A Rothesay Netherwood School education builds on a tradition of intellectual and community engagement and prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century. Our rigorous academic program is supported by low student-teacher ratios and a world-class IB curriculum. Encouraging words are delivered daily by faculty and staff who provide students with the opportunity to fulfill their potential by thinking critically and independently.
Students have the opportunity to live and study in an environment where intellectual probity and academic achievement are highly valued. This rich learning environment is created through the combined efforts of faculty, students, parents, alumni and governors. Small class size, caring teachers, extra help, compulsory study and frequent reporting facilitate each student's learning.

The academic program at RNS is designed for students to experience courses in both the humanities and sciences. In addition to the academic rigour students experience at RNS, there is ample opportunity to develop the whole student. These opportunities exist in the arts, athletics and various other extracurricular experiences such as RNS Outdoors activities, student exchanges and Round Square International service projects.

Students at RNS thrive within today’s information technology environment. We capitalize on their intellectual flexibility and integrate technologies into the learning process. As they accrue varied experiences, students develop the confidence required to follow their intellectual interests and to participate in a wider intellectual domain.

Our Unique Advisor Program

Teachers at Rothesay Netherwood School act as advisors, mentors and coaches. Advisors monitor each student's progress, academically, athletically and socially. They communicate regularly with parents through written reports, telephone conversations, emails and personal interviews. Advisors meet with their advisees' subject teachers, both formally and informally. They also consult with their advisees' houseparents.
Reports are reviewed by the advisor and then shared with the student and parents. We encourage regular contact by email and telephone between the advisor and the parents. For contact information, please see our Faculty Directory.