Imagine yourself spending the majority of the year on a scenic 200-acre campus overlooking the lovely Kennebecasis River, in tranquil and beautiful New Brunswick, Canada. Welcome to Rothesay Netherwood School!

Established in 1877, Rothesay Netherwood School is a co-educational university preparatory school and International Baccalaureate World School for Grades 6 through 12. The IB Program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Our graduates attend the finest universities in the country and beyond.

RNS is a “home away from home”, offering 24-hour supervision by caring house parents in a safe environment. The residences feature double rooms, hardwood flooring and private bathroom facilities in many of the rooms. The boarding program runs seven days a week, balancing academics, arts and athletic activities with recreational and social events. Our residential curriculum focuses on embracing diversity, teaching responsibility and development of emotional courage, integrity, respect and leadership.

The Athletics and Outdoor Education programs offer competitive and non-competitive sport.

Activities include:
Soccer, Cross-country Running, Hockey, Fitness & Conditioning, Field Hockey, Rowing, Badminton, Basketball, Squash, Cross Country & Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Skating, Volleyball, Tae-Kwon-Do, Yoga & Aerobics, Winter Camping, Dog-sledding, Rugby, Track & Field, Tennis, Volleyball

Outdoor pursuits: rock climbing, camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing
Art, Music and Theatre are enjoyed by the students at every skill level:
Visual Art - painting, drawing, photography, sculpture & ceramics
Music - choir, concert band, jazz band, private lessons available upon request.
Theatre - drama productions and musical productions, scripting, directing, lighting and design.

Rothesay Netherwood School encourages students to strive for excellence, to demonstrate respect, and to develop both an enduring sense of responsible citizenship and an understanding of their place in the global community.


Contact: Patrick Nobbs
Phone: 506-847-8224
Toll Free:
Fax: 506-848-0851
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $100
International Application Fee: $200


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Saturday Classes: no
Summer Programs Offered: no

Campus Life

Dorm Life

Department Director: Peter Tomilson
Average Students per Dorm: 35
No. of Girls Dorms: 2
No. of Boys Dorms: 2
Dress Code:  Uniform

Student Life

Dorm Amenities
  • Maximum of 2 students per room
  • Game Room
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Wireless Internet
  • Indoor Ice Hockey Arena
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Football Field
  • Racquetball Court(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
Clubs & Organizations
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Model UN
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Arts & Athletics

Arts Department Director: Richard Kidd
Athletics Department Director: Geoffrey McCullogh

Interscholastic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Crew
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Dance
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Outdoor Education
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Art History Art Classics
  • Choir
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Choral Music
  • Drama Club
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • Stage Band
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater