Like other parts of BC, Richmond has many private and independent schools to choose from. These schools offer a top-notch education, from preschool to high school.
Types of private and independent schools in Richmond
Richmond has a wide range of different types of private schools you may want to consider. Below, we describe some of the main ones.
- Special needs: Many schools support students with special education needs, in Richmond, BC. This includes schools supporting learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, visual processing disorders, and non-verbal learning disorders. It also includes schools supporting other types of special needs, such as ADHD, autism, Asperger’s, Down syndrome, troubled teen behaviour, and oppositional defiance disorder (ODD).
- Faith-based: Richmond faith-based schools include Catholic, Christian, Jewish, and Islamic schools. These schools can be a great option for students who are interested in focused religious studies as well as a strong secular education.
- Alternative: An alternative education differs from what you’ll find in a traditional school. Alternative schools often have small classes, low student-to-teacher ratios, independent and group projects, and individualized learning and instruction. Private alternative schools in Richmond include Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, and IB.
- Language immersion: Many schools in Richmond offer language immersion, where your child takes somewhere between half and all of their classes in a foreign language (i.e., a language not in their mother tongue). This includes French and German immersion schools, among others.
To learn more about selecting the right school, read our choosing guide. You can also read our guide to the top questions to ask private schools.
Below, we list private and independent schools in Richmond, BC. Click on a school profile to learn more about it, including its cost, location, and curricular approaches. You can also click through to a school’s website, get their contact information, and speak with them directly.