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Think... Act... Become.

A community of dedicated learners in Port Williams, Nova Scotia

Who We Are

Welcome to The Booker School, an independent, non-profit, non-denominational, Pre-Primary to Grade 8 school in Port Williams, Nova Scotia.

Founded in 2012, we embrace the values of the International Baccalaureate, with a mission to gain full accreditation from the IB PYP (Primary Years Programme) for students aged 3-14.


Our Vision

The Booker School is a learning community connected to its natural environment, where children’s diverse and individual abilities are nurtured, empowered and challenged. Our students experience joyful learning, engage as global citizens and take action in their local communities.

Educational Program

Our Educational Program is based on four pillars:

  • Academics

  • Well-Being

  • Community

  • Service & Action

A Community

Here at The Booker School, we value our community as a key part of the experience. We want families to be an active part of their child's education. We also promote multi-age opportunities through our weekly schedule.

Child Centred

We see each student at the school as an individual. We want every child to be supported, challenged, and inspired. We have great standards that we expect at each Grade Level, but also understand that students may come to us working towards or beyond those standards.

Release the spark; Honour the quirk; Cultivate the joy; Commit to the risk; Invite the doubt; Encourage the love; Inspire the quest; Find the beauty; Become the solution" ... These are words on the stairs at The Booker School and when I first read them I knew I had enrolled my son in the absolute best school for him. They are not just words on stairs, they actually come to life everyday on this school’s campus through skilled teachers who encourage, support, and celebrate inquiring minds. Their integrated, inquiry based curriculum makes learning tangible and tied to real world. It’s a place that truly transforms its learners ❤️ I see this everyday in my son and I am confident that long after he has graduated from Booker this transformation will continue, grow, and evolve ... Love this school & its faculty!


For Our Community

We believe that education is a three-way partnership between the school, the parent, and most importantly, the child. For day-to-day communication, we use the platform Toddle so that parents can engage with their child's learning. For wider communication, we publish frequent newsletters and blog articles on the link below.

The Booker School
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Founding Year


Our Community Partners

At The Booker School, we source from local organizations and businesses. We have a range of partners in the community, from Hot Lunch and Uniform providers to Tech Support. If you are a local company looking to make a connection, please reach out.

Career Opportunities

We are always looking for passionate, qualified educators to add to our list for future opportunities. Send us a cover letter and resume below.

James Weekes 

Head of School

Mr. James is our teaching Head of School. With a background of teaching in International Schools with the Primary Years Program, Mr James is passionate on inspiring student questions and agency!

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+1 902-585-5000
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