Hey everyone!

For people moving to Halifax with children, one of their main priorities is to find a good school and to get their children settled in their new environment as quickly as possible. As the province doesn’t appear to publish a school ranking guide, it’s sometimes a word of mouth or trusting-your-own-instincts kind of decision for you to make.

We got very lucky.

We’ve been exceptionally pleased with all three levels of schools here in Fall River, where we live. And it’s really nice to have all three schools – Elementary, Junior High and High School all within close proximity of one another. Yes, schooling is very different here from the UK (but that’s a whole other blog post….:)

The Halifax Regional School Board is a great resource and has a lot of really good information on it. For those of you in the planning stage, I thought you might find this link helpful. One of our favourites (and a fairly new addition to the site) is the school boundary map, which indicates the core geographic area that the school is designated to serve.

You can click on the neighbourhood/district you are looking at and see all the schools in the area, as well as the school catchment map. If you are looking to move into a specific school district, then it will make shopping for a new home much easier, as you will have already narrowed down your search.

Our suggestion would be to narrow down a couple of neighbourhoods that you like the look and feel of and then arrange to visit the schools based on that. That’s what we did and most other people who move into the area tend to do. After all, you¬† know what suits you and your family better than anyone else ūüôā

As always, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever.

Enjoy your week,

Jane and Richard

Moving 2 Nova Scotia




** It is worth mentioning that the Nova Scotia government has recently agreed to move forward with a recommendation to dissolve the province’s seven elected regional school boards and instead create one provincial advisory council made up of people appointed by the minister of education.

** The other school districts within Nova Scotia (for the time being) are:

Annapolis Valley Regional School Board

121 Orchard St, PO Box 340
Berwick NS B0P 1E0


Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board

275 George Street, Sydney NS B1P 1J7


Chignecto-Central Regional School Board

Superintendent: Gary Adams(link sends e-mail)
60 Lorne Street, Truro NS B2N 3K3


Conseil scolaire acadien provincial

Directeur général: Michel Comeau(link sends e-mail)
9248 Rte 1, La Butte¬†Meteghan River N.-√Č. B0W 2L0

South Shore Regional School Board

69 Wentzell Drive, Bridgewater NS B4V 0A2


Strait Regional School Board

Superintendent: Ford Rice(link sends e-mail)
16 Cemetery Road, Port Hastings NS B9A 1K6

Tri-County Regional School Board

Superintendent: Paul Ash(link sends e-mail)
79 Water Street, Yarmouth NS B5A 1L4