204 Duke Street / P.O. Box 440 Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0 Phone: 902-275-2720 · E-mail: cams@ssrce.ca

We respectfully acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) People first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources, but instead recognized Mi’kmaw and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.


On behalf of the staff of Chester Area Middle School, we wish everyone a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable summer! The first day of school for students is Tuesday, September 6th. Please check our website regularly throughout the summer for any updates.



Jay Thomas, principal

Chester Area Middle School

Here are the school supply lists for 2022/23:

Summer Water Safety Tips

We wish everyone a safe and happy summer, and hope that the weather is great so everyone is able to hit the beach! Here are a few water safety tips for the summer:

  • Make sure you swim in water that is not too deep for you

  • Swim with friends and swim close to the shore.

  • Don't dive head-first in water that you don't know (there could be rocks!)

If you are going out in a boat, make sure your equipment is working properly, that you have the proper safety equipment, check the weather, bring your cell phone and a radio, and wear a life jacket.

SchoolCash Online is our preferred method of payment for school fees, including everything from field trips to yearbooks to lunches. You are now able to sign-up for SchoolCash Online by clicking on the logo. See below for the June cafeteria menu!

Donate Now - CAMS Thanks You For Your Support!

Click to make a donation to one of the following school programs: CAMS Library, Athletics, Breakfast Program or Lunch Program (please specify in the message box).