Class Caps

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Class Caps define the maximum number of students enrolled in a classroom. They are provincially mandated.

A Soft Cap is defined as the stated cap number. A Hard Cap is defined as the stated cap number plus 2. The Class Caps (by grade levels) are as follows:

Grades Primary to 2 – soft cap of 20, hard cap of 22
Grades 3 to 6 - soft cap of 25, hard cap of 27
Grades 7 to 9 - soft cap of 28, hard cap of 30
Grades 10 to 12 - soft cap of 30, hard cap of 32

A Class Cap may be exceeded because of school capacity or exceptional circumstances. Information on Class Caps in the Chignecto Central Region for September 30, 2021 is as follows:

There are 222 classes from Grade Primary to Grade 2: 0% (0 Classes) are over Cap
There are 235 classes from Grade 3 to Grade 6: .04% (.1 Classes) are over Cap
There are 253 classes from Grade 7 to Grade 9: 0% (0 Classes) are over Cap
There is one class over cap from Grade 10 to 12 in CCRCE

For a more detailed breakdown of Class Caps by school please click here.
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