About Us

Evangeline Middle School is a Grade 6,7,8 school with an enrollment of approximately 324 students. Our academic programs are enhanced by daily physical activity, instrumental music, literacy support, computer instruction and extracurriculars such as drama, art and athletics. Reading Advancement, Positive Participation, Exploratory activities, Adventure Education, School-Wide trips, and the Grade 8 Entrepreneurship Interdisciplinary Unit are unique educational opportunities provided by the EMS staff in an inclusive learning environment.


The staff, students and community of Evangeline Middle School, in accordance with the philosophy of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, share the responsibility to provide for individual, intellectual, physical and social growth within a secure environment.

Philosophy Statement

We, the staff, students and community of Evangeline Middle School, are philosophically committed to the goals of middle level education. We believe the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of students are priorities for our school. We believe students shall be involved in and share the responsibility for their learning. We believe all stakeholders have a responsibility to provide for these needs within a physically and psychologically secure environment. We believe programs which focus on the wholeness of learning should facilitate the transition from childhood to adulthood. We believe a wide variety of learning opportunities, both social and academic, are needed to develop sound minds and bodies.


The EMS school catchment area includes the communities of New Minas, Port Williams, Greenwich, White Rock, Canaan and North Kentville. Our feeder schools include New Minas Elementary and Port Williams Elementary. Both New Minas Elementary and Evangeline Middle School have French Immersion programs. Graduates from EMS attend Horton High School for grades nine through twelve.


Evangeline Middle School is located at 9387 Commercial Street, New Minas, NS,  in Kings County, Nova Scotia, in the village of New Minas. This village is the largest commercial district in the Annapolis Valley; it is often referred to as the Valley's 'shopping mecca' as it has a three kilometer stretch of stores and businesses. EMS is located at the east end of Commercial Street, near Lockhart Ryan Park and Ken-Wo Golf Course.