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Rothesay Netherwood School

Address: 40 College Hill Rd, Rothesay, NB E2E 5H1, Canada
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Description Rothesay Netherwood School

  • Year of foundation: 1877;
  • Location: Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Number of students: 275;
  • Age of students: 10-18 years;
  • Type of education: boarding school, day school of mixed type.

Rothesay Netherwood was founded in 1877 as an independent boarding school and day school for grades 6-12. The school teachs 275 students annually - a small number of students create a safe school environment, offering world-class teaching materials. Rothesay Netherwood School offers international students classes in International Baccalaureate and Pre-IB program.

A 200-acre site in beautiful Rotsey, New Brunswick, on which the school is located, ensures that students have access to out-of-class programs, sports, and fresh air. RNS provides many opportunities that allow students to reach their potential. Graduates of the school are self-confident, have a solid academic foundation for admission to leading universities in Canada and the world.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Rothesay Netherwood School

Program name
from 63 460 $CAD / year

Middle School - grades 6-8

The academic high school program consists of seven disciplines:

  • English;
  • Mathematics;
  • Natural science;
  • Social Studies;
  • French;
  • Physical Education;
  • Art.

The art program offers a choice of four possible subjects:

  • Fine arts;
  • Drama;
  • Music;
  • Engineering and design.

The program begins in September with a trip to Charlottetown, where students are given the opportunity to test themselves in each of the four types of destinations in one of Canada’s richest cultural communities. This approach encourages students to unleash their creative potential, hone their skills, and consider long-term plans in the field of art. Each art course ends with an exhibition of works by high school students.

Rothesay Netherwood School adheres to the view that learning can take many forms and take place in any environment: a scientific excursion to Spy Glass Hill, a classroom recreation room or an annual educational trip (Disney, Dominican Republic, Quebec City) become a learning platform, apprehension different points of view, alternative ways of obtaining knowledge and their application.

Senior School - Grades 9-10

Students in grades 9-10 learn the Pre-IB curriculum to prepare them for the official IB Diploma program offered in grades 11-12. Education prepares students for independent learning, innovation, and confrontation with complex problems. Students explore various subjects, spheres of life, actively build their reading life, developing literacy and interest in fiction. Pupils take part in charity, the program of the Duke of Edinburgh, environmental projects. Education in grades 9-10 is built around four basic principles:

  • Caring;
  • Curiosity;
  • Thoughtfulness;
  • Teamwork.
from 64 200 $CAD / year

Quick overview: International students in grades 11-12 take part in the official IB Diploma program. Students have the opportunity to participate in various activities:

  • Volunteering;
  • Athletics;
  • Art;
  • Leadership;
  • An inspirational academic program.

Pupils grow as pupils, as members of the local, international community.

The IB program continues to be at the forefront of school culture: it seeks to cover all aspects of modern education, emphasizes intercultural interaction, and teaches students intellectual curiosity.

The school supports future leaders: students have the opportunity to lead by example and are considered ambassadors of our school and what we represent. In the 12th grade, all students perform the duties of a prefect - this is a chance to take on the leading role of their choice, to solve managerial tasks.

01.08.2020 -22.08.2020
from 6 000 $CAD / 3 weeks

Quick overview:

  • Dates: August 1-22;
  • Age of students: 15-17 years;
  • Lessons per week: 40 hours;
  • Duration of the one lesson = 75 minutes;
  • Person in class: up to 10;
  • Recommended English level: B1 (12-14 years old) and B2 (15-17 years old).

In the summer academic school based on the Rothesay Netherwood School, students from 15 years old are offered an interesting, rich program Get Ready for Medicine. Studying biology, chemistry and medical sciences will help high school students who want to enter medical faculties and wish to prepare better, increase their chances of enrollment, and improve their knowledge of scientific terminology and academic English.

The indicated price already includes:

  • Training + necessary materials and textbooks;
  • Accommodation and meals (full board);
  • Laundry service;
  • Insurance;
  • Entertainment and extracurricular activities, excursions according to the program;
  • Transfer from / to the airport.

Some services are paid additionally to tuition fee:

  • Personal transfer to a camp;
  • Additional days / nights of accommodation.

Accommodation, housing and food

Rothesay Netherwood School offers students permanent and weekly accommodation. International students are accommodated in four residences on campus:

  • Mackay house;
  • Quinn house;
  • Kirk house;
  • Netherwood House.

All residences have common areas, laundry facilities, and Quinn House, Kirk House and Netherwood House also have a small kitchen. The residence experience prepares students for university life, helping them to become independent and organized. Students learn to live with others, learn to manage their time, lead a balanced life, paying attention to activities, entertainment, creativity, sports and social projects.

Events Rothesay Netherwood School

An important part of life at Rothesay Netherwood is the programs and activities “Creativity, Activity, Service” (CAS) as components of the International Baccalaureate program in grades 11-12.

Creative events provide opportunities for personal growth and accomplishments in performance, music, and visual arts. Students can join a group, a choir, a student press, or participate in school plays.

Sports activities offer team, individual sports, recreational activities that promote sportsmanship, cooperation, and fitness. In addition to the extensive sports programs, RNS offers students participation in several clubs, including the Duke of Edinburgh, Reach for the Top, Outward Bound Canada programs.

Student social projects range from local to national and international, from short-term to annual.

The school offers a wide range of circles of interest:

Clubs in general areas

Creative associations

Volunteer clubs

Discussion club



Union leaders


Round Square Service Projects

UN Model

Musical group

Big Brothers

Big Sisters

Outward Bound

Preparation and release of the school yearbook

Project linus

Project 2050


Terry fox run



Trick or eat

Round square


Youth for youth


  • The Rothesay Netherwood School creates a student-centered supportive environment. The teaching staff is represented by highly qualified teachers who are really interested in science and education, their work is not limited to lessons on a schedule. The unique school atmosphere is determined by the high level of interaction between teachers and students, which is the main intangible asset of RNS.
  • Rothesay Netherwood School prepares students for admission to higher educational institutions: program is aimed at developing international perspectives, developing character, courage, creativity, interest in learning.
  • As a day school and boarding school, the Rothesay Netherwood School demonstrates a high level of student and teacher loyalty. The teaching staff lives on campus, serving as mentors.

Equipment Rothesay Netherwood School

The Rothesay Netherwood study spaces range from classic classrooms to large classrooms with easy-to-move desks. All classrooms are equipped with boards, projectors.

Infrastructure for sporting and mass events:

  • Gym with 4 dressing rooms;
  • Conference hall;
  • Bonnycastle Memorial Arena - Stadium for competitions, skating, hockey;
  • The 200-seat cozy theater is ideal for concerts and presentations: it is equipped with audio and video equipment;
  • 5 playing fields, 3 of which are full-size rugby and football fields.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Types of educational programs:

  • Middle School - Full time - 6-8 classes;
  • Senior School - Full time - grades 9-10;
  • Senior School - Full time - grades 11-12;
  • Middle, Senior School - full board - 6-10 classes;
  • Senior School - boarding school - 11-12 classes.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. Fill out an online application;
  2. Provision:
    • Teacher recommendations;
    • Reports on the estimates for the previous period of study;
    • Birth certificates, passports.
  3. Interview with applicants and his parents, representatives;
  4. Payment of application fee.

Scholarships Rothesay Netherwood School

RNS is pleased that it can award Atlantic Canadian Scholarships of up to $ 30,000 to students who are just entering school. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of the scholarship portfolio and can be extended as long as the student maintains an average level of 85% and remains an active member of the RNS community.

The need for financial assistance is considered along with scholarships. Applicants interested in obtaining both should contact Apple Financial Services.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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