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Maritime Private Schools

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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List of Maritime Private Schools


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  • King's-Edgehill School (est. 1788)   33 King's-Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0
    (College Rd / King St)

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (125 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.  
    • Traditional
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Accelerated
    $17,350 to $51,950 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 17350 11-17 Windsor

    Rothesay Netherwood School (est. 1877)   40 College Hill Road, Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1
    (Rothesay Rd / College Hill Rd)

    • 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school (131 students)
    • Boarding school (149 students)
    Rothesay Netherwood School offers programs for grades six to 12 in Rothesay, New Brunswick. Its average class size is 14 to 16 students.  
    • Liberal Arts
    • International Baccalaureate
    • Standard- enriched
    $20,110 to $54,090 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 20110 11-17 Rothesay

    Class Afloat - West Island College International (est. 1984)   97 Kaulbach Street, P.O. Box 10, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, B0J 2C0

    • 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.  
    • Traditional
    • Standard- enriched
    $36,000 to $57,500 /year
    Boarding Coed 36000 16-17 Lunenburg

    Landmark East School (est. 1979)   708 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1G4

    • 3 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day school
    • Boarding school
    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.  
    • Traditional
    • Student- paced
    • Special needs
    $26,000 to $48,000 /year
    Day & Boarding Coed 26000 8-17 Wolfville