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Record #: BAR0009
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2021
Last Full Update: 12 Jun 2014


Located In Municipality of the District Barrington
Where To Find Us
536 Oak Park Rd, PO Box 40
Barrington Passage, NS B0W 1G0
Areas Served Municipality of the District Barrington


Phone 902-637-4310
Contact Cathy Breen, Principal; Email:
Alternate Contact Phobe Cameron, Vice-Principal; Email:
Mailing Address B0W 1E0
Fax 902-637-4320

Description & Services

Today Barrington Municipal High School has a student enrollment of over 700 students in grades 7 to 12. Approximately 100 students graduate from grade 12 each year. The students and staff of Barrington Municipal High feel the school is one of the most progressive in Nova Scotia. 
In the fall of 2001, the province announced BMHS as one of a group of schools listed for major renovations. This was followed in spring of 2003 by an announcement that the school would be replaced, scheduled to open in the fall of 2005. While planning went on and construction was awaited, the junior high section of the school was closed and boarded up, considered unsuitable for occupation. The junior high wing was the original school from 1958, as pictured at the top of this page. Six portable classrooms were installed in the courtyard between the junior high and the senior wing behind it, and the grade seven classes were held back in their elementary schools for two years, dropping our population on site to about 550. 
After the usual delays in site selection and construction, the new school opened for excited staff and students on the Easter weekend of April 2006. There was some sadness in leaving the old building and its history behind, but it had become unsuitable and too expensive to upgrade. The older site, as is the practice, will be turned over to the Municipality.
Eligibility Ages: 11 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
Grades 7 to 12

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