King’s Edgehill School
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King's Edgehill School is a Canadian co-educational independent University Preparatory boarding and day School (grades 6-12). The school is considered to be one of the ten best schools in Canada, 100% of its graduates become students of the best higher institutions around the world. King's Edgehill School was one of the first Canadian schools offers International Baccalaureate (from 1979).

Students participate in visual and performing arts programs, competitive sports and recreation programs, and in the Cadet program.

In the past 10 years the school has undergone renovations, the Ted Canavan Athletic Centre, with a pool, double gym and well-equipped exercise facilities, was built.

Today the school is a member of:
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
  • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

King’s Edgehill School is located in sixty-five acres of the beautiful town Windsor in the safe and friendly province Nova Scotia.

The school is surrounded by large green fields and fresh air that helps to unite the education of a student with the nature around.

Location Canada

The school was founded in 1788 and granted a Royal Charter in 1802, and it was the first independent school in both Canada and the British Commonwealth.

Originally the school consisted of two schools - King's Collegiate School and Edgehill School, but later these two schools united and formed King’s Edgehill School. Firstly it was a school for girls only, but then they decided to accept boys as well.

Total Enrollment
Day students
Boarding students
Mission and values
Mission and values 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.


  1. A Stimulating Environment

    The School offers a healthy environment for learning, with clearly defined authority, rules, and order as a framework for developing self-discipline.

  2. Nurturing the Mind

    The School encourages a spirit of inquiry and open-minded questioning in all academic areas and in all areas of a student‟s personal growth and development.

  3. A Faculty for Excellence

    The School recruits teachers who are caring, secure and respectful human beings; such teachers demonstrate a real concern for the emotional, social and physical development of each individual. Such teachers are able to work with one another across subject boundaries on an informal, cooperative basis and are interested in their own intellectual and professional growth.

  4. Freedom to Teach

    The School values academic freedom and entrusts teachers with the responsibility for curriculum development within established guidelines. It encourages individual approaches to teaching and promotes innovation in the classroom.

  5. Spiritual Life

    The School recognizes the spiritual element of life, encouraging each student to develop his/her whole self by developing the emotional, moral and spiritual aspects of life in concert with the intellectual and physical.

  6. A Balanced Life

    The School expects both teachers and students to be committed fully to and participate in the extracurricular life of the School.

  7. Healthy Competition

    The School promotes healthy and honest competition while at the same time encouraging students to balance the need to work cooperatively with others.

  8. Mutual Respect

    The foundation of self-esteem and effective cooperation is mutual respect. The School expects that all members of the KES community show respect for others. All teachers, students and support staff are entitled to that respect.

  9. Discipline

    The goal of imposed discipline is to instill in students responsible behavior and self-discipline.

  10. Parental Cooperation

    The School values strong support from parents and seeks close cooperation with them in all areas of student growth and development.