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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 53,000 children and 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 18
Elementary/Junior/Senior High 1
Junior High 17
Junior/Senior High 6
Senior High 10
Children, Pre-Primary 2,458
Students, Primary to Grade 6 26,911
Students, Grades 7 to 9 11,217
Students, Grades 10 to 12 12,548
Total staff 11,500 (approx.)

*Enrolment numbers effective September 30, 2020

What does it cost to run the HRCE?

For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the HRCE will manage a General Fund budget of $617,053,600, of which $447,909,000 comes from the Province of Nova Scotia, $149,609,000 comes from the Halifax Regional Municipality and the remainder from other sources.

The HRCE will also manage a Supplementary Fund budget of $13,742,300 (provided by the HRM) which is spent equitably across the entire region.