Rothesay Netherwood School

40 College Hill Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick E2E 5H1, Canada
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Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #1 - Founded in 1877, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) is a small, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school for 280 students in Grades 6-12 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 - Students at Rothesay Netherwood School take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities every day.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #4 - Rothesay Netherwood School has a 125 acre scenic campus, located on the beautiful Kennebecasis River
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 Varsity 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, day and boarding school for grades 6-12.
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
 | 2020 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
20%
% International Students
25%
% Students Boarding
50%

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms)
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
90%
Summer Program OfferedYes

Finances

Endowment Size$8 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$41,880
(Canadian Gr. 6-10 ($41,880); Gr. 11-12 ($42,680))
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
Tuition international students$65,050
% Students on Financial Aid
33%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Acceptance Rate
80%
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

Sports

# 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

Extracurriculars

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

    Rothesay Netherwood School (1877) is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for Grades 6 to 12 that offers innovative, world-class learning experiences in a safe and caring school community. We challenge students to be active, compassionate leaders with a global perspective and the determination to make a difference.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.Students have the opportunity to live and study in an environment where intellectual curiosity, academic achievement, and effort are highly valued. Small class sizes, highly qualified and caring teachers, extra help, compulsory study, and frequent reporting facilitate students' learning. Technology is integrated into the learning process. Students at RNS thrive within today's information technology environment. To complement the stellar academic program, RNS provides opportunities to develop the whole student through arts, athletics, RNS Outdoors activities, local service projects, student exchanges, Round Square International service projects, and the Duke of Edinburgh Program.RNS offers a unique and exceptional experience that is transformative for our students.Why Choose RNS for your Child?
  • Rigorous academic program centred on challenge and support
  • World-class opportunities to discover passions and develop skills
  • Enriched, innovative, and progressive learning cultureLocal and global citizenship
  • Safe, diverse, and international school community that emphasizes teamwork and positive relationships
  • Extraordinarily committed faculty and staffOutstanding campus, facilities, and learning resources
  • 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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