The Richmond School District is situated on the  traditional and unceded territory of the peoples of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language group.


The Richmond School District (SD38) is a vibrant learning community that fosters students’ engagement, creativity, and well-being in inclusive learning environments. 

…teachers in particular have a sacred responsibility to ensure that all their children, regardless of their heritage, are able to think about four key questions throughout their education: where do I come from, where am I going, why am I here, and most importantly, who am I?

Hon. Senator Murray Sinclair

Our home. Richmond BC, Canada.

Our school district lies within the boundaries of the City of Richmond located on an island at the mouth of the Fraser River. Our community’s shared history began thousands of years ago as a place where the First Peoples gathered and lived. Today Richmond is a community of over 200,000 people who have chosen to live here from all over the world.


Engaged, Creative, and Inclusive

Our district has 20,000 students who learn in 37 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools and other educational settings. All of our schools provide instruction based on provincial curriculum and assessment requirements. We also offer a variety of programs within our schools ranging from French Immersion and Montessori to International Baccalaureate.

Vision, Mission, Values

The Board of Education recognizes the power of the Vision, Mission, and Values statements in transforming learning and leading in the Richmond School District. As a result of our shared commitment, implementation of the Vision, Mission, and Values statements are the joint responsibility of the board, students and staff.


The Richmond School District is the best place to learn and lead.


The Richmond School District's mission is to cultivate a safe, accepting and engaging community that inspires a passion for lifelong learning.


The values that will guide our work together to achieve our vision and mission are: collaboration, creativity, curiosity, resilience, respect and equity, for all.


BC Ministry of Education