Program of Studies - Academic

Program of Studies- Academics

The Department of Education and Culture has defined the core curriculum for students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. Core is defined as those courses which are compulsory and must be offered by schools. Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Personal Development and Relationships, Physical Education, and French. The contact time for each course varies and is outlined in the Dept. of Education’s Public Schools Program document. As well, a number of elective courses and exploratory options will be offered including Art, Family Studies, Industrial Arts/Technology, and Band/Music.



It is expected that graduates from the public schools of Nova Scotia will be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the areas outlined below.

Aesthetic Expression:  Graduates will be able to respond with critical awareness to various forms of the arts and be able to express themselves through the arts.

Citizenship:  Graduates will be able to assess social, cultural, economic, and environmental interdependence in a local and global context.

Personal Development:  Graduates will be able to use the strategies and processes needed to solve a wide variety of problems, including those requiring language, mathematical and scientific concepts.

Technological:  Graduates will be able to use a variety of technologies demonstrating an understanding of technological applications and apply appropriate technologies for solving problems.

Communication:  Graduates will be able to communicate using not only written and spoken language, numbers and symbols but also images, gestures, movement, music and other sounds.






























Current News and Announcements
  • Transition Information for Students, Parents and Guardians

    On February 21, 2017, the Nova Scotia government passed legislation to implement a contract for members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

    Please know the transition in schools will take some time. We know that our teachers have always been committed to providing the best education possible, so classroom learning and classroom-related activities for students will continue to be their priority.

    Extra-curricular activities such as clubs or events may resume, however, this is at the discretion of staff organizers. The Nova Scotia School Athletic Federation will work with schools to determine the next steps for school sports.

    We continue to ask that students who do not travel on buses arrive at school no earlier than 20 minutes before the start of classes, and stay after school no longer than 20 minutes after classes end. Your child’s school will communicate with you about changes to school arrivals and departures as needed or when more information is available.

    Please continue to communicate with your child’s school if you have questions about your child's learning, supervision, schedules, extra-curricular activities or events.

    Thank you | Wela’lin | Merci    
    Roberta Kubik, Superintendent of Schools



Pine Ridge Middle School

625 Pine Ridge Avenue / PO Box 279

Kingston, Nova Scotia, B0P 1R0