Girls’ schools have been shown to have a role in disrupting the patterns and the messages that accrete around an understanding of gender, ability, and possibility. Studies by the National Association for Choice in Education (NACE) and others have shown that girls in a single-sex environment are more likely to explore non-traditional subjects and activities. Absent from boys, girls perceive new areas of opportunity, something that is encouraged by the presence of female mentors and role models.
In other ways, participation is the result of little more than the environment itself. To be the best hockey player in the school—rather than the best female hockey player in the school—can provide an added motivation. Girls are more likely to join a robotics club, for example, when they don’t run risk being the only girl in the room, or when participation won’t be read as an act of defiance to a perceived status quo. Certainly, that’s the tradition that girls’ schools in Canada continue to this day. It’s not about isolation, it's about providing a space for a greater freedom of interest, engagement, and identity.
On this page, find a list of girls' schools located in the Maritime provinces (including in Fredericton, New Brunswick).
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada are there?
There is 1 Girls' school in Atlantic Canada that is an Our Kids trusted member.
How much is tuition at Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada?
Tuition fees for Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada range from $13,820 to $19,360 per year with an average tuition of $16,893 per year.
What’s the largest school?
Of the Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada, the largest is Sacred Heart School of Halifax with 515 students in Grades JK to 12.
Are Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada good?
We interviewed both parents and students. You can read reviews about Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada on this page.
Is there a private school expo where I can meet with Girls' schools in Atlantic Canada?
Yes. You can meet with private schools and education experts at the Our Kids Private School Expos held every year in September and October. These events are designed for both parents and students. Find event details and ticket info here.