Education

The Town of Lunenburg where the spirit of the community can be seen in every facet of life including educational opportunities. The Town has a wide variety of educational options for its residents as seen below:

Bluenose Academy - for Grades Primary to Nine, the Bluenose Academy ensures students can obtain complete primary and elementary education in Lunenburg. Most students are within walking distance of schools. A wide range of educational and recreational opportunities are provided to all students. The Bluenose Academy is operated by the South Shore Regional School Board.

Bright Stars Children Centre -  is a small not for profit preschool for children ages 3-5, which has been in operation since 1962. At Bright Stars Children Centre our goal is to provide a service for you and your children that will fit your needs. We are always available and open to any special arrangements that you may require. Our bright, spacious children's centre is equipped with the most modern materials available that offer lots of exciting options for children to play and learn.

Class Afloat - A unique experiential education programme for high school, university and gap year students as they sail the world aboard a majestic tall ship.    LEARN. SAIL. DISCOVER.

Ecole de la Rive-Sud - is a francophone Acadian school located in Cookville, Nova Scotia.We offer quality French-language education to Grade 12 students in the Growing Up French program. In addition to the "French as a First Language" course, students will study "English as a First Language" from the 4th year.In high school, students can complete their high school credits by taking online courses, videoconferences, on-site courses and COOP courses.

Eurocentres Atlantic Canada -  is a federally accredited Language school that specializes in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). International students may select courses ranging from Beginner to Advanced, as well as English for Professional Purposes (EAP). IELTS Preparation and University Pathway Programs.

LAMP - welcome to the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance.  We provide carefully selected young performers a tranquil environment where they can concentrate on their music development and their artistic growth. Residents are given the opportunity to expand their artistic insights through interaction with the distinguished faculty, the resident Master, and their fellow residents. This is an ideal environment for individual musicians and ensembles to prepare performances, auditions, recordings, competitions, and to expand repertoire. Regular public concerts will be scheduled to ensure that all residents have an opportunity to perform before a live audience.

Lunenburg DayWelcome to the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance Care Centre - provides appropriate play experience to build an important foundation for the future. Full and part day rates available for children 3 months - 12 years. Special needs children accepted. Nutritional meals and snacks provided.

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design -  offers a Town of Lunenburg Residency Program for graduate students in the Old Lunenburg Fire Hall.

Nova Scotia Community College - Lunenburg Campus in Bridgewater and the Town of Lunenburg is one of 18 campuses in the Province. The college offers Advanced Education and Job Training in the trades, technical, technological and applied arts fields. Courses are designed to assist trainees acquire the skills and knowledge, and develop the attitudes and habits necessary to enter and make progress in their chosen occupations.

South Shore Public Libraries - is a vital centre of the community, sharing a robust collection and innovative technology, that inspires life long learning and literacy in a positive, welcoming environment.

South Shore Regional School Board -  was formed in August 2004, when the Province of Nova Scotia dissolved the Southwest Regional School Board and created two regional Boards – SSRSB and Tri-County Regional School Board. SSRSB is responsible for providing education to the 59,000 residents of Lunenburg and Queens counties, an area of 5250 square kilometres.

Universities - the Province of Nova Scotia is well known for its many universities. Lunenburg is a one hour drive from Halifax and Dartmouth where universities, colleges, institutes and private schools can meet most education needs. Nova Scotia Universities offer distance education courses in Lunenburg County.