Classroom Caps

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 Regional School Board for September 30, 2017 is as follows:​

  • There are 234 classes from Grade Primary to Grade 2: 1.3% (3 Classes) are over Cap
  • There are 241 classes from Grade 3 to Grade 6: 1.2% (3 Classes) are over Cap
  • There are 206 Classes from Grade 7 to Grade 9: 1.5% (3 Classes) are over Cap
  • There are 884 classes from Grade 10 to Grade 12: 0.2% (2 Classes) are over Cap
  • There are 1,565 classes in CCRSB: 0.7% (11 Classes) of CCRSB classrooms are over Cap.

For a more detailed breakdown of Class Caps by school please refer to the document below.

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