Nova Scotia Curriculum

Nova Scotia’s curriculum is being renewed and modernized to ensure our students have the skills and competencies to be successful in a rapidly changing world. 

This site contains the Nova Scotia Curriculum and related resources.


NS Public School Program

Presents the goals and policies of public school education in Nova Scotia, and describes what students should know and be able to do (Essential Graduation Learnings) if the goals are to be reached describes the programs and courses offered in the public school program

Public School Program web site:


NS School Book Bureau

Search for Authorized Learning Resources
Please note: The search function is publicly available, but the online ordering system is restricted to school and personnel from the Regional Centres for Education.

Academic Testing Program for Home Schoolers

The Canadian Test Centre offers home educators an opportunity to assess their students with the nationally recognized Canadian Achievement Tests (CAT) and the Canadian Test of Cognitive Skills (CTCS).  These tests provide home educators with information that will assist them in teaching and guiding their students.

To purchase the tests, please visit the Home Schoolers section of the Canadian Test Centre web site.