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POPULAR TRADITIONS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

In the spirit of this holiday season, here are a few of the most popular pre-Christmas traditions that people observe today.

LIVE IN A UNIVERSE OF STYLE AND COMFORT

There’s a lot about Observatory Hill that makes it a great place to live. It’s ideally situated in Richmond Hill and close to major transit routes. However, the qualifying factor of Observatory Hill’s true worth lies in its spectacular homes. We’ve recently published the new home model floor plans for you to browse and discover!

WHICH LOT WILL BE YOUR SHINING STAR

Our new site plan is now available! Choosing your lot location at Observatory Hill is now a reality. Here’s a quick breakdown of the home and lot locations in this one-of-a-kind luxury community.

YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND HILL

Choosing the right school can have a big impact on your child’s future. It’s an important decision that will affect their entire lives and one that requires careful consideration as a parent.

Many of us at Observatory Hill are parents ourselves, which is why we felt compelled to deliver this guide to the best schools in Richmond Hill. Simply continue reading to choose the best education option for your family.

To see the schools closest in proximity to Observatory Hill click here.

 

Best Elementary Schools in Richmond Hill


The formative years of your child’s life are some of the most impressionable times of their young lives. That’s why finding the right school for your son or daughter is so important. View below for the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Silver Stream Public School

180 Farmstead Rd

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8      Fraser Institute Rating: 9.9/10     Distance from Observatory Hill: 3.2 km
 

As one of the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill, Silver Stream Public School houses approximately 625 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in regular and special education programs. They feature an all-day/every day Junior and Senior Kindergarten early years program, and in 2010 they opened a community class program for gifted students from neighbouring schools. This gifted program includes students from grades 4 to 8.   

Their school motto is "Set your Goals. Reach for Your Dreams" and their school mascot takes the form of one of the most efficient birds of prey known to nature - the Falcon.

With the absolute highest Fraser Institute Rating out of any other educational institution in the area (18th in Ontario overall), it’s no wonder why this is one of the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Sixteenth Avenue Public School

400 16th Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.4/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 1.21 km


Sixteenth Avenue Public School was officially opened in 1995. It has a beautiful entrance accented by stained glass windows. It is a full service, air-conditioned building with a child-care center, Sixteenth Avenue Child Care, owned and operated by York Professional Day Care Inc. located on-site.

Aside from earning its spot among the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill, it’s also under 2 km away from Observatory Hill, making it one of the community’s zoned education centres.


 

Best High Schools in Richmond Hill


The years leading up to post-secondary education have a direct impact on your child’s chances for success. When choosing a secondary school that works for your family, look to only the best high schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Bayview Secondary School

10077 Bayview Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.7/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 1.4 km
 

Home of the mighty Bengal Tiger (in mascot form, of course), Bayview Secondary School is located on a 15-acre site that formerly belonged to Elliot Farm. Now a vibrant centre for learning, this institution earns its rank as one of the best high schools in Richmond Hill thanks to its ample academic and athletic facilities, ability to provide a wide range of programs, and poignant teaching philosophy.

 

Richmond Hill High School

201 Yorkland St

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.6/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 5.3 km


Richmond Hill High School is one of the oldest schools in York Region and has moved several times in its long history. Records and folk-lore show that on December 2, 1851, the first Grammar School in Richmond Hill was established in a single room of a new store at the corner of Yonge and Richmond Street. 

In September of 2000, the school moved to its new home at 201 Yorkland Street. True to its moniker as one of the best high schools in Richmond Hill, this 180,174 square foot facility contains state of the art equipment, technology and science labs.

 

Best Catholic Schools in Richmond Hill
 

To all those who prefer the spiritually-rich environment of the Catholic school system, finding the best Catholic schools in Richmond Hill is thankfully an easy task. This area provides a substantial number of options for faith-based learning, many of which come highly-ranked.

 

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School

329 Valleymede Dr

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 1 to 8    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.8/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 2.02 km
 

Christ the King is a Catholic learning community where collaboration and respect for one another frame all interactions. It deserves a spot as one of the best Catholic schools in Richmond Hill as it is a place where student success is at the heart of all decisions made and “faith-in-action” is their lived experience. 

 

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic High School

230 Shaftsbury Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 9.1/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 7.2 km
 

True to it ranking among the best Catholic schools in Richmond Hill, St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School has earned a standing that is second to none. Thanks to the many efforts of the parents, students, and staff who have contributed to this first part of our school’s history, St Theresa of Lisieux continues to uphold the stalwart virtues one would expect to see from one of the best Catholic Schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Best French Immersion Schools in Richmond Hill
 

Having a strong command of the French language can get you far in the world, and especially in Canada. The simple fact is that more doors open for those who are bilingual and drastically improves chances for success later in life. Take a look below at the very best French Immersions schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Doncrest Public School

124 Blackmore Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8    Fraser Institute Rating: 6.7/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 2.18 km
 

Doncrest Public School was officially opened in 1989 - and to this day it remains one of the best French Immersion schools in Richmond Hill. The school is set in an ideal location as it is adjacent to an extensive woodlot with facilities that include a soccer pitch, tennis courts, ball diamond and a children's play structure.

 

Langstaff Secondary School

106 Garden Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 7/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 3.50 km

For the best French Immersion schools in Richmond Hill, Langstaff is among the top when it comes to high schools. It has earned this prestigious reputation in no small part due to its strong focus on integrating technology with learning. As such, the school is equipped with more than 220 computers and laptops located within 5 separate technology labs throughout the school. 

 

Best Private Schools in Richmond Hill


When venturing outside the public system, you’ll find the best private schools in Richmond Hill to be a competitive category. Take a look below for our top two preferred options, both of which are superb examples of Ontario private schools.

 

Richland Academy

11570 Yonge St

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8    Readers’ Choice Rating: #1 in Richmond Hill     Distance from Observatory Hill: 6.6 km


Richland Academy offers Reggio-inspired and IB focused inquiry learning, cultivating students who are deeper thinking, confident and world-ready. They earn their spot as the best private school in Richmond Hill through a commitment to excellence that resonates through the work of their students and teachers alike.  Their rich and challenging curriculum ensures that they deliver a solid academic foundation, which is bolstered by their comprehensive Arts programming.

 

The Prestige School

11 Headdon Gate

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 12    Google Rating: 4.8/5    Distance from Observatory Hill: 3.50 km


|The Prestige School is an independent non-denominational school that offers an enriched education that nurtures critical thinking, character building and leadership development.

It works to maintain its spot as one of the best private schools in Richmond Hill through its devotion to the pursuit of knowledge and supporting the individual learning profiles of each student. Their teachers develop worthwhile mentoring relationships within small classes that enable each student to achieve success.

YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND HILL

Choosing the right school can have a big impact on your child’s future. It’s an important decision that will affect their entire lives and one that requires careful consideration as a parent.

Many of us at Observatory Hill are parents ourselves, which is why we felt compelled to deliver this guide to the best schools in Richmond Hill. Simply continue reading to choose the best education option for your family.

To see the schools closest in proximity to Observatory Hill click here.

 

Best Elementary Schools in Richmond Hill


The formative years of your child’s life are some of the most impressionable times of their young lives. That’s why finding the right school for your son or daughter is so important. View below for the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Silver Stream Public School

180 Farmstead Rd

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8      Fraser Institute Rating: 9.9/10     Distance from Observatory Hill: 3.2 km
 

As one of the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill, Silver Stream Public School houses approximately 625 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in regular and special education programs. They feature an all-day/every day Junior and Senior Kindergarten early years program, and in 2010 they opened a community class program for gifted students from neighbouring schools. This gifted program includes students from grades 4 to 8.   

Their school motto is "Set your Goals. Reach for Your Dreams" and their school mascot takes the form of one of the most efficient birds of prey known to nature - the Falcon.

With the absolute highest Fraser Institute Rating out of any other educational institution in the area (18th in Ontario overall), it’s no wonder why this is one of the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Sixteenth Avenue Public School

400 16th Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.4/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 1.21 km


Sixteenth Avenue Public School was officially opened in 1995. It has a beautiful entrance accented by stained glass windows. It is a full service, air-conditioned building with a child-care center, Sixteenth Avenue Child Care, owned and operated by York Professional Day Care Inc. located on-site.

Aside from earning its spot among the best elementary schools in Richmond Hill, it’s also under 2 km away from Observatory Hill, making it one of the community’s zoned education centres.


 

Best High Schools in Richmond Hill


The years leading up to post-secondary education have a direct impact on your child’s chances for success. When choosing a secondary school that works for your family, look to only the best high schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Bayview Secondary School

10077 Bayview Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.7/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 1.4 km
 

Home of the mighty Bengal Tiger (in mascot form, of course), Bayview Secondary School is located on a 15-acre site that formerly belonged to Elliot Farm. Now a vibrant centre for learning, this institution earns its rank as one of the best high schools in Richmond Hill thanks to its ample academic and athletic facilities, ability to provide a wide range of programs, and poignant teaching philosophy.

 

Richmond Hill High School

201 Yorkland St

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.6/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 5.3 km


Richmond Hill High School is one of the oldest schools in York Region and has moved several times in its long history. Records and folk-lore show that on December 2, 1851, the first Grammar School in Richmond Hill was established in a single room of a new store at the corner of Yonge and Richmond Street. 

In September of 2000, the school moved to its new home at 201 Yorkland Street. True to its moniker as one of the best high schools in Richmond Hill, this 180,174 square foot facility contains state of the art equipment, technology and science labs.

 

Best Catholic Schools in Richmond Hill
 

To all those who prefer the spiritually-rich environment of the Catholic school system, finding the best Catholic schools in Richmond Hill is thankfully an easy task. This area provides a substantial number of options for faith-based learning, many of which come highly-ranked.

 

Christ the King Catholic Elementary School

329 Valleymede Dr

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 1 to 8    Fraser Institute Rating: 8.8/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 2.02 km
 

Christ the King is a Catholic learning community where collaboration and respect for one another frame all interactions. It deserves a spot as one of the best Catholic schools in Richmond Hill as it is a place where student success is at the heart of all decisions made and “faith-in-action” is their lived experience. 

 

St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic High School

230 Shaftsbury Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 9.1/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 7.2 km
 

True to it ranking among the best Catholic schools in Richmond Hill, St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School has earned a standing that is second to none. Thanks to the many efforts of the parents, students, and staff who have contributed to this first part of our school’s history, St Theresa of Lisieux continues to uphold the stalwart virtues one would expect to see from one of the best Catholic Schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Best French Immersion Schools in Richmond Hill
 

Having a strong command of the French language can get you far in the world, and especially in Canada. The simple fact is that more doors open for those who are bilingual and drastically improves chances for success later in life. Take a look below at the very best French Immersions schools in Richmond Hill.

 

Doncrest Public School

124 Blackmore Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8    Fraser Institute Rating: 6.7/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 2.18 km
 

Doncrest Public School was officially opened in 1989 - and to this day it remains one of the best French Immersion schools in Richmond Hill. The school is set in an ideal location as it is adjacent to an extensive woodlot with facilities that include a soccer pitch, tennis courts, ball diamond and a children's play structure.

 

Langstaff Secondary School

106 Garden Ave

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: 9 to 12    Fraser Institute Rating: 7/10    Distance from Observatory Hill: 3.50 km

For the best French Immersion schools in Richmond Hill, Langstaff is among the top when it comes to high schools. It has earned this prestigious reputation in no small part due to its strong focus on integrating technology with learning. As such, the school is equipped with more than 220 computers and laptops located within 5 separate technology labs throughout the school. 

 

Best Private Schools in Richmond Hill


When venturing outside the public system, you’ll find the best private schools in Richmond Hill to be a competitive category. Take a look below for our top two preferred options, both of which are superb examples of Ontario private schools.

 

Richland Academy

11570 Yonge St

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 8    Readers’ Choice Rating: #1 in Richmond Hill     Distance from Observatory Hill: 6.6 km


Richland Academy offers Reggio-inspired and IB focused inquiry learning, cultivating students who are deeper thinking, confident and world-ready. They earn their spot as the best private school in Richmond Hill through a commitment to excellence that resonates through the work of their students and teachers alike.  Their rich and challenging curriculum ensures that they deliver a solid academic foundation, which is bolstered by their comprehensive Arts programming.

 

The Prestige School

11 Headdon Gate

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Grades: JK to 12    Google Rating: 4.8/5    Distance from Observatory Hill: 3.50 km


|The Prestige School is an independent non-denominational school that offers an enriched education that nurtures critical thinking, character building and leadership development.

It works to maintain its spot as one of the best private schools in Richmond Hill through its devotion to the pursuit of knowledge and supporting the individual learning profiles of each student. Their teachers develop worthwhile mentoring relationships within small classes that enable each student to achieve success.

POPULAR TRADITIONS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

In the spirit of this holiday season, here are a few of the most popular pre-Christmas traditions that people observe today.

LIVE IN A UNIVERSE OF STYLE AND COMFORT

There’s a lot about Observatory Hill that makes it a great place to live. It’s ideally situated in Richmond Hill and close to major transit routes. However, the qualifying factor of Observatory Hill’s true worth lies in its spectacular homes. We’ve recently published the new home model floor plans for you to browse and discover!

WHICH LOT WILL BE YOUR SHINING STAR

Our new site plan is now available! Choosing your lot location at Observatory Hill is now a reality. Here’s a quick breakdown of the home and lot locations in this one-of-a-kind luxury community.

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