Rothesay Netherwood School

40 College Hill Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick, E2E 5H1, Canada
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #1 - Founded in 1877, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) is an independent, co-ed boarding and day school for 300 students in Grades 6 to 12 from 22 different countries, located on a scenic 125-acre campus in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #1 - Founded in 1877, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) is an independent, co-ed boarding and day school for 300 students in Grades 6 to 12 from 22 different countries, located on a scenic 125-acre campus in Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #2 - The academic program at RNS is challenging and comprehensive, yet flexible enough to accommodate each individual student. Providing the support necessary for students to succeed is the hallmark of an RNS education, allowing them to gain the skills, confidence, and independence necessary to be successful in their future endeavours.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #3 - Rothesay Netherwood School has a 125 acre scenic campus, located on the beautiful Kennebecasis River.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #4 - Students at Rothesay Netherwood School take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities every day.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #5 - The school values both local and international community service very highly. There are many opportunities to become involved with service work throughout the year.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #6 - RNS makes great use of the beautiful 200 seat theatre. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to be involved with many performances, musical shows, band, coffee houses and much more.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #7 - Rothesay Netherwood School embraces the great outdoors. Students may particpate in the many ski or snowboard options available.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #8 - Rothesay Netherwood School has an Outdoors Program. There are many different activities offered; such as hiking, camping, orienteering, survival, kayaking, dog sledding, rock climbing and much more!
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #9 - The hockey programs at RNS are dedicated to the overall development and growth of our student-athletes. Students who play hockey on varsity teams are able to receive an outstanding academic experience while playing hockey at a very competitive level. The combination of these two factors along with a structured, respectful environment, promotes growth in all aspects of our students' lives.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #10 - The boys` basketball prep program for Grades 10-12 is dedicated to the overall development and growth of young student athletes getting prepared to play at the next level. Students who play basketball on the Prep Boys` team receive an outstanding academic experience while playing basketball in one of, if not the, most competitive leagues in North America National Preparatory Association.
Rothesay Netherwood School (1877) is an independent boarding and day school for Grades 6 to 12.
As an IB World School, RNS provides arts, athletic, leadership, and community service programs, integrating technology, outdoor adventures, and Round Square exchanges.
With highly qualified and dedicated teachers, RNS challenges students to be active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who develop a greater appreciation for the world around them and the determination to make a difference.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
Rothesay Netherwood School
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 6-12
School TypeCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1877
Campus Size125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment285 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size16 students
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered26
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size$10 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Canadian Gr. 6-10 ($41,880); Gr. 11-12 ($42,680))
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Tuition international students$65,050
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMarie Jo Thibault

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offeredn/a
CoursesGrade 11 IB Biology SL/HL, Grade 11 IB Chemistry SL/HL, Grade 11 IB English SL/HL, Grade 11 IB French HL, Grade 11 IB Geography SL/HL, Grade 11 IB History SL/HL, Grade 11 IB Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) SL/HL, Grade 11 IB Music SL/HL, Grade 11 IB Physics SL/HL, Grade 11 IB Visual Arts SL/HL, Grade 12 IB Biology HL, Grade 12 IB Chemistry HL, Grade 12 IB English HL, Grade 12 IB French HL, Grade 12 IB Geography SL/HL, Grade 12 IB History SL/HL, Grade 12 IB Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) SL/HL, Grade 12 IB Music SL/HL, Grade 12 IB Physics HL, Grade 12 IB Visual Arts SL/HL


# Interscholastic Sports Offered19 Interscholastic Sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations22 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Coffee House, Community Service Council, Debate Club, Financial Planning, Graphic Design Group, Service Work, Stage Craft Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Blood Drive, Bluegrass Club, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Campus Activities Board, Class Trips, Conditioning, Cross Country, Dog Sledding, Graphic Art and Design Club, Hiking Club, Sea Kayaking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Yoga

School Notes

  • Founded in 1877, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) is a progressive, co-ed, independent boarding and day school for Grades 6 to 12 that offers a rigorous academic program to a diverse student body in one of Canada`s safest communities. RNS is committed to educating, celebrating, and nurturing each and every one of our students so they can be their very best.
  • The RNS campus is located on 125 pristine acres in the picturesque province of New Brunswick on Canada`s famed East Coast. The campus boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities that foster top-tier learning. A testament to this is the brand-new, 40,000 square-foot Science Hall building, which focuses on STEM curriculum for the modern age.
  • The foundation of RNS`s high academic standards is rooted in a low student-to-teacher ratio and world-class International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. RNS`s exceptional academic program is complemented by our signature co-curricular and extra-curricular programming that enriches the student experience and imparts life-long value. Our unique, daily Advisor Program ensures every student is surrounded by a strong network of highly qualified, dedicated faculty and staff whose mission is to provide academic, emotional, and social guidance and support. This individual attention is the hallmark of an RNS education allowing students to gain the skills, confidence, and passion to achieve success. RNS graduates are confident, compassionate leaders with a global perspective and a determination to make a difference in the world.
  • RNS also offers a wide range of individual and team sports. RNS Athletics has a strong international reputation, thanks to our competitive varsity programs in hockey, soccer, and basketball that are designed to develop athletes who perform at the highest levels. And there are numerous opportunities for students with a passion for the arts. Students can join one of our bands, develop their visual art skills, act in a dramatic performance, or get involved in stage management.
  • Visit today to find out more or to arrange a visit. We would love to welcome you to our school community!
  • Rothesay Netherwood School accreditations: Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS), International Baccalaureate (IB), National Association of Independent School (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), Round Square, Conference of Independent Schools (CIS), Outward Bound Canada

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