Rothesay Netherwood School

40 College Hill Road
Rothesay, New Brunswick E2E 5H1, Canada
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #1 - The entire school eats lunch together in "Family Style" Dining. This helps to strengthen the great sense of community on campus.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #2 - Rothesay Netherwood School has a 200 acre scenic campus, located on the beautiful Kennebecasis River
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 - 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 #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 - Rothesay Netherwood School embraces the great outdoors. Students may particpate in the many ski or snowboard options available.
Rothesay Netherwood School Photo #7 - Rothesay Netherwood School has an Outward Bound 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 #8 - 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 (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, Outward Bound 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.
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 Size200 acres

Student Body

Enrollment275 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size16 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:7
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered26
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes


Endowment Size$7 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Canadian Gr. 11-12 ($38,660); Gr. 6-10 ($37.940) )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Gr. 11-12 ($23,840);Gr. 9-10 ($23,120); Gr. 6-8 ($21,670))
Tuition international students$57,460
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes


Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsMr. Patrick Nobbs

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered18 Interscholastic Sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, 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

    At the top of the hill, tucked away on a scenic 200-acre campus overlooking the beautiful Kennebecasis River in Rothesay, New Brunswick, is Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) an IB World School. RNS is an independent, day and boarding school for grades 6-12. With highly qualified and dedicated teachers, we challenge students to be active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who develop a greater appreciation for the world around them.At A Glance
  • Established in 1877
  • Co-educational university preparatory school for day and boarding students in Grades 6 to 12
  • 274 students (141 boarding students, 133 day students)
  • 25% of students are from around the world
  • Small class size (average16 students)
  • 1 : 7 faculty to student ratio
  • 80% of faculty live on the campus
Why Choose RNS for your Child?
  • A positive, friendly, responsible school community
  • Comfortable, family-like setting in a safe community
  • 200-acre, scenic campus located on the beautiful Kennebecasis River
  • IB World School
  • Round Square and Outward Bound programs
  • 99-100% graduates accepted to universities world-wide
  • Qualified, engaging faculty living on campus
  • Extra help and tutoring available daily
  • Athletics, arts, community service, weekend programming, and fun!
  • Academics - The academic schedule consists of a four-day rotation, with four 85-minute classes each day. Advisors meet with their advisees every day to monitor their progress, academically, athletically, and socially.Following classes, time is scheduled for sports and recreational activities, both competitive and recreational. Students participate in sports every day with the exception of Wednesday afternoons, which are devoted to music, art and drama activities.RNS graduated 56 students in the Class of 2016. Every student was accepted to further his or her studies at a post secondary institution. Nearly $280,000 was offered in scholarships to over half of the graduating class.Athletics - Healthy bodies lead to healthy minds! A vast array of athletic opportunities await students at RNS. Students are required to participate for at least one hour per day.Outdoor Education - Our 200-acre campus, set among rivers, hills and forests, is the perfect setting to enjoy many outdoor activities.Clubs & Activities - Discover something new! Developing artistic talent, helping others in the community or learning about another culture by participating in an exchange program - it can all be accomplished at RNS.
  • 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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