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Armbrae Academy

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

Bedford Academy

Bedford, Nova Scotia (Map)

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Hammods Plains, Nova Scotia (Map)

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Port Williams, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Progressive, Student Directed, IB
  • Day: JK – 8
  • Tuition: $7,650 – $12,750
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Dartmount, Nova Scotia (Map)

Class Afloat – West Island College International

Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (Map)

Halifax Christian Academy
Halifax Christian Academy

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Academic,University Prep, Progressive, Special Needs
  • Day: PS – 12 | 500 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $7,000 – $12,500
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Halifax Grammar School

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Liberal Arts, International Baccalaureate
  • Day: JK – 12 | 500 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $11,800 – $22,340
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Halifax Independent School

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Traditionalm Them Based Learning
  • Day: JK – 9 | Varies (Coed)
  • Tuition: $11,000
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King’s-Edgehill School

Windsor, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Traditional, International Baccalaureate
  • Day: 6 – 12 | 125 (Coed)
  • Boarding: 6 – 12 | 2015
  • Tuition: $17,350 – 51,950
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King’s View Academy

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Supports needs of Performing Artists, Athletes, Gifted Students
  • Day: 7 – 12 | Varies (Coed)
  • Boarding: 7 – 12 | Varies
  • Tuition: $10,500 – 20,000
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Landmark East School
Landmark East School

Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Traditional, Special Needs Support
  • Day: 3 – 12 | Varies | (Coed)
  • Boarding: 6 – 12 | Varies
  • Tuition: $26,000 – 48,000
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Sacred Heart School of Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

  • Traditional, University Prep, Faith Based
  • Day: 4 – 6 |  (Coed)
  • Day 7 -12 | (All Boys)
  • Day 7 – 12 | (All Girls)
  • Tuition: $11,500 – 15,600
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Shambhala School

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Map)

Touchstone Academy

Rothesay, New Bruswick (Map)

Via Vita Academy
Via Vita Academy

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia (Map)

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