High School at Armbrae Academy in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ambrae Academy, a private school founded in 1887, is located across the street from Dalhousie University. Ambrae Academy believes that sports enrich the student’s life.  All through out the year different sports are introduced to all grade levels. Ambrae Academy has small class sizes, a great sense of community, an inclusive approach to sports, outstanding academic programs including drama and the arts, and year long courses (rather than semester based learning).


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  • Destination Halifax | Nova Scotia Canada
  • age from 15 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates September to June
  • length 10 months

Study Programs

Regular High School curriculum. Sports are a major component of the educational philosophy in this school. The programme is further enhanced by theatre trips, participation in the Canadian Mathematics Competitions, speakers, field trips, sports activities, the annual Shakespeare Festival, etc.

AP Courses

The school offers (US College Board run) Advanced Placement classes in Grade 12 in most subject areas. It gives high school students exposure to university-level material and an opportunity to show what they have learned by taking an AP exam.


The large grounds of the school consist of a forest, playground, and a small field which is covered with artificial turf. Armbrae completed construction of multi-purpose building consisting of a gymnasium, art room and drama studio in April 2008. The school occupies 3 buildings:

1) a pleasant, modern, brick building of two stories. It houses classrooms, a library, a well-equipped laboratory, a computer room, and school offices.

2) a purpose-built sound-proof Music Pavilion; and

3) a beautiful new Arts, Athletics, and Recreation Centre with a full size stage, an Art room, and gym.

All of the school's classrooms are equipped with Apple computers and Smartboard interactive whiteboards. Armbrae also has a computer lab with more than 20 computers.


Art, Drama, Choir, Chess, Debate Club, Student Council, Amnesty International Club, Soccer, Cross-Country, Yearbook.


Tennis, Swimming, Soccer, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Ski, Curling, Field Hockey, Track and Field.


Armbrae has one of the most innovative drama programs in the country. As Company in Residence, Zuppa coordinates the extra-curricular drama program at the school, which produces four shows each year. The company also teaches public speaking to grades 2-12 and collaborates with the English teachers on the school's annual Shakespeare Festival.


Our high school exchange programs in Canada provide full board.  Students will be welcomed by warm Canadian host families and learn firsthand about one another's culture ‪and live in a warming and comfortable environment.

You will have the opportunity to develop your language and social skills by meeting new friends and sharing experiences with your host family. Canadians are always looking forward to learn about your culture, yourself and everything about your home country.  Host families are carefully selected by our local coordinator, based on availability and your interests and hobbies.  

Canadian host families are also well known for supporting exchange students, by offering care at all times. International students will feel like at home, from the moment they arrive.  ‪We have many stories of students keeping in touch for years with their second families, visiting again with their own parents etc.
Students can also count on the full support of our local coordinators in Canada, who will be more than glad to offer any extra support, in case students are feeling homesick, need some extra reinforcement with school subjects, or need advice in communicating with the host family. Students must be aware that they might be placed in several host families during their exchange program in Canada ‪(due to availability, life circumstance, change of jobs etc.)
The personal growth and communication skills gained from an experience abroad can make an important difference in college and career goals. Apply now for your high school exchange in Canada!


Please contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.


Please contact Nacel Canada HSP for further details.

Price includes

  • Local supervision during whole program and local orientation
  • School and Host Family placements in Full board
  • Official documents to obtain visas
  • Reimbursement of mandatory school fees for Core Subjects
  • Medical, accident & liability insurance.
  • Local assistance and 24 hour emergency support

Price does not include

  • International airfare to final destination in Canada
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by schools and other
  • Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes)
  • School supplies and calculators, uniforms and sport uniforms, club or team fees
  • Extra language courses
  • All domestic transfers in Canada
  • Individual transfers for arrivals outside of scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Legalization of High School Transcripts (225 CAD)
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
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