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Amherst Regional High School

Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) offers a wide range of post-secondary programs from the Cumberland campus in Springhill and the Amherst Learning Centre. Programs are delivered in full-time, part-time, and continuing education formats.

Amherst Regional High School is an 800-student secondary school that was built in 2000, with a 493-seat theatre and a high school regulation gymnasium. The school delivers classes from grades 9 to 12 as well as the Career Exploration Program (CEP) and hosts the largest allocation of Nova Scotia International Student Program students in Nova Scotia.

E.B. Chandler Junior High School is a grade 7-8 school with 320 students who enjoy a wide range of positive experiences. The school has an award-winning music program (both band and choir), an art program, programs for students with special needs, and integrated French and French Immersion programs. Many clubs and activities are available thanks to staff and community volunteers.

Amherst's three elementary schools are modern and well-equipped: