Tallahassee Community School was first opened in January 1992. It is one of two junior elementary schools (P – 4) serving the Eastern Passage, Cow Bay and Shearwater area of Nova Scotia. In 2018 the grade four classes were moved to Seasde Elementary. In September 2019 the school opened two pre-primary classes with 39 students.
With a growing community population, 460 with an approximate enrollment of 260 English students (P-4) and 200 French immersion students (P – 3) in 2014. There are 21 classrooms and two Learning Center classrooms. We offer a school-based free breakfast program which operates Monday-Friday with an average of 340 participants per day. There is a large portion of the student population which is bussed to the school, with the balance either transported by parents and caregivers or walking.
Tallahassee Community School is a two story brick building which is well maintained and was largely restored after severe damage suffered in Hurricane Juan. Both of our playgrounds have recently been upgraded for safety, as well there is an elevator to assist our special needs population. There is ample parking available at Tallahassee Community School as it is attached to a Halifax Regional Municipality public recreation center, which is used by the community at large.