We are developing a plan for King’s-Edgehill School that will keep everybody safe while learning, playing, and living together on campus.
We have some great news to share! The Nova Scotia Department of Public Health has told us to prepare for a regular start to school in the fall for our boarding and day students.
We are working together with Public Health to create a plan for King’s-Edgehill School that will keep everybody safe while learning, playing, and living together on campus. You can be assured that we will continue to offer world-class in-person, in-class learning while also focusing on the other pillars so important for the development of our students. Academics, Athletics, the Arts, Leadership, Service, and Health and Wellness will all remain important parts of the King’s-Edgehill experience.
As you may know, at this time, anyone arriving to Nova Scotia from an international destination or from another province is required to isolate for 14 days.
We are excited to announce that we are finalizing details to provide a healthy and unique isolation experience at the beautiful Annapolis Basin Conference Centre (ABCC) here in the scenic Annapolis Valley. This 350-acre waterfront facility is officially approved as an isolation centre by the Nova Scotia Public Health Department. It offers single rooms, the safe delivery of great food for each meal, excellent wifi and lots of fields and trails.
International KES students will be met at Halifax Stanfield International Airport by KES Staff members. Students will travel by KES bus to the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre. Once you are at the ABCC, there will be a team of live-in KES Staff and Faculty who will greet, supervise, and organize all of the KES activities. At the completion of the two weeks at ABCC, students will be bussed to KES where they can participate fully in everything happening on campus.
We are also pleased to announce that boarding students who wish to stay in Canada during the Christmas and March Break will be able to do so. We will still close during these longer holidays and students will still be free to travel home as in the past. However, we have heard your concerns about your child flying to Canada for the start of the school year and then having to take an international flight back home again in December and March. If you wish for your child to remain in Canada for the December and March Breaks, we will offer exciting programming options with full supervision during these break periods.
Watch for the latest here!
Returning students and new students who have enrolled will be sent regular update on our Fall Plan.
Prospective students and families can check here for updates or sign up to receive email updates.
At KES, the learning experience is 'real' in-person, in-classroom learning, trips and outdoor adventures. Our videos and photos illustrate the kind of learning experience your child can have at KES.
To kick off the start of a new School year, we have a weekend of activities planned to prime students for the great year ahead. Check out this video of our September 2019 opening weekend made by student, Eva Redmond, Class of 2020.
To get a sample of the variety of activities your child will enjoy in the space of a single day, download these PhotoJournals. They walk you through A Day in the Life of a Day Student or A Day in the Life of a Boarding Student.
We have both day and boarding students who attend from 8:00 to 5:00 each day. For your child, being a boarding student has its advantages: high academic performance, extra-curricular activities that promote personal growth, and personalized attention and support.
Learn more about the advantages of choosing a boarding school for your child.
Learning with hands-on activities, travel and outdoor excursions, are key aspects of KES learning experience. Learn more about KES Trips and Travel.
We believe that in-person learning is the best environment, but we do adapt our approach to education. This year, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we offered Distance Learning to keep our students, engaged and on-track.
Our blog contains many posts about the Distance Learning and how our students adapted their learning experience!
Selected Blog Posts:
Sports, arts, trips, and lasting friendships ... memories for a lifetime
While our campus is very quiet at the moment, we are still very much OPEN to sharing our School with you. Just as we have changed the way in which we teach, lead and engage our students, we have adapted the ways in which you can experience our School as a prospective family.
Thanks to technology like: FaceTime, Whatsapp, and Zoom, we have been bringing the campus to living rooms, offices and kitchens around the province and throughout the country. While our campus is not the same without our 350 vibrant students—a virtual tour still gives you the opportunity to experience the campus, see the aspects of our School that might not be captured in our videos or photojournals and to ask your individual questions.