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Maritime Private Schools

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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.

Notes one parent:

"There is a palpable sense that special things have happened in the past and continue to happen here. When I walk through my daughter's school, I feel the presence of all of the students who have been here before and realize she is now part of history. She will be one of the thousands of people who have studied here, learned here, and grew here. It's incredibly humbling for us."

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.

Distinct Benefits of Private School

Private schools present a series of advantages that are distinct from other kinds of schools. Some of these pros could include:

  • Smaller class sizes and outside-of-class help sessions provide your son or daughter with plenty of time to talk to his or her teachers. Instructors will help your child stay on task.
  • Parents often prefer private schools because they ensure that their child doesn't have to learn material they will find objectionable (i.e. on religious or philosophical grounds).
  • Some private schools have relatively heavy workloads, which can play a major role in preparing students for post-secondary education.
  • Private schools have vast resources, which allow them to recruit some of the country's best teachers and administrators. In addition, they offer excellent facilities.
  • You can choose a private school in any location, as you aren't restricted by distance. As such, you can select the institution that best meets your child's specific learning needs.

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.

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    Class Afloat - West Island College International (est. 1984)

    • Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
    • 11 to 12 Coed
    • Boarding school (60 students)
    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. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Standard-enriched$36,000/semester to $57,500Coed Boarding36000

    Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)

    • Rothesay, New Brunswick
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (130 students)
    • Boarding school (150 students)
    Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students. [View profile]
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    Standard-enriched$20,110 to $54,090MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day20110

    King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)

    • Windsor, Nova Scotia
    • 6 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (135 students)
    • Boarding school (205 students)
    King's-Edgehill School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. Its average class size is 15 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    Accelerated$17,350 to $51,950MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day17350

    Landmark East School (est. 1979)

    • Wolfville, Nova Scotia
    • 3 to 12 Coed
    • Day school (45 students)
    • Boarding school (30 students)
    Landmark East School offers exceptional programming for LD students from grade 3 to 12. The average class size is 5 students. [View profile]
    • Traditional
    Student-paced$26,000 to $48,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day26000

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