19 Acadia Street
Wolfville, NS. B4P 1K8

Telephone: (902) 542-6050
 Fax: (902) 542-6054

Wolfville School Overview and History


Wolfville School welcomes students from Primary to grade eight to the historic Town of Wolfville in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia. Located in the centre of town, within walking distance of both residential and shopping areas, Wolfville School is home to an Elementary (primary-grade 5) and a Middle Level (grades 6-8). Students graduating from Wolfville Middle School go to Horton High School in nearby Greenwich, NS.





Wolfville School offers excellent academic, athletic and fine arts programs. We also offer numerous leadership opportunities and extracurricular activities to prepare our students academically, physically and socially for the many challenges they will face in high school and beyond.


Wolfville is the home of Acadia University, which provides our community, and particularly our children with a wide range of resources and opportunities not usually found in a town of 3700 residents. Wolfville is an artistically and culturally vibrant community with live theatre, music and the visual arts. We are fortunate to share high quality athletic and recreation facilities with the Town of Wolfville and Acadia University.





Wolfville School’s history spans almost a century and a half, beginning with the construction of Wolfville’s first ‘free school’ on the corner of Highland and Acadia streets in 1864. The school went through many changes including reconstruction and relocation on the property over the years.




Photo from the collection of David E. Sheppard


In 1955, additional property on Acadia Street was purchased to provide the space needed to build a new high school. The Wolfville High School was built in 1956 and serves as the Junior High today. The gymnasium was added to the high school building in 1965. The elementary school was the most recent addition, completed and ready for classes in the fall of 1972. At the official opening of the elementary school in 1973, Wolfville School had become the school facility we know today.

Up until 1977, Wolfville School taught students from Primary to grade 11. In 1977, despite protests by students and parents, the decision was made for Wolfville School to be an elementary and junior high. High school students from grades 10 to 12 began attending Horton District High School in Greenwich.  

Wolfville School was again reconfigured by a School Board decision in May, 2010.  Beginning in September, 2011, Wolfville School  became an Elementary (Primary to grade 5) and a Middle level (grades 6 - 8).  Grade 9 students joined other senior students at Horton High School.

In 2009, the provincial government publicly announced their commitment to renovate and upgrade Wolfville School and make it a state of the art facility. Construction planning is slated to begin in 2014.


For more information on Wolfville School’s history visit http://wolfvillehs.ednet.ns.ca/wolfvilleschools.htm