Headmaster's Welcome

Welcome to the website of Armbrae Academy. An independent, university preparatory, co-educational, non-denominational day school from Preschool to Grade 12, Armbrae is accredited by CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools), the first and one of only four independent schools in Nova Scotia that is. Armbrae is a not-for profit school with CRA Charitable status and it is governed by an arm's-length Board.

We hope this website will provide you with the information you are looking for. We also hope it will give you some sense of who and what we are. Nonetheless, neither this site nor our prospectus or other print material is able to convey what being a student at Armbrae is really like on a day to day basis. So, we encourage you and your child to visit the school and discuss with us how your child and Armbrae might be a good match.

Gary O'Meara
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Congratulations to Tara Sawler Winner of Royal Conservatory Gold Medal
A big congratulations to Grade 10 Armbrae student Tara Sawler who recently won the Royal Conservatory Gold Medal, scoring the top mark in Atlantic Canada for Grade 4 Voice.  Here at Armbrae we have had the pleasure of hearing Tara sing many times and are so proud to see her recognized by such a respected institution.  To read the full article from the Dartmouth Tribune click here.

Asif Illyas Shares Holiday Video
Asif Illyas has shared this wonderful video with us that his brother, Shehab, produced of a song Asif wrote a while ago while he was in the band, MIR.  The song is currently being featured on a CD this holiday season in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. The project was spearheaded by Lana Grant, who also wrote a song for the CD in support of the cause.  Asif sang a cameo spot on that too.  Please share it if you like, in any way, and let people know that the CD is available all over the region at Lawtons Drugs and Needs, and all proceeds go towards the foundation. 


Armbrae Teacher Opens Exciting New Venture
Our teachers at Armbrae are passionate about many things; our school, our students and our community just to name a few.  The exciting new venture of one of our teachers puts the passion, creativity and entrepreneurship that we strive to instill on full display.  Ryan Shaw, an English and Science teacher at Armbrae has recently opened a nursing and maternity clothing boutique in downtown Dartmouth with his wife Genny Shaw.  After researching and finding a void in the Halifax community the couple opened Hazelnut & Rose.  Not only are they helping expectant moms feel comfortable and stylish, the store also hosts various prenatal health speakers and posts valuable informational links on their website www.hazelnutandrose.com.    
The Armbrae community wishes the Shaws the best of luck in their new endeavour.  Browse the website, pop by the store, and (if you feel so inclined) spread the word.  Armbrae’s innovative spirit is part of the fuel behind the project.

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Alumni Holiday Reunion
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: AARC

Senior School Drama - All Cast Rehearsal
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Uniform Shop Open 3-4pm

School Reopens after Holidays
8:25 AM
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