Private schools in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick offer you and your family an ideal educational alternative. You will find private schools that focus on academic excellence, spiritual instruction, alternative educational philosophies, as well as those that attend to students with special needs.
Small class sizes at allow teachers and educational assistants to attend more closely to unique learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses. They also foster an environment of discipline because instructors can closely monitor what happens in their classrooms.
In the Maritimes, private school prices range from as low as $4,000 and in New Brunswick, 0.9% of the province's total student population attends private school (source: Measuring Choice and Competition in Canadian Education, the Fraser Institute, February 27, 2014). Our Kids provides you with helpful tuition tips to help you pay a private school's tuition and its extra costs (i.e. textbooks).
Private schools in the Maritimes have a rich academic tradition that predates Canadian confederation. One independent school in the Maritimes traces its roots back to 1778.
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Today, private schools dot the map of the Maritimes, with prestigious schools found in places as varied as Lunenburg and Wolfeville, NS, Saint John, NB, and elsewhere along Canada's east coast.
Private schools present a series of advantages that are distinct from other kinds of schools. Some of these pros could include:
When you look through the private school list below, click on the links and check out the many features of our listings, including video virtual tours, insider stories and much more about individual schools in Halifax, Saint John's, and the rest of the Maritimes.
Class Afloat - West Island College International offers leading experiential education opportunities for Grade 11, 12, University and GAP year students. Students attend classes aboard a majestic tall ship, exploring over 20 ports of call worldwide.
$36,000 to $57,500 /year
King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)
33 King's-Edgehill Lane,
King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students.
$17,350 to $51,950 /year
Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)
40 College Hill Road,
Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students.
$20,110 to $54,090 /year
Landmark East School is a special needs private school that offers programs for grades three to 12 in Wolfville. Its average class size is four to nine students.
$26,000 to $48,000 /year