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New Broad Street Schools: Consultation


Share Your Voice

Between November 1, 2022 and January 3, 2023, we invited students, staff, families, School Advisory Councils and community members within the Charles P. Allen Family of Schools (CPA FOS) to participate in a Virtual Town Hall about the new Pre-Primary to Grade 8 and Grades 9 to 12 schools opening on Broad Street in September 2023. The purpose of this consultation was to gather your input as the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) considers the following to address enrolment pressures within the CPA FOS:

  1. Proposed Pre-Primary to Grade 8 boundary;
  2. Proposed grade configurations at some schools; and
  3. The idea of families choosing where they want their child to attend high school (CPA OR the new Broad Street school).

Once boundaries and grade configurations are established, you will have a chance to share your thoughts on other topics. 

Participants had multiple opportunities to join this ongoing conversation. We encouraged you to provide input through an online platform called ThoughtExchange. ThoughtExchange allowed you to contribute ideas and opinions anonymously, see what others have to say and rate comments - as many times as you wanted to. You also had the opportunity to share your thoughts by submitting comments on our website, by email, phone, and/or through traditional mail. 

Throughout the consultation process, we responded to frequently-asked questions and provided additional materials as required. Now that the Virtual Town Hall is closed, we will consider all participant input before HRCE’s Regional Executive Director of Education determines the final boundaries of the Broad Street schools, as well as any necessary grade reconfigurations.

We will now work to finalize the items outlined above and create a transition plan to support staff, students and families at schools in the CPA FOS. It will take a few years to complete this work. 

We know you may still have questions as we work through this process. We will update you as new information becomes available, and with answers to your questions. 

Click here for a short video overview of our proposals.

Need More Information?

Click here to view answers to your frequently-asked questions.

Proposed Boundary Maps

Proposed Grade Configurations

Click here to view an accessible version of the information in the chart above.

Proposed Choice Boundary

What does choice boundary mean?

The new Grades 9 to 12 high school on Broad Street is located near Charles P. Allen High. This provides us with an opportunity to offer innovative and specialized programming for students. When these programs are established, families with students entering high school will have an option to choose which of the two schools they will attend.

Photos of Progress (October 2022)

Videos of Progress

Click here for an aerial view of the progress we are seeing on Broad Street. (November 2022)

Want to see what inside the school looks like? Click here. (December 2022)


Click here to learn more about the new Broad Street schools.

Contact Us

Still have questions? Connect with us here:

Phone: 902-464-2000

Overview of Main Themes & Thoughts Collected