About Us


Amherst Regional High School

Principal: Aaron Stubbert

Vice-Principal:  Patricia Dewar

Vice-Principal: Chris King-Tower



190 Willow Street

Amherst NS

B4H 3W5

Phone: (902) 661-2540

Fax: (902) 661-2535





ARHS Fall Sports Tryouts/Updates:

ARHS Fall Sports Tryouts/Updates:
Soccer tryouts for both Girls and Boys will begin on Tuesday Sept 6th from 3:30-5pm.
Additional tryouts are: Wednesday Sept 7th 3:30-5pm (both girls and boys), Thursday Sept 8th 3:30-5 (girls only) and Friday Sept 9th 3:30-5(boys only)
Baseball tryouts are scheduled for Sept 6th, 7th, and 8th from 3:15-5 at Robb's Field.
Golf and Cross-country will begin soon.
Stay tuned. Go Vikings!

ARHS 2022-23 Start Up

Attention Vikings!
See below information for all ARHS students.
Tuesday September 6th:
Students should not arrive prior to 8:00am, as this is when the doors will be opened.
The academic wings will be locked for student access until 8:25am.
Buses will arrive at their assigned drop off and pick up times.
Grade 10-12 students: Students will arrive at ARHS and by the 8:40am bell will report to their first period on DAY A (as indicated on PowerSchool) as their homeroom for start-up information. Those students without a class first period will be assigned a homeroom, as indicated on PowerSchool. Administration will be available in the atrium to help direct students to the correct locations.
Grade 9 students: Students will wait in the main atrium on their first day until the 8:40am morning bell. They will then be ushered into the Susan Taylor Theatre with Administration, where they will receive a welcome message and meet their homeroom teachers. First period will be spent with their homeroom teachers for an orientation and receive a hard copy of their schedule.
Go Vikings!

2021 Exam Information and Schedule

Please see attached documents with information about Exam processes and schedules.

Welcome back!

Dear ARHS Families:

We at Amherst Regional High School hope you and your family are enjoying a safe summer. School is back in session on September 8, and after almost 6 months apart, we are excited to welcome you back.

With COVID-19 rates at low levels, students will return to school following the full opening model outlined in Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan. To learn more about the plan, please visit www.novascotia.ca/backtoschool.

We know you have a lot of questions. We do not have all the answers yet, and the answers we give now may change depending on the health of Nova Scotians. If conditions change, our approach will change, including a possible move to either a blended learning model or at-home learning model. The direction to move to a different learning model will be given by Public Health as they assess COVID-19. Should this happen, we will let you know as soon as possible.

As you may have already heard, there are some key changes coming to school in September. This includes:

  • Mask use for all students who ride a school bus.
  • Mask use for all students in grades 4 to 12 and all staff, when they are unable to physically distance
  • Enhanced cleaning in our schools
  • Increased handwashing and sanitizing as students enter and exit school and throughout the day.

While these measures will become commonplace in schools across our province, I want to provide you more details about what your child’s day will look like for this year in the attached PDF document called, Back to School 2020-21 Information Sheet. Please review this important document as it does highlight significant changes you and your family should be aware of for the upcoming school year.

I will be sharing more Amherst Regional High School specific updates before September 8th. Also, I  will be sharing more information on any specific programming changes, schedule changes, food services, school routines, day to day operations and important dates.

We realize there is a lot of information about new routines and changes. But, there are some things that haven’t changed. We are still committed to providing the best education and support for your child. Our school will continue to be a welcoming space where we focus on positive relationships between students and staff. When you are talking to your child about coming back to school, please let them know we are excited to see them again.

Working together, we can all help students feel safe and supported when they return to school. Let’s keep the lines of communication open to make this a positive year. Please reach out if you have specific questions or concerns.


Aaron Stubbert


Amherst Regional High School


Cumberland Supports during COVID-19 Pandemic

Please see the attchaed document for local Cumberland Supports during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Exams January 2020

Please see attached information and exam schedule.


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