educationHalifax has built its economic base on knowledge industries.  With seven post-secondary institutions to choose from, Halifax is the education centre for the Atlantic provinces.

Dalhousie University

Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 diverse faculties.

Mount Saint Vincent University

The Mount has a reputation for distinctive programs, personalized education and small classes. Come discover the difference for yourself.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

One of Canada’s oldest independent cultural institutions, NSCAD University continues to be regarded as a principal centre for education and research in visual culture in North America.

Nova Scotia Community Colleges

Welcome to NSCC, one of Nova Scotia’s largest and most diverse families. Each year, more than 25,000 students choose to grow and learn with us.

Saint Mary’s University

Join one of our faculties of Arts, Business, Environmental Studies, Science, or Engineering. For more information, please visit our website.

University of King’s College

Most post-secondary institutions teach using the historic division of subjects into separate disciplines. At King’s, we stand out with our Foundation Year Program and interdisciplinary upper-year programs.

The Halifax Regional School Board operates schools in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Halifax County. Serving just under 50,000 students in 137 schools, we are the largest school board in Atlantic Canada. French-immersion programs allow non-francophone students to acquire a high degree of proficiency in the French language. All subjects are taught in French, and graduates can communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Private Schools

Halifax is also home to several local private schools, some of which include: