Nova Scotia is a land rich with history. Its boarding schools duly participate in that history: Canada's oldest independent school began as King's Collegiate School in 1788 before eventually becoming King's-Edgehill School.
Boarding in Nova Scotia, you will come to love the province's beautiful, rugged landscape, with its rocky Atlantic coastline and rolling hills. Boarding schools here are as varied as the landscape, too, with everything from very traditional boarding environments to exciting programs like that offered by Class Afloat. The program at Landmark East welcomes students requiring specialized attention for learning disabilities such as ADHD. Those are just a few of the excellent boarding programs available in Nova Scotia.
Hockey has a long history in Nova Scotia and players from the province - some of them boarding school grads - populate the National Hockey League. In fact, Windsor's Long Pond, believed by many to be the birthplace of Canadian hockey, is right at the edge of the property held by King's-Edgehill. Today, that school's hockey teams - both boys and girls - remain among the finest teams in the Atlantic region. Newbridge Academy is built around excellence in athletics and in a few short years has built a reputation for innovation.
At least one Nova Scotia boarding school specializes in helping students with ADHD and other learning disabilities, Landmark East School. The school has numerous stories profiling its success in helping students overcome their challenges and move onto success in the world.
These are only a few examples of the variety of boarding schools you will find in the province of Nova Scotia.
"I would not want to be anywhere else. It seems more like a family than a school. Everyone is so close."
—Cora, King's-Edgehill School, Nova Scotia.