Our School

Welcome to Whycocomagh Education Centre.

Here at Whycocomagh Education Centre we have students from grades primary to eight with an enrollment of 165 students. Currently our school is involved in a provincial initiative called “School Accreditation”. Beginning the process in 2007, we determined what the school’s greatest needs are and we have worked to improve in those areas over a four year period. We received our Provincial Accreditation status in May 2011. We are now working on identifying areas where we can improve over the next two or three years.

At WEC we strive to achieve Academic Excellence and we incorporate environmental initiatives in our curriculum as often as we can. We follow the recycling and composting guidelines for the County; we try to keep our school yard free of litter; students are involved in a flower planting/beautifying project every spring and our students also have the benefit of other programs in our school which further enhances our environmental initiatives.

Our school offers Core French, Core Mi'kmaq and Core Gaelic language programs to students in grades four to eight. We have a number of sports teams: soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, table tennis, track and softball. We have a school drama club as well as many other opportunities and groups in which students can share their skills and talents.

Whycocomagh Education Centre is located on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes surrounded by mountains. Canada Geese, along with other birds, are seen often on the Lake and eagles are often sited in the trees around the school grounds.


  • School mission/vision statement

 Students  learn  on  the  basis  of  different  learning  styles  and within  the  context  of  their values, beliefs and  customs.  Opportunities  for  interaction,  modelling  and  hands-on activities contribute to student learning.


  • School profile

Population:  165 students

Grades Primary - 8

Course and program offerings: all English Multi-subjects P-8, Core Gaelic 4-8, Core French 4-8, Core Mi'kmaq 4-8.