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King's-Edgehill School Campus

King's Edgehill School

33 King's Edgehill Lane, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0, Canada





Chris Strickey





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Campus Size

92 Acres

School Profile

“Be More” at King’s-Edgehill School, an IB Plus school since 1979 and Canada’s first independent school. Surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of our 75 acre campus in the safe and friendly province of Nova Scotia, study at a school that offers more at every turn and expects that by doing more and giving more, you will become one of the School’s highly successful graduates – graduates who attend the world’s top universities and earn more than $1 million in university scholarship annually.

King's-Edgehill School is a private boarding school in Windsor, Nova Scotia. The school offers programs for grades 6 to 12 with enrolment of 140 day students and 220 boarding students. King's-Edgehill School has an average class size of 15 students and is the oldest private school in Canada founded in 1788.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.

Our Values

KES considers itself an “oasis of kindness”, believing that it is essential for students to be emotionally and physically safe for them to excel. Our core values of “Gentleness, Dignity, Learning, and Respect” are well known amongst the students and staff, and are foundational elements in our school culture.

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:


Application Fee

$100.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$49,750.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$69,000.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$22,400.00 CND

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Kings-Edgehill School Convocation
Kings-Edgehill School School Spirit
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Kings-Edgehill School Field
Kings-Edgehill School Students
Kings-Edgehill School Lab

Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Completed application
  • Academic Records
  • Academic Reference
  • Testing 
  • Interview with Headmaster
Entrance Test Requirements
  • OLSAT or SSAT or School Administered Test

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School Differentiators

Our biggest differentiator is our people!  King's-Edgehill School is full of kind, healthy, happy, empathetic and motivated students and staff.  Everybody belongs at KES!  New students quickly make friends and feel happy and welcome at King's-Edgehill and this is perhaps the most important key to a successful school experience.


International Baccalaureate:

Program Details:

KES offers the choice between studying the full IB Diploma or studying individual IB courses combined with regular curriculum courses.  Students who study individual IB courses will write the individual IB certificates in those subjects.  KES was one of the first school's in the world to become an IB school in 1979.


  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • International Baccalaureate

Community Service & Trips

Community Service is one of the four pillars of the KES experience.  Our students are very involved in meaningful community service within our local community.  Our students volunteer weekly at the local hospital, seniors home and elementary school and this is just a small sample of the volunteer activity performed each year by our students.

Educational, cultural and community service trips happen on an annual basis during both the short and long breaks in the School year.  These include a 3 week community service trip to Africa that includes building classrooms for African children and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, annual cultural tours of European cities such as Italy and Greece, and Canadian trips to explore ski resorts and other attractions within Canada.


  • Acting
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • Algebra
  • Art
  • Band
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Cadets
  • Calculus
  • Canadian History
  • Chemistry
  • Choral Music
  • College Counselling
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Electronic Music
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Extended French
  • Film and Video
  • Finance
  • French
  • French has 5 Levels: Foreign Language - Mother Tongue
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geometry
  • German
  • Guitar
  • Health
  • History of Music
  • History of Theatre
  • Honors
  • IB Business Management
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Leadership
  • Learning Centre
  • Learning Differences Support
  • Modern Dance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music for Beginners
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
  • Orchestral String
  • Outdoor Education
  • Painting
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Piano
  • Poetry
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Stage Band
  • Statistics
  • Strings
  • Teacher Advisor
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Trigonometry
  • Visual Arts
  • Voice
  • Web Based Learning
  • Web Design
  • World History
  • Yearbook


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Asian Club
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Biathlon
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Cadet Band
  • Camping
  • Choral Music
  • Cross-Country
  • Curling
  • Chess Club
  • Computer Lab
  • Community Service
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Drill Team
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Drama Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Equestrian
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Food Council
  • Golf
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • International Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Learn to Skate Club
  • Leadership Program
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mandarin Club
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Nordic Ski Racing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Peer Counselling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Piano
  • Rifle Team
  • Rock Band
  • Rugby
  • Robotics
  • Robotics/Tech Girls
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Stage Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Swimming
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Wrestling


  • All-Weather Track
  • Artificial Turf Field
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Dance Studio
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Football Field
  • Health Centre
  • Home Theatre
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • New Renovated
  • Pool
  • Rugby Pavilion
  • Snack Room (available no charge 24 hours)
  • Soccer and Sports Field
  • Student Life Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theatre
  • Varsity Strength & Conditioning Centre
  • Vending Machines
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet