West Highlands Elementary School in Amherst-Nova Scotia

West Highlands Elementary School History | Ranking | Tuition fee | Enrollment/registration | Contacts

West Highlands Elementary School is one of the best Elementary Schools in Nova Scotia, located at 18 Maltby Crt, B4H 2L6, Amherst Canada.

School History

Since West Highlands Elementary School started taking students in all Elementary School grades, within few years students from neighbouring schools around Amherst started flocking in. The school building has the capacity to enrol students from Grade PP up to Grade 06.

After growing and educating the students for several decades, West Highlands Elementary School’s current shape, infrastructure and administration has a decent enrollment for your student to be catered for. 


West Highlands Elementary School does not only hold good values in high regards but also excels in educating the students and competing with other fellow Elementary Schools within Amherst. It ranks better than 06% of schools in Amherst and better than 38% schools in Nova Scotia according to www.statcan.gc.ca report. The school scores a great average ranking at city level as well as provincial level.

Tuition fee

The fee structure from PP-06th grade can be found on the school website.


All the details of enrollment and registration of grade – are also available on the West Highlands Elementary School website. Feel free to look up the websites and contact us.

West Highlands Elementary School Staff

West Highlands Elementary School is under a very friendly person, The Principal: Kirk Rioux, and a supportive, educated and devoted team.

Contact detail

West Highlands Elementary School contact details are listed below:

  • School Address: 18 Maltby Crt, Amherst, B4H 2L6.
  • Phone: 902-661-2420
  • e-Mail: riouxk@ccrce.ca
  • Website:

Parents and guardians are welcomed to contact the school regarding any query.

General Supply list for Kindergarten

  • 2 boxes Crayola broad line washable markers (10/pack, classic colours)
  • 1 box Crayons – Crayola, 24 pk 4 glue Sticks – 40g (large) (Please no Staples brand)
  • 1 bottle white liquid glue
  • 1 black sharpie-fine point
  • 1 pkg Ticongeroga HB pencils (sharpened)
  • 6 Expo dry erase markers (black only, fine tip)
  • 4 duo-tangs (not plastic or patterned)
  • 1 each in red, yellow, green, blue
  • 3 plain Hilroy exercise books (light blue cover)
  • 1 Winnable brand backpack pouch (Staples item 187899)
  • 1 scissors – child-sized, blunt tip (not safety)
  • 1 washable paint palette – Crayola
  • 1 pair of running shoes with non-marking soles to keep at school. Please select runners that your child can do up independently.
  • 1 complete change of clothes in a ziplock bag labelled with your child’s name (socks, underwear, pants, t-shirt)
  • 1 backpack for carrying items to and from school – no rolling cases
  • 1 pencil box, plastic, 5”x8”, only
  • 1 lunch kit and water bottle
  • 1 Box of Kleenex

NOTE: There may be additional supplies requested by the teacher once your child is assigned to a class. The cost will be minimal.



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