Structure & Organization
Here is a chart of the general structure of the public school system in Canada. The names of the levels, age and grade ranges can vary slightly with each province and territory. Primary and secondary education in Nova Scotia is commonly referred to as P-12, a short form for the school grades. These grades are primary (P) and grade 1 through grade 12. In some provinces and territories there are middle or junior high schools. These generally include grades 7, 8 and 9.
|Secondary||Junior High, Middle School||12-14||7-9||Yes|
|High School, Senior High||15-18||10-12||Yes until 16-18 (depends on the province/territory)|
Here is an in-depth chart of the structure of the education system in each region from the pre-elementary to the postsecondary levels that originates on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's website.