Education

Sackville's schools offer a low student-teacher ratio and extensive community support, from students who volunteer as tutors to local businesses.

Pre-School

Playschool Inc. provides a play-based learning opportunity for three- and four-year olds. Located in Tantramar Regional High School, the Playschool has its own outdoor playground and qualified teacher.

  • Tel. (506) 536-1837

Elementary School

Salem Elementary School, SackvilleSalem Elementary School provides high-quality instruction in both English and French, for students from kindergarten to grade four. French Immersion is offered beginning in grade one. Full cafeteria service is provided, along with a gymnasium, music room, library, and computer work stations. The school-yard contains several well-equipped playgrounds, a baseball diamond, and grassy fields overlooking the tranquil Tantramar marsh.

  • No. of students at Salem: 496
  • Tel. (506) 364-4072

Middle School

Marshview Middle School continues the Early French Immersion program for students from grades five to eight. In addition to its gymnasium, cafeteria, library, and games room, the school has a fully-equipped lab of networked computers. Through the Internet, Marshview students take part in international telecommunications projects. One example is the school's award-winning "Blueprint Earth", through which students from around the world work together inventing products to help solve the Earth's problems.

  • No. of students at Marshview: 361
  • Tel. (506) 364-4086

Secondary School

Tantramar Regional High SchoolTantramar Regional High School is well-known throughout the province for its strong academic program and the quality and variety of its extracurricular activities. The school offers advanced courses in English, Math and Chemistry and continues the early French Immersion program. Tantramar's innovative wetlands studies project is the first of its kind in the province. Using 40 acres of freshwater wetland as a classroom, students and visitors become active participants while learning. Virtually all sports teams are represented. Activities include an award-winning student newspaper, an active computer club, a creative writing program, a drama club that stages one major production each year, and an outdoor enthusiast club for hikers, bikers, canoers, and wilderness adventurers.

  • No. of students at Tantramar: 585
  • Tel. (506) 364-4060

Private School

Sackville Christian Academy is an independent school, offering a well-rounded, academically sound education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The curriculum follows the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) . Two distinctive qualities this provides are a Bible-based emphasis to every subject and an individualized learning approach. Students work at their own rate and ability, receiving one-on-one assistance when needed, and working independently at other times. A high achiever can work beside a student with learning challenges, and they both find success. Character development is also a vital part of the Academy.

The Academay is located at the Middle Sackville Baptist Church, 14 Church St. Visitors are welcome.

  • Tel. (506)536-2615

Mount Allison University

Mount Allison University As Sackville is unique among small towns, Mount Allison is unique among small universities. One of Canada's top undergraduate universities, the University has produced more Rhodes Scholars, on a per-capita basis, than any other university in the Commonwealth.

Mount Allison's commitment to excellence, together with the Sackville lifestyle, attract faculty, researchers and students of the highest calibre from Canada and other countries. This influx of fresh ideas and new ways of looking at the world has continually enriched the town since Mount Allison's inception in 1839.

Other Post-Secondary Institutions

Complementing Sackville's resources is the Université de Moncton, the only French-language university east of Québec. The Moncton Campus of the New Brunswick Community College offers a wide range of technical programs, including training for the telemarketing industry, a well-established and growing sector in Greater Moncton.

Tantramar Seniors' College

tsc logoThe purpose of the college is to further the intellectual and cultural interests of its members in an enjoyable learning atmosphere. Any senior aged 50 or over can take the courses. The College is based on peer learning – where seniors share skills, knowledge and experience with each other. The Tantramar Seniors College Inc. is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin, Moncton, and the Greater Shediac Area, New Brunswick and Amherst, Nova Scotia. The College works on a membership basis with a small annual fee of $100. This is the only fee regardless of how many courses a member takes during the September to August membership year.

  • Tel: (506) 364-2780
  • tsccoordinator@nbnet.nb.ca