocal skills are honed and refined through learning and performing choral music. The BHMS passion for music and performance is evidenced through annual concerts that bring together students of all ages, as well as the staging of some popular musicals, complete with set design, costuming, and theatrics, all developed by the students. Creative expression is an important outlet for students. The Art curriculum aims to inspire students to express feelings, ideas, and issues using a variety of medians such as: two and three dimensional forms and Multimedia Art. Students learn to apply the critical analysis process to communicate feelings, ideas and understanding of Socio-cultural and Historical Contexts.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Richland students are taught core studio skills and given many opportunities to apply these skills expressively and creatively.


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Acting
        Dance
        Drama/Theatre
        Graphic Design
        Music
        Visual Arts

      • Computers and Technolgy

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        Approach

        Approach

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Light integration

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Medium integration


        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        Our take: computers and technology approach type

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Computers are used in the classroom from time to time, but integrating technology into everything students do is not a dominant focus. Digital literacy is understood to be a legitimate skill in the 21st century, but not one that should distract from teaching the subject at hand, or more fundamental skills and literacies. The idea is today’s students, being “digital natives”, are likely exposed to computers and new media enough outside the classroom: the role of the school, rather, should be to develop competencies that may otherwise get missed.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.


        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Information not available

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Information not available


        Courses offered in:

        Topics covered in science curriculum

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Web design
        Robotics
        Computer science

      • Physical Education

         

        Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Richland Academy

        RICHLAND ACADEMY


        What the school says about their physical education program

        What the school says about their computers and technology program

        BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

        Students at BHMS learn from a young age that a healthy mind thrives in a healthy body. Once students reach the third year of Casa they progress to classes lead by the physical education specialist in our gym or outside. These classes, taught three times weekly, teach the importance of exercise as part of a routine, the rules of certain sports and good sportsmanship. Students participate in city-wide sporting events as well as in athletic competitions with other schools. The Junior High Physical and Health Education program, taught in French and English, introduces a variety of sports, games, and outdoor pursuits. We participate in cross-country running, soccer, floor hockey, track and field, as well as, an extensive cycling program. The health curriculum uses the Ontario curriculum documents as a guide.

        RICHLAND ACADEMY

        Richland students strive for excellence in everything they do, including sports. Our students are exposed to a breadth of skills appropriate to their development over the course of their elementary education. From a very early age, the physical education curriculum at Richland is designed to develop large motor skills, as well as fine motor skills, and self-regulation. Students experience a program of sports ranging from basketball, soccer, badminton, golf, and track and field. These sports are complemented with other physical training such as yoga and boxing.

    • PRESCHOOL/K CURRICULUM

       

      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Richland Academy

      RICHLAND ACADEMY


      Approach

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Reggio Emilia


      Our Take

      Our Take

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Montessori programs aimed at preschool and Kindergarten- aged children allow young learners to choose which “tasks” or activities interest them. These tasks centre around special Montessori puzzles -- the essential features of these puzzles being they contain a “right answer” and allow for self-correction. A strong emphasis is therefore placed on learning being concrete and rooted in practical experience, along with children developing a sense of self-sufficiency and confidence. Specially trained teachers act as guides, introducing children to progressively more difficult materials when appropriate. A Montessori classroom is typically very calm and orderly, with children working alone or, sometimes, in small groups.

      If you want to learn more about Montessori education, check out our comprehensive guide. You can also check out our guide to Montessori preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Reggio Emilia programs aim to develop curiosity and problem-solving skills through the liberal use of “projects”, (as opposed to “activities” or “lessons”). Teachers design projects for children around their demonstrated interests. Projects can be geared to an individual student, a small group of students, or the class as a whole. Projects can last from a few days to the whole year. Art is strongly emphasized and is typically incorporated into every project. Teachers actively participate in projects alongside students, rather than sitting back and observing. A high degree of parent involvement is also encouraged, particularly when forming curriculums and project plans (which happens throughout the academic year).
      If you want to learn more about Reggio Emilia education, check out our comprehensive guide.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Students progress and learn at their own pace. For this reason fast learners are not held back and slower learners are not frustrated by their inability to keep up. Classrooms consist of mixed ages 3 to 6 and provide a family life setting where learning takes place naturally. This approach recognizes learning as a social process and provides opportunities for older students to mentor the younger ones. The curriculum develops spoken and written language, reading, mathematics, the natural sciences and the arts.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Our Reggio-inspired preschool and kindergarten classrooms transition children to an enriched and personalized curriculum while they continue their journey of wonder, exploration and discovery. Students explore the Ontario curriculum within the International Baccalaureate framework, and engage in rich, hands-on experiences that foster creative thinking and problem solving.

    • CURRICULUM PACE

       

      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Richland Academy

      RICHLAND ACADEMY


      Pace

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Standard-enriched


      Our Take

      Our Take

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • ACADEMIC CULTURE

       

      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Richland Academy

      RICHLAND ACADEMY


      Culture


      Our Take

      Our Take

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      A school with a “supportive” academic culture focuses more on process than short-term outcomes: academic performance is a welcomed side-benefit, but not the driving focus. This does not mean the school lacks standards, or has low expectations for its students: a school can have a supportive academic culture and still light the fire of ambition in its students. It does mean, however, the school provides a less intensive culture than schools with a “rigorous” academic classification, and is focused more simply on instilling a love of learning and life-long curiosity.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.


      What the school says

      What the school says

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      The School works collaboratively with parents teachers and students to foster the development of each child. The outcome of this partnership is our Portrait of a Graduate which consists of following skills and attributes: academically prepared, leader, independent thinker, intrinsically motivated, socially responsible, respecter of all persons, competent learner, confident, creative thinker, collaborative worker, protector the environment, engaged community citizen, secure with their relationship with God. Portrait of a Graduate illustrates the skills and attributes BHMS students can develop when parents and teachers work collaboratively to foster the development of their child’s academic, social, emotional, and spiritual development.

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      We are a warm and welcoming school that sets high standards for its students and then supports them to achieve those targets.


      Approach to student honours

      Approach to student honours

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Information not available

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Information not available

    • DEVELOPMENTAL PRIORITIES

       

      Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Richland Academy

      RICHLAND ACADEMY


      Primary

      Primary

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Balanced
      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."


      Secondary

      Secondary

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      Spiritual
      The goal is to cultivate "individuals with inner resourcefulness, strong faith and respect for God or a higher power."

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Emotional
      The goal is to cultivate "emotionally intelligent and con?dent individuals, capable of leading both themselves and others."


      What the school says

      What the school says

      BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

      The academic, spiritual, physical and social growth of each student is achieved through two methods: the Christian message of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Montessori approach as outlined by the Association Montessori Internationale and the Canadian Council of Montessori Administrators (CCMA).

      RICHLAND ACADEMY

      Information not available

  • SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT


    FORMAL SUPPORT FOR DISORDERS, DISABILITIES, AND EXCEPTIONALITIES

    A - Forms of Support
    Accommodation:
    Modification:
    Remediation:
    B - Environments
    Indirect Support:
    Resource Assistance:
    Withdrawal Assistance:
    Partial Integration:
    Full-Time Class:

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    Richland Academy

    Forms of Support Environments Forms of Support Environments
    ADHD (moderate to severe)
    This is a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention. These behaviors can interfere with school and home life.
    Learning disabilities
    Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
    This is a learning disability that can limit a child's ability to read and learn. It can have a variety of traits. A few of the main ones are impaired phonological awareness and decoding, problems with orthographic coding, and auditory short-term memory impairment.
    Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
    This is a sound differentiation disorder involving problems with reading, comprehension, and language.
    Dyscalculia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in math. Kids with this math disorder have problems with calculation. They may also have problems with math-related concepts such as time and money.
    Dysgraphia
    This is a kind of specific learning disability in writing. It involves problems with handwriting, spelling, and organizing ideas.
    Language Processing Disorder
    This is characterized by having extreme difficulty understanding what is heard and expressing what one wants to say. These disorders affect the area of the brain that controls language processing.
    Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
    These involve difficulties interpreting non-verbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language. They're usually characterized by a significant discrepancy between higher verbal skills and weaker motor, visual-spatial, and social skills.
    Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
    A characteristic seen in people with learning disabilities such as Dysgraphia or Non-verbal LD. It can result in missing subtle differences in shapes or printed letters, losing place frequently, struggles with cutting, holding pencil too tightly, or poor eye/hand coordination.
    Developmental
    Autism
    Refers to a range of conditions that involve challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, and speech and nonverbal communication. They also involve unique strengths and differences. For instance, there are persons with both low- and high-functioning autism (some claim the latter is identical to Asperger's syndrome).
    Asperger's Syndrome
    On the autism spectrum, Asperger's is considered quite mild in terms of symptoms. While traits can vary widely, many kids with Asperger's struggle with social skills. They also sometimes fixate on certain subjects and engage in repetitive behaviour.
    Down syndrome
    his is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics.
    Intellectual disability
    This is a condition characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning (e.g., reasoning, learning, and problem solving). Intellectual disabilities are also known as general learning disabilities (and used to be referred to as a kind of mental retardation).
    Williams syndrome
    This is a rare genetic disorder present at birth. It is characterized by intellectual disabilities or learning problems, unique facial features, and cardiovascular problems.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term used to describe the range of effects that can occur in an individual whose mother consumed alcohol during pregnancy. These may include growth deficits, facial anomalies, and damage to the central nervous system, which can lead to cognitive, behavioural, and other problems.
    Behavioral and Emotional
    Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
    roubled teens tend to have problems that are intense, persistent, and can lead to quite unpredictable behaviour. This can lead to behavioural and emotional issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse, criminal behaviour, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
    Clinical Depression
    This is a mental health disorder also called "major depression." It involves persistent feelings of sadness, loss, and anger. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms are usually severe enough to cause noticeable problems in relationships with others or in daily activities, such as school, work, or one's social life.
    Clinical anxiety
    This is a mood disorder involving intense, relentless feelings of distress and fear. They can also have excessive and persistent worry about everyday situations, and repeated episodes of intense anxiety or terror.
    Suicidal thoughts
    This involves persistent thoughts about ending one's life.
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    This involves the excessive use of drug and/or alcohol, which interferes with daily functioning.
    Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
    This is a disruptive behavioural disorder which normally involves angry outbursts, often directed at people of authority. This behaviour must last continuously for six months or more and significantly interfere with daily functioning.
    Physical
    Multiple sclerosis
    This is a condition of the central nervous system. It affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, loss of motor control, memory loss, depression, and cognitive difficulties.
    Cerebral palsy
    his refers to a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture.
    Muscular dystrophy
    Muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular disorder which weakens the body's muscles. Causes, symptoms, age of onset, and prognosis vary between individuals.
    Spina Bifida
    This is a condition present at birth due to the incomplete formation of the spine and spinal cord. It can lead to a number of physical challenges, including paralysis or weakness in the legs, bowel and bladder incontinence, hydrocephalus (too much fluid in the brain), and deformities of the spine.
    Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
    This is a Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Also known as "sensory integration disorder," it affects fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. It may also affect speech.
    Blindness
    Visual impairment is a decreased ability or inability to see that can't be fixed in usual ways, such as with glasses. Some people are completely blind, while others have what's called "legal blindness."
    Deafness
    Hearing impairment, also known as "hearing loss," is a partial or total inability to hear. The degree of hearing impairment varies between people. It can range from complete hearing loss (or deafness) to partial hearing loss (meaning the ears can pick up some sounds).
    Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition, which affects the body's respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. It affects young children and adults.
    Multiple physical
    Accommodating a wide range of physical conditions and disabilities.
     

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Richland Academy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY


    Additional support

    Additional support

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES

    INFORMAL SUPPORT FOR MILD DIFFICULTIES


     

    Learning Strategy

     

     


     

    Extra Support

     

     


     

    Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support

     

    Accommodations

    Modifications

    Extra support


    Additional support

    Additional support

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Social skills programs
    Occupational therapy
    Psychotherapy
    Speech-language therapy


    What the school says about their special needs support

    What the school says about their special needs support

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Information not available

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Information not available


    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    What happens if child develops disorder while enrolled/Should families seek enrollment if child has disability

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Richland Academy provides an inclusive program which supports all learners within the classroom. Students remain in a regular classroom and periodically receive break-out support (individually or in small groups) within or outside the classroom from a qualified special education teacher. Our learning strategist reviews and creates IEP's and student growth plans which are shared with the staff. Based on the IEP's and growth plans; accommodations and modifications are put into place to ensure student success.

  • EXTRACURRICULARS


    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    Richland Academy

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Competitive

    Comp.

    Recreational

    Rec.

    Badminton

    Baseball

    Basketball

    Canoeing/Kayaking

    Cricket

    Cross-country skiing

    Cycling

    Downhill skiing

    Equestrian

    Fencing

    Field Hockey

    Figure Skating

    Football

    Golf

    Gymnastics

    Ice Hockey

    Ice Skating

    Lacrosse

    Martial Arts

    Mountain biking

    Racquet Ball

    Rowing

    Rugby

    Running

    Sailing

    Skateboarding

    Snowboarding

    Soccer

    Softball

    Squash

    Swimming

    Tennis

    Track & Field

    Volleyball

    Weightlifting

    Wrestling

    Archery

    Curling

     

    Bishop Hamilton Montessori School

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Richland Academy

    RICHLAND ACADEMY


    Clubs Offered

    Topics covered in science curriculum

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Ballet and Classical Ballet
    Yoga
    Yearbook
    Student Council
    Scouting
    Science Club
    School newspaper
    Round Square
    Robotics club
    Radio club
    Poetry/Literature club
    Photography
    Paintball
    Outdoor Education
    Outdoor Club
    Online Magazine
    Musical theatre/Opera
    Math Club
    Jazz Ensemble
    Habitat for Humanity
    Foreign Language Club
    Environmental Club
    Drama Club
    Debate Club
    Dance Club
    Computer Club
    Community Service
    Choir
    Chess Club
    Band
    Audiovisual Club
    Astronomy Club
    Art Club
    Animation


    What the school says

  • ADMISSION

    Admissions

    Admissions

     

     

    Admissions rate

     

    99%

     

    95%


     

    Day entry years

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

     

    Nursery/Toddler, Preschool, JK, SK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


     

    Boarding entry years

     

     


     

    Day admissions deadline

     

    Rolling

     

    Rolling


     

    Boarding admissions deadline

     

    Not available

     

    Not available


     

    Interview required?

     

    Yes: grades Nursery/Toddler - 8

     

    Yes: grades JK - 8


     

    SSAT required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    SSAT(out of province) required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Entrance exams required

     

    No

     

    Yes: grades 1 - 8


     

    Entrance essay required

     

    No

     

    No


     

    Application fee required

     

    No

     

    No

    Type of student school is looking for

    Type of student school is looking for

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    We take students as they are and move them along their learning pathway. We are supportive and nurture each child's individual needs and strengths.

    What the school says

    What the school says

    BISHOP HAMILTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL

    The admission process at BHMS consists of the following: School Tour / Open House After initial inquiry, both parents attend an open house or schedule a tour of the school. This is an opportunity for parents to visit our school, see our facility, and meet with our staff. Parent Information Portfolio After a school tour our Director of Admissions will provide prospective parents with a Parent Information Package and review its contents. The Information Package contains information about our school and includes: BHMS Program Guide, Parent Handbook, Parent/School Partnership Agreement, Financial Handbook, Application for Enrolment and information about School Uniforms. Classroom Observation An essential part of the admissions process, the classroom observation affords parents the opportunity to see our classroom and teachers in action. Meeting with School Director Classroom Observations are followed by a meeting with the School Director who will address additional parent inquires. The decision for acceptance of enrolment to BHMS is made by the School Director. Enrolment Parents inform BHMS Director of Admissions their intent to enrol and complete the Application for Enrolment. Director of Admissions forwards Enrolment Contract for parent review and coordinates a meeting with parents to finalize enrolment.

    RICHLAND ACADEMY

    Applying to Richland Academy involves three steps:

    1. Submit an Application Online!

    Please go to richlandacademy.openapply.com to submit an application for your child.

    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 Early Years to Grade 8 

    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 the Head of School. 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 children in Early Years, we schedule a family meeting with our Early Years Lead Teacher. 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.




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