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About Us

The Halifax Regional Centre for Education HRCE) was created on April 1, 2018. As an entity, the HRCE operates English public schools throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Serving close to 52,000 students in 135 schools, the HRCE is the largest school system in Atlantic Canada.

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

HRCE by the numbers:*

Elementary schools 83
Elementary /Junior High 16
Elementary/Junior/Senior High 1
Junior High 19
Junior/Senior High 6
Senior High 10
Children, Pre-Primary 1,293
Students, Primary to Grade 6 27,312
Students, Grades 7 to 9 10,838
Students, Grades 10 to 12 12,699
Total staff 11,000 (approx.)

*Enrolment numbers effective September 30, 2019

What does it cost to run the HRCE?

For the 2019-2020 fiscal year, the HRCE will manage a General Fund budget of $578,161,400, of which $415,577,800 comes from the Province of Nova Scotia, $143,678,800 comes from the Halifax Regional Municipality and the remainder from other sources.

The HRCE will also manage a Supplementary Fund budget of $14,182,400 (provided by the HRM) which is spent equitably across the entire region.