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Citadel High School, a public secondary school in Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia has the largest selection of education options in Atlantic Canada.


Public schoolsEdit

The Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) is responsible for administering 136 public schools providing instruction from primary to grade 12. With 48,000 students, the HRSB is the largest school board in Atlantic Canada.[1] The Conseil scolaire acadien provincial operates six public French language schools in the Halifax region.[2]

Private schoolsEdit


The city is home to seven degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions. The following universities are located on the Halifax Peninsula:

This university is located in suburban Rockingham:

The former Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) was merged into Dalhousie University. The University of King's College remains an independent institution but its students have access to Dalhousie's arts and science faculties.

Cape Breton University has a satellite campus in Halifax for extension courses.

Community collegesEdit

The Nova Scotia Community College network maintains three campuses in Halifax.

  • Akerley Campus
  • Institute of Technology Campus
  • Ivany Campus (formerly called Waterfront Campus)

Private collegesEdit

There are also a variety of private career and business colleges located in and around Halifax's urban core.


  1. ^ "About Us". Halifax Regional School Board. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Nos Écoles". Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. Retrieved 15 July 2016.