In keeping with the historic heritage of King's-Edgehill School, Convocation Hall, built circa 1860, is renowned as Canada's first library museum building. Restored in 1993, the Honourable A. Gordon Cooper Library, housed within Convocation Hall, won the Heritage Trust Building Award in Nova Scotia for conserving its exquisite architectural features, which include Romanesque windows, stepped buttresses of the Decorated Gothic period, dentilled cornices of the Classical Revival era, and small interior columns and a hammer-beamed ceiling reminiscent of medieval English churches of the Norman period. This grand stone edifice accommodates an eighty-foot oak ceiling, spiral iron staircases, carved plaster corbels and a small stage for public speaking and debating competitions. Within this elegant setting, students are furnished with all the tools of learning, access to the latest computer technology and to the more traditional fare comprising a rich collection of some 14,000 books.

In addition to functioning as an information resource centre, the library provides a gathering place for many varied events such as clubs, debating competitions and boarding activities, as well as the writing of SAT and International Baccalaureate examinations. At various times throughout the year and particularly In the summer months, the facility is also available for conventions, ESL summer school programmes and conferences.
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KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.

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King's-Edgehill School
33 King's-Edgehill Lane
Windsor, Nova Scotia
B0N 2T0 Canada
Phone: (902) 798-2278
kesinfo@kes.ns.ca

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King's-Edgehill School is a coeducational boarding and day school for grades 6 through 12, located in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada.