About Newbridge Academy

Engaging and Innovative Academic and Athletic Programs

Engagement. Leadership. Collaboration.

Newbridge Academy is a private school committed to providing interactive, engaging and innovative academic and athletic programs.

Students at Newbridge Academy participate in an active and constructive approach to learning. Each day is filled with professionally instructed sport activities; curriculum delivery focused around modern students and implemented by engaging teachers licensed by Nova Scotia Department of Education. Students benefit from small class sizes, interactive learning, with an emphasis on creativity, activity and critical thinking.

Newbridge Academy is located in our amazing new facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The impressive location give students the opportunity to participate in professional programming for sports and education.

We at Newbridge Academy focus on numerous education and athletic programs – including dance, hockey, baseball and more!

The Newbridge Experience is like none other.
Newbridge Academy students experience highlevel hands-on academic learning that is combined with both daily physical activity and leading technologies that make for enjoyable days for every student at every level.

Our small class sizes and family-focused school mean that every family feels a part of our community. Students receive increased and individualized attention from our experienced teachers.

Teachers deliver an enriched academic curriculum and enjoy the professional freedom to deliver it in a manner that reaches each student on an individual level by employing a variety of proven teaching methods. This enables the teachers to provide students with the challenges they need while creating a fun and safe learning environment.

If you walk by any of our classrooms, you will often see Newbridge teachers moving around the room and engaging with students rather than simply lecturing at the front of the room. Newbridge Academy students enjoy coming to school. Every day, we continue to find new, fun and engaging ways of promoting learning and healthy lifestyles for our students.


Student-Centered Learning Approach
Newbridge Academy students achieve success by being taught in a manner that recognizes different learning styles. Teachers
engage learning through differentiated instruction and personalized support needed to encourage students to fulfill their

For example, kinesthetic learners are engaged with the environment around them, allowing students to comprehend their curriculum in a manner that is beyond the education they would receive in a traditional classroom.

Project-Based Learning
Students are challenged to solve real-life problems and therefore the entire world becomes a classroom. In project-based learning, students work in groups to solve challenging problems that are authentic and often cross-curricular.
Learners decide how to approach a problem, develop multiple options and foster decision making skills. By gathering information from a variety of sources outside of the classroom, it engages them in external environment. This way of learning focuses more on critical thinking and building connections through a broader experience, rather than simply learning from textbooks and lectures.

Integrated Technology
The technology in our school is beyond what most Atlantic Canadian schools offer. Technology is integrated into every classroom, through media-based activities, digital textbooks, educational apps and online curriculum. Teachers use the technology to enrich our academics and provide students with up-to-date lessons on how to use technology effectively.

Professional Athletic Programming
Students at Newbridge Academy choose from various streams of athletic programing. All programs are designed and taught by professional, experienced instructors. Our young students (grades JP-2) enjoy an introduction to activities such as swimming, dance, tennis, soccer, golf and skating lessons in addition to their afternoon Active Living class. For our students in grades 3 to 12, we offer specific programming in hockey, golf, baseball, dance and soccer, delivered by professional staff.

Our Timeline

  • Newbridge Academy was established in February
  • Opened for Classes in September
  • Junior Primary program was introduced
  • Acquired the Newbridge Academy Senators Major Bantam Hockey Team
  • Launched our first EDventures Summer Day Camp
  • Introduced iPads to our junior high students
  • Applied to the Nova Scotia Department of Education to offer High School credits
  • Surpassed 100 student enrollment
  • Approved to offer High School credits
  • Purchased a bus for transportation for students to and from school, school trips, etc.
  • Created a high school program – accepted our first class of grade 10s
  • Acquired the Newbridge Academy Gladiators Major Midget Hockey Team
  • Purchased a second bus for transporting students
  • Introduced new programs: Advanced Hockey, Advanced Tennis, Advanced Golf, Dance, and Swim
  • Received national recognition for our hockey programs from Gatorade Canada through a partnership
  • Four grade 10 students were draft into the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League – Luke Green, joining the ranks of Nova Scotians Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon, was selected first overall by the Saint John Sea Dogs. Evan Fitzpatrick was picked fourth overall and the first goaltender, will join Sherbrooke Phoenix, while Matt Green will join his twin brother in Saint John. Rowan O’Brien, also a goaltender, was picked up by Gatineau Olympiques.
  • Introduced a baseball program for grades 9 through 12.
  • Relocated the high school to the East Hants Sportsplex due to growth.
  • Awarded our first two grade twelve diplomas.
  • Moved Grades 7-12 to East Hants Sports Plex
  • Liam O’Brien first student to play in the NHL – Washington Capitals
  • Announced building of new school (opening September 2017)
  • First full Graduating Grade 12 class
  • Became the first Gatorade G Academy in Atlantic Canada
  • Introduced Academic Enhancement Program (AEP, Grades 3-9)
  • Became Hockey Canada School
  • PSHF U18 Champs