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Gordonstoun Nova Scotia, Gordonstoun School of Nova Scotia

Description Gordonstoun Nova Scotia, Gordonstoun School of Nova Scotia

  • Established: 2021
  • Location: Province of Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Students age: 14-18 years old
  • Number of students: 890 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of education: boarding school for girls.

A new school, Gordonstoun Nova Scotia, will be built in Nova Scotia, a Canadian province with historical ties to the original Scottish school. A consortium led by Canadian businessman Edward Farren is working with the local government to build a 250-acre campus in Annapolis County, where students can get an education based on the approach of Britain's leading Gordonstone School.

The Gordonstoun Nova Scotia campus is nestled between the sea and the hills, in an area similar to the stunning Scotland home to the famous British school. Gordonstone's ties to Nova Scotia go back hundreds of years. The school's main building, Gordonstoun House, was originally owned by Sir Robert Gordon, who was the first Baronet of Nova Scotia and in 1625 set aside 16,000 acres of coastal land for the Barony of Nova Scotia.

Gordonstoun Nova Scotia is slated to open in the fall of 2021.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Gordonstoun Nova Scotia, Gordonstoun School of Nova Scotia

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from 68 900 $CAD / year

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers comfortable accommodation in a residence with a boarding house.

Events Gordonstoun Nova Scotia, Gordonstoun School of Nova Scotia

  • Sailing training in grades 9-11 with sea excursions in the Bay of Fundy
  • Sailing excursions in the Atlantic for grades 10-12
  • Swimming on the Annapolis River
  • Mountaineering
  • 3-day excursions to study the biology of Fundy, hiking, overnight at the campsite.


  • Learning on the Nova Scotia campus is based on the philosophy of Kurt Hahn. Gordonstone's founder and visionary educator, Kurt Hahn, believed that young people thrive when their horizons extend beyond their academic potential. He considers it necessary to develop qualities such as compassion, honesty, initiative, a thirst for adventure, a willingness to serve others.
  • The Canadian school will inherit the best traditions of Gordonstoun in Scotland, including effective teaching methods.
  • The developer will build the facilities for the Net Zero Energy campus.
  • Teaching is based on the International Baccalaureate program.

Equipment Gordonstoun Nova Scotia, Gordonstoun School of Nova Scotia

Gordonstoun Nova Scotia is surrounded by an 18-acre orchard. Zero-energy school buildings designed by architects include dormitories, classrooms, gymnasium, science labs, technology center, and meeting places. Food is produced locally, grown in the school greenhouse and locally. The school's windows face south overlooking the lagoon and the Annapolis pool. There are warehouses for equipment and teaching buildings, several playing fields, a lagoon and access to the Bay of Fundy.

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