The Shambhala School is easily accessible from all areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Housed in the former Alexander McKay School building in the Hydrostone area of Halifax, the building was constructed in 1917. Spacious classrooms with plenty of natural light, hardwood floors, and natural wood doors and trim contribute to an aesthetically pleasing and healthy environment in which to learn. The elementary (grades p-5) and upper school (grades 6-12) are on separate floors.
The school also has a gymnasium with a stage that is used for theatrical productions and music performances, as well as for community events. Along with regular classrooms, there are also rooms dedicated to music, art, and aikido classes. Outside, the school has 2 playground areas with large shade trees, and an area currently under construction for a greenhouse.
A Greening of the Grounds committee promotes ongoing work to improve and continually upgrade the outdoor space in order to ensure an ecologically sensitive, safe and fun environment for students.