Why Armbrae

Founded in 1887, Armbrae Academy is a co-educational Pre K to grade 12 day school with 265 students. Armbrae offers an exceptional educational experience and builds a connected, inclusive, inspiring environment for our students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff. It is a vibrant and caring community that fosters a deep sense of community wellbeing.

Armbrae is located in the heart of historic Halifax, Nova Scotia – a vibrant and growing Canadian city that is well known as the provincal capital, a business and government center and world-class tourism destination. 

A growing school, Armbrae has a great deal of experience in welcoming new students and parents to our community. Aided by our dedicated Armbrae Parents’ Association (APA), we are happy to assist new families as they settle into new surroundings. Culture and Community are the hallmarks of Armbrae, and we strive to ensure that our students, parents, staff, and visitors feel like they are members of a family. Fostering this sense of belonging and culture of kindness comes from hiring, training and retaining the right mix of people who are extremely talented at what they do and are committed to developing a positive school climate.

Armbrae aims to create a well-rounded student through a combination of rigorous academics and an emphasis on the formation of good character. Armbrae students are required to participate in co-curricular activities and our service-learning program. Armbrae is confident its graduates will be accepted into a post-secondary school that values them for their talents and inspires their love for learning.

Armbrae Academy is a member in good standing of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) and is accredited by The Ministry of Education and Early Childhood Development for Nova Scotia to grant the Nova Scotia high school leaving certificate.

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