About Us

At a Glance

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  • Photo of Steven Laffoley

    Steven Laffoley 

    Head of School and Grade 5 English Teacher

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ann Marie Kent

    Ann Marie Kent 

    Director of Admissions
  • Photo of Faith-Anne Kyle

    Faith-Anne Kyle 

    Admissions Assistant
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    Rui Nickerson 

    Admissions Assistant
    (902) 406-3001


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 12.

For a guided tour, or to arrange for your child to spend a day at the school, email admissions@hgs.ns.ca

Strategic Plan 2023-2027

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  • Priority #1: Enriching our Educational Program

    Develop a new campus master plan to support future teaching and learning; pursue the implementation of the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and explore the Primary Years Program (PYP); strengthen programing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and programing in Environmentalism; improve access to student learning and well-being supports; explore the feasibility of summer offerings at the School; pilot an ‘innovator-in-residence’ program.
  • Priority #2: Investing in Teaching Excellence

    Increase and improve opportunities for professional growth for our faculty and staff; achieve greater diversity in our faculty and staff complement; explore the feasibility of creating a tutoring program that could be offered to Grammar students; continue to invest in teacher professional development.
  • Priority #3: Harnessing the Power of our Grammar Community

    Increase alumni engagement and parent engagement in school activities; pursue additional corporate/community engagement to offer mentoring, internships, or other experiential learning opportunities to students; develop a more robust onboarding and integration program for new Grammar families, including newcomers to Canada.
  • 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 philanthropic support of the School; repay the School’s debt as quickly as possible; develop a plan to diversify and increase revenue.

Life is a Journey

Tour our One Grammar campus

"Enter to Learn / Go Forth to Serve"