Rothesay Netherwood School has enjoyed a rich and illustrious history and we are prepared for the future. We offer a nurturing environment where students are empowered to embrace their individuality while pursuing the greater good. And we are committed to creating a welcoming and supportive culture of respect, understanding and learning amongst people who self-identify in different ways.

The Head's Welcome

Almost a century and a half ago, Rothesay Netherwood School (RNS) was established as a place where students would receive an education of excellence that would meet their individual interests, abilities, passions, and needs.
 
I am proud to say that this tradition continues today.
 
RNS is a small school with a big reputation worldwide. We are an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for students in Grades 6 to 12 that is situated on the tree-lined banks of the majestic Kennebacasis River in the charming town of Rothesay, New Brunswick. We offer a rigorous academic program and extraordinary life experiences to a diverse student body that hails from both Canada and around the world.
 
We are a school that is distinctive in so many ways. We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment that presents students with unparalleled opportunities to make an impact on our extraordinary 125-acre campus as well as in the nearby community. Our vibrant and fully integrated academic, residential, and co-curricular experience is sustained by a diverse and exceptional faculty and staff that is 100% committed to celebrating, supporting, and challenging every one of our students so they can be their best.
 
As you navigate through this website,  you will discover other reasons why RNS is so special and so unique. However, please contact us should you require additional information, or want to come for a visit, before you choose where your child will be pursuing their path.
 
I look forward to the possibility of your family being an active part of our community. 




Paul McLellan
Head of School