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Richmond Hill Christian Academy

Grades JK TO Gr. 8 — Richmond Hill, ON (MAP)

Richmond Hill Christian Academy:

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  • Grades
    JK — Gr. 8
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    15 — 25 students
  • Tuition
    $10,200 to 12,800/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
  • Enrolment
    300 day students
  • Curriculum

School address

  • 9711 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 9X7 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see Richmond Hill Christian Academy

Richmond Hill Christian Academy (RHCA) provides a non-denominational Christian education for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. It follows a rigorous and accelerated curriculum with a biblical foundation. Its dedicated and highly qualified teachers focus on preparing students for service to God and their community while striving for academic excellence. More than 25% of the curriculum at RHCA is religion-based. The school provides a disciplined environment and a safe space for all kids to learn, one in which they’re always treated with love and respect. Teaching staff have close relationships with families and are committed to fostering kids’ spiritual, social, and physical growth.

School's Perspective

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How Richmond Hill Christian Academy sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Richmond Hill Christian Academy (RHCA) is an independent, non-denominational, private Christian school. We are a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and are listed as a private school on the Ministry of Education website."

  • Thoroughly Christian education: philosophy, curriculum, textbooks, and teaching staff.
  • Commitment to developing each child spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically.
  • Loving and respectful treatment of all the children, that they may sense their own worth and others.
  • Firm discipline, making it both a good place for learning, and a safe place for all.
  • Reading taught by intensive phonics beginning in kindergarten.
  • Very thorough teaching in the primary grades of basic functions in arithmetic.
  • A highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff.
  • Close parent teacher contact.
  • A practical compassion for those in need.
  • A love and respect for people of all races, colours, and creeds.

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"Abeka curriculum is used in all of our grades, and it is the foundational to our school's educational program. It is a thoroughly Christian curriculum that is tried and true since 1972 with real-world results (CAT-4). Abeka is the largest publisher of Christian curriculum in the world and is used by more than a million students in Christian schools around the world. In Ontario, there are 12 schools that use it exclusively and 45 that use it predominantly."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Top five reasons given for choosing RHCA:

1. High academic standards
2. Caring and supportive environment and staff
3. Observable changes in learning achievements and character developments
4. Affordable tuition rates
5. Structured learning environment"

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"As a Christian school rooted in the Biblical worldview, RHCA is a safe place for our students and staff. For many, that is an important reason why families enrol their children. For some, the protective environment can be viewed as a drawback due to its sheltering nature. For families who professed to Biblical Christianity, the formative years of a child's development are critical for establishing a sure foundation in their faith. Such faith strengthening environment is provided at RHCA."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"Although considered by many as an academically advance school, our program is geared towards the average child who is willing to work hard and parents who are supportive of school's philosophy and policies. Parents are often amazed at the amount of learning students are able to achieve through a well developed, school-wide curriculum taught by highly dedicated teachers. Ordinary students are able to accomplish extraordinary results when they are provided the opportunities and training needed!"

School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

John Yip, Principal

Welcome to Richmond Hill Christian Academy!  We are a Christian school founded upon the Word of God.  Our mission is to prepare the next generation for service to God and to our community, our country, and to our world.  We accomplish this by using a thoroughly Christian school wide curriculum that is taught by dedicated and highly qualified teaching staff in a loving but structured environment that strives for excellence in the development of the whole student. 

We provide a Christ-centred education with a clear, biblical worldview that allows children to learn of God’s great love for them!  We welcome children from all backgrounds, whose parents/guardians are supportive of the school’s philosophy and policies, to come and discover what a difference Christ can make in their education!


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