Location of NISEP Schools

The Newfoundland & Labrador English School District consists of more than 250 schools, approximately 67,000 students, and 8000 teaching and support staff.

The capital city of St. John’s is known as “The City of Legends.” The city’s modern history dates back to the 1500s, making it the oldest European settled city in North America.

NISEP Schools Within the Metro Area

A number of the schools are located in the capital city of St. John’s. Today the population of the greater St. John’s area is between 250,000 – 300,000, while the provincial population is 527,000. The metro region includes Mount Pearl (population near 25,000) and Conception Bay South (population near 25,000) both of which are very close to the city of St. John’s.

Schools Outside of the Metro Area

In addition, a number of schools are located in rural communities outside the city. These communities include Corner Brook (population 20,000) Deer Lake (population 5,000), Pasadena (population 3,300), and Stephenville (population 6,700) on the West Coast, Bay Roberts (population 5,400), Carbonear (population 4,700), Placentia (population 3,900), Clarenville (population 33,000) on the Avalon peninsula, and Gander (population 11,000) and Grand Falls (population 14,000) in central Newfoundland.


Our School District, Schools, Administrators and Teachers have been recognized for leadership, teaching excellence, and research through awards from:

  • Network of Innovative Schools – Industry Canada
  • Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence – Government of Canada
  • Principal of the Year Award – Canadian Association of Principals
  • School Leadership in Technology and Innovation Award – Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards Association
  • Award for Educational Research – Canadian Education Association – Whitworth
  • Canadian School Volunteer Program Award
  • School Leadership Awards – Readers’ Digest Foundation
  • Conference Board of Canada