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About Us

The Halifax Regional School Board was created in 1996 through the amalgamation of three individual school boards that operated schools in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Halifax County.

Serving more than 48,000 students in 134 schools, we are the largest school system in Atlantic Canada.

On April 1, 2018, through the passage of the Education Reform (2018) Act, the Halifax Regional School Board was officially renamed the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.

The HRCE's vision is to provide a high quality education to every student every day.

HRCE by the numbers:*

Elementary schools: 84
Junior High/Middle schools: 27
Primary to Grade 9: 7
Primary to Grade 12: 1
Junior-Senior High schools: 5
Senior High schools: 10
Students, Primary to Grade 6: 25,837
Students, Grades 7 to 9: 11,245
Students, Grades 10 to 12: 11,688
Total staff: 9,000 (approx.)

What does it cost to run the HRCE?

For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the HRCE will manage a General Fund budget of $527,978,400, of which $376,565,600 comes from the Province of Nova Scotia, $135,489,700 comes from the Halifax Regional Municipality and the remainder from other sources.

The HRCE will also manage a Supplementary Fund budget of $15,068,800 (provided by the HRM) which is spent equitably across the entire region.