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Our communities are served by 40 public schools, 2 adult schools, 3 private schools, 1 university and 2 Nova Scotia Community College campuses.
Strong education and training sector
The Annapolis Valley has significant educational assets, including Acadia University and two Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses: the Kingstec Campus in Kentville and the Annapolis Valley Campus with two sites, in Middleton and Lawrencetown.
Acadia University is one of the oldest universities in Canada. For 25 consecutive years, Maclean’s has ranked Acadia as one of the top five undergraduate universities in Canada. Learn more about research capabilities here: https://www2.acadiau.ca/research.html
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) offers customized training solutions for large employers in the region, giving local firms a competitive advantage. The Middleton site of the Annapolis Valley Campus includes the Applied Research Group and Pilikan House, a living lab and demonstration site for energy efficiency and sustainable design. The Lawrencetown site of the Annapolis Valley Campus houses the Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), which is Canada’s largest geomatics-focused learning environment. High-quality programs in the fields of surveying, mapping, land-use planning and related computer programming have earned COGS its reputation as a world leader. In addition to its suite of diploma programs, COGS also offers advanced diplomas in marine geomatics, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and business geographics.