Access to educational facilities is important to any new residents moving into a community. Newcomers like to be in easy reach of facilities including elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions. Many individuals may be attracted to a community solely upon the number of high-calibre educational amenities.

Children-Elementary and Secondary Schools

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador offers free public education to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents less than 18 years of age. Parents of children are responsible for school supplies and school uniforms.

Registration for elementary and secondary schools usually takes place several months prior to the school year. In order to register, an individual must contact the particular school their child wishes to attend and find out all the registration details. Certain schools may charge a administration fee for the registration of a child.

The town of Grand Falls-Windsor offers residents easy access to both elementary and secondary schools. Most children start their schooling at the age of 5 in the province where they begin at Kindergarten level. In the kindergarten level, children attend 5 days of either morning of afternoon classes. As a child gets older, they will continue to attend elementary school grade 1 (age 6) to Grade 6 (age 12). Junior High or Intermediate school is from Grade 7-Grade 9 (ages 13-15). The last school system to complete is High School and it includes Grade 10-12 (ages 16-18). All elementary and secondary schools in Grand Falls-Windsor are administrated by the Nova Central School District.

There are a number of different schooling options available in Grand Falls-Windsor. A child may enter a public, English, French Immersion, Francophone or Private Institution. Those parents that may want to home school can also have that option in this province.


Woodland Primary (Kindergarten-Grade 3)

Woodland Primary is committed to children and life-long learning by creating effective educational experiences and partnerships that reflect the needs of learners, this is their mission. Woodland Primary, formally known as Grand Falls Academy Primary School, has approximately 410 children enrolled yearly with about 24 teachers. This school has been established since 1975 and continues to maintain academic excellence.

Woodland offers children the following services:

  • English Classes
  • French Immersion
  • Special/Supportive Services
  • Guidance Counselling

Contact Information

Woodland Primary
18A St. Catherine Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1V8

Telephone: (709) 489-4373

Website: www.k12.nf.ca/woodland/

Sprucewood Academy (Kindergarten-Grade 6)

Sprucewood Academy serves approximately 375 students and a staff of 24 teachers and 6 support staff. All staff members are very qualified and dedicated to their roles as teachers.

This school offers children the following programs:

  • English Classes
  • Special/Supportive Services
  • Guidance Counselling

Contact Information

Sprucewood Academy
26 Price's Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2B 1C9

Telephone: (709) 489-2127

Website: www.swa.k12.nf.ca

Millcrest Academy (Grade 4-6)

Millcrest Academy is a school that is extremely active in the areas of curriculum, technology and special student programs. As stated on their website, Millcrest celebrates a culture of harmony, exemplified by individuals, high expectations, personal growth and global responsibilities.

This school offers the following:

  • English Classes
  • French Immersion
  • Special/Supportive Services
  • Guidance Counselling

Contact Information

Millcrest Academy
1 St.Catherine Street
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1V7

Telephone: (709) 489-3805

Website: www.mca.k12.nf.ca

Exploits Valley Intermediate (Grade 7-9)

Exploits Valley Intermediate's vision is one of a safe and caring community where everyone works together to help students reach their full potential. As their website states, Exploits Valley Intermediate recognizes the uniqueness of the individual, and is committed to the development of the whole student as a life long learner by providing a safe, caring, respectful, and challenging learning environment.

The school's vision: "Exploits Valley Intermediate is a safe and caring community where everyone works together to help students reach their full potential"-Glen Harnum, School Principal 2008. Exploit Valley Intermediate is a school of approximately 450 students in grades 7, 8, and 9. The school offers the full provincial curriculum as well as a French Immersion stream. In addition to the academic courses, they offer choices such as Art, Home Economics, Technology and Industrial Arts. They also have a strong physical education/sports and music program. There are 3 bands and a choir; they have a lunch time Intramural Program and several school varsity sports teams for males and females. Their facilities include 18 classrooms, 2 science labs, 2 technology labs, 1 large gymnasium, 1 art room, 1 Fabrication room and 1 Home Economics Lab.

Contact Information

Exploits Valley Intermediate
19 Greenwood Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1S6

Telephone: (709) 489-5608

Website: www.evi.k12.nf.ca

Exploits Valley High (Grade 10-12)

Exploits Valley High boasts a caring, respectful, and innovative learning community, committed to excellence in individual growth and development. There are approximately 26 staff members at the school teaching courses such as math, language arts, wood working, computer technology, social studies, art, physics, biology, chemistry, workplace safety, music, physical education and art.

Exploits Valley High offers:

  • English Classes
  • French Immersion
  • French Classes
  • Special/Support Services
  • Guidance Counselling

Contact Information

Exploits Valley High
392 Grenfell Heights
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1T6

Telephone: (709) 489-4374

Website: www.evh.k12.nf.ca