A Private University Preparatory School

Welcome to the King's View Academy website! Please take a moment to look around and learn how we provide a truly student-centered, university-preparatory program for our students.

Grades 7-12

KVA is a private, university preparatory school with specialized partnerships in dance, music, drama, visual and graphics arts, and athletics. We also provide suitable educational experiences for gifted and talented students.

Individualized Programs

KVA creates individual programs for all students, incorporating academics and specialty programs (dance, music, athletics, enrichment) effectively.

Instruction to Self-Direction Continuum

Developing and supporting self-direction prepares students to learn effectively in post-secondary education. In addition, self-direction helps each student focus on only on his or her learning needs at any moment and maximizing the potential to learn.

Flexible Enrollment and Scheduling

KVA creates programs responsible to individual students' needs regardless of academic and specialty programs.


1649 Brunswick Street, Suite # 101, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2G3, CANADA

Summer School 2017 - July 4 to August 10

King's View Academy Summer School runs from July 4 (Tuesday) until August 10 (Thursday), 4 days per week, 3 hours per morning (9am until noon each day). With the exception of the first week, summer school runs Monday to Thursday each week.

Academic - mornings

Within the summer school we offer junior high and high school courses, which are transferrable to other schools, and directed study programs (based on students' needs and goals - to be planned with KVA administration).

Open Programs - afternoons

Afternoons, after academic summer school sessions, KVA offers other programs as well, from art to drama to yoga to music and everything between.

Current Open Programs

YOGA: Crystal MacDonald is offering a six week Arts and Yoga program this summer for children/youth to attend with a family member, friend or caregiver, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at Kings View Academy. She is also offering a Hatha yoga class twice a week for six weeks.  Anyone attending Yoga sessions is required to bring their own yoga mat.  If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check out Crystal's poster here.  Congratulations to Crystal for recently completing the requirements and becoming a RYS 200hr Yoga Teacher.

Early Bird Deals
Arts and Yoga classes: 2 classes a week for 6 weeks $100 until June 21st( $120 after June 21st)
Hatha Yoga classes2 classes a week for 6 weeks. $100 until June 21st ($120 after June 21st)
Hatha yoga classes 1 class per week for 6 weeks $50 until June 21st ($60 after June 21st)

DRAMA: Have you ever wanted to put on a play in a short amount of time? Summa Drama is the program for you! Over 5 two-hour rehearsals and a dress rehearsal on Day 6 (hour 1 we put on a short show, hour 2 is a “by invitation only” performance.) Maximum 12 participants. Cost $200. If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DEBATE: Do you think you're always right? Prove it! The Great Debate is designed as an introductory workshop to prepare students for more advanced work in the fall or later in the summer. The basics of the three most common debate styles will be offered. There will also be plenty of opportunity for students to participate in practice debates with each other. 5 classes, 2.5 hours in length. Maximum 12 participants. Cost $200. If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CREATIVE WRITING: Are you a story-teller still looking for your writing voice? The Write Hot Summer is for you. Over four three hour sessions you will participate in exercises and activities that will help you discover that voice and tell your stories. Sound your barbaric YAWP over the rooftops of Halifax! Maximum 8 participants. Cost $200. If you are interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INTRODUCTION to MUSIC THEORY: This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write musical notation. Pitch, rhythm, intervals, scales, clefs, form, meter, phrases and cadences will be covered, and students should be able to understand the basic mechanics of music by the end of the course. Students working at more advanced levels are also welcome; each student will be encouraged to work at his/her own pace. This course is an excellent for anyone looking to enhance general understanding of music, for students studying an instrument, for students preparing for Royal Conservatory examinations or for those students hoping to take a university entrance audition for music. Required materials: Mark Sarnecki, Elementary Music Rudiments: BASIC, INTERMEDIATE or ADVANCED (students with no experience should choose Basic). View the cover here
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Currently we are inviting those who would like to offer a program through KVA to contact us.

Click here to view the current KVA Summer School 2017 Afternoon Program schedule.

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