School Life

Boarding Life

Four Residences

Rothesay Netherwood School has four residences on campus: Mackay House, Quinn House, Kirk House and Netherwood House. All of the residences have common areas and laundry facilities. Quinn House, Kirk House and Netherwood House have small kitchen facilities, as well.

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  • Mackay House

    Our senior boys' residence. There are 24 double rooms and three single rooms on three floors.
  • Quinn House

    Our senior girls' residence. There are 25 double rooms on three floors.
  • Kirk House

    Our junior boys' residence. There are 15 double rooms, each with its own private washroom, on two floors.
  • Netherwood House

    Our our junior girls' residence. There are 9 double rooms, each with their own private washroom, on two floors.

The Boarding Experience at RNS

The experience of living in residence prepares students for university life by helping them to become more independent and organized. Students learn to live with others and they learn how to manage their time in order to lead a balanced life. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, students form very close friendships with their housemates and roommates, and these relationships last a lifetime.

Houseparents

Each of the RNS residences has two Houseparent apartments. This allows our houseparents (and their families) to live with the students in residence, creating a safe, comfortable, family-like environment. Houseparents and Assistant Houseparents serve as role models and surrogate parents to our boarding students.

Residences are staffed on a 24-hour-per-day, 7-days-a-week basis. The Houseparents are immediately responsible for the well-being of each student in their house. They are the first line of communication for the parents in regard to any social matter. The Houseparent should be contacted regarding rules and regulations or concerns of a personal nature.

Parents who wish to speak with their son or daughter may contact the School Office (506-847-8224) during business hours to leave a message, or they may contact their child through the Houseparent.