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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 more than 50,000 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: 84
Junior High/Middle schools: 27
Primary to Grade 9: 7
Primary to Grade 12: 1
Junior-Senior High schools: 6
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.