Richmond School District
Richmond is an academic leader in Canada and is widely recognized for its innovative ELL programming, range of academic offerings and curriculum development. RIE is available to share expertise in these areas with educators from around the world. RIE is committed to supporting students and encouraging a life-changing learning experience. Each year, more than 1000 students choose to study in Richmond. It is passionate about student development and encouraging them to be the best they can be both in and outside the classroom. It provides extensive support in and outside it’s schools. Richmond students are as diverse as Canada and it’s community. Students travel from all over the world to study in Richmond for a variety of purposes. Some come to graduate and continue into Canadian universities, where others come to learn a new language and culture.
RIE programs give international students the opportunity to study alongside Canadian students in the province of British Columbia’s public education system. A BC graduation certificate is recognized internationally for its quality and is accepted by top universities around world. Richmond has 10 secondary schools with a combined enrolment of approximately 11,000. Each school in Richmond, without exception, offers students the opportunity to get a world-class education with BC Certified teachers, international student coordinators, modern school facilities and an extensive range of course options. The Richmond School District has 38 elementary schools throughout the city of Richmond with approximately 11,000 students. It accepts international students into it's elementary schools when space is available and when students are accompanied by a parent on a full time basis. RIE offers flexible and personalized Professional Learning Programs to international education professionals from around the world.
Richmond is a great place for students to learn English and develop an understanding of Canadian culture. It is perfectly located just 22 minutes from downtown Vancouver and can provide students with all the opportunities of a large city, but in a safe and family oriented community. Richmond is known for its multicultural community, being home to the Vancouver International Airport .
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