About Us

At a Glance

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Steven Laffoley

    Steven Laffoley 

    Headmaster, Middle English
    (902) 423-9312

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ann Marie Kent

    Ann Marie Kent 

    Admissions Officer
    (902) 431-8550
  • Photo of Faith-Anne Kyle

    Faith-Anne Kyle 

    Admissions Assistant
    (902) 406-3001
  • Photo of Rui Nickerson

    Rui Nickerson 

    Admissions Assistant
    (902) 406-3001

Our Mission

Through excellence in education, we empower students with the capacity, character, and confidence to pursue their ideals and thrive in a dramatically changing and diverse world.
Established in 1958, the Halifax Grammar School is the leading independent, co-educational day school in Atlantic Canada.

At Grammar, we believe all students should discover their passions and develop their potential. Every day, we prepare students for university and life by developing confidence and independence through a balanced curriculum in academics, athletics, altruism, and the artsbecause when young people recognize their reason and purpose in life, they always make the world a better place.

Today’s Grammar School enrols 570 students in one campus from Junior Primary to Grade Twelve.

For a guided tour, or to arrange for your child to spend a day at the school, call our Admissions Assistant, Faith-Anne Kyle, at (902) 406-3001.

Our Values

  • A Pursuit of Excellence
  • A Passion for Learning
  • Commitment to Well-Roundedness
  • A Global Perspective
  • A Desire to Help Others—embedded in our motto
  • A Respect for Authenticity 

Strategic Plan 2019-2023

List of 4 items.

  • Priority #1: Enriching our Educational Program

    Enhance the school's academic programming; develop an integrated approach to student wellness; explore a self-funded supplementary English as an additional language offering; pilot an artist-in-residence program with a view to potentially expanding the concept to other areas.
  • Priority #2: Investing in Teaching Excellence

    Establish a Grammar Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence; improve our human resources system and infrastructure.
  • Priority #3: Harnessing the Power of our Grammar Community

    Develop parent-led and school-endorsed entrepreneurship and innovation activities for our students; Establish a parent/alumni-led and school-endorsed Speaker Series, Annual Career Day, and possible an Alumni mentorship program; increase philanthropic support of the School.
  • Priority #4: Increasing our Financial Capacity to Flourish

    Achieve and maintain the optimal student enrolment range; maintain predictable annual tuition increases of no more than a percentage or two above COLA; increase our endowment fund by $1-2 M; repay the school's debt as quickly as possible.

Life is a Journey

Tour our One Grammar campus


"Enter to Learn / Go Forth to Serve"