Lower School (Grades Primary to 6)

Overview & Daily Schedule

In the Lower School, the academic day consists of four 80 minute periods with morning and afternoon recess breaks, and a 55 minute lunch period. At times, our 80 minute periods are split into 40 minute specialist periods (French, Music, Physical and Health Education, Art, Drama and Library).

Lower School Curriculum

The principal aim of the Lower School is to encourage students to realize their full potential through immersion in a curriculum of high academic standards and expectations. At Armbrae, we follow the Nova Scotia curriculum, but it is enriched in many areas and we provide our students with opportunities to think critically and dig deeper into concepts.

In the Lower School, our small class sizes enable teachers to differentiate curriculum in order to support the individual needs of each student. Our curriculum is designed to allow students to develop strong foundations in literacy, numeracy, Science and French alongside social, emotional and learning skills.


Our focus is on helping students develop self-confidence, self-discipline and a lifelong love of learning. Developing a well rounded student is of paramount importance so our Lower School curriculum is enriched with Drama, Music, Art, Physical and Health Education, and Library. Field trips are also integral to our program and allow children to widen their interests and further their personal growth. These programs both enrich and challenge students’ interests as we prepare them for our Middle and Upper School Programs.

To learn more about Armbrae Academy please Email Suzanne Morrison or call directly 902-830-1418