About Us


Hear from our Teachers

"I'm proud of the work we do and the high standards we uphold at Grammar. Our kids leave here with a real sense of worth, and I'm privileged to be a part of that."

- Ms. Karla Silver, Senior School Art Teacher
"The passion and dedication among our staff is truly next to none, and I’m inspired to watch teachers go above and beyond daily to give children the best education possible."

- Ms. Jane Messenger, Grade One Teacher

Working at Grammar

At Grammar, we believe it takes a team of passionate and dedicated faculty and staff to inspire the next generation of leaders. Our employees play an integral role in creating and sustaining a vibrant, inclusive, and caring Grammar community.

To ensure relevancy, we periodically benchmark our package with other public and independent schools within Nova Scotia. Doing so ensures that we are able to attract, hire, and retain the very best personnel for Grammar. Compensation packages include competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and access to professional development opportunities.

Positions will be posted as they become available. However, individuals interested in joining our team are invited to send their resume to careers@hgs.ns.ca at any time.

Positions Available

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  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher

    Grammar invites applicants for an experienced Social Studies teacher to join our Middle School Team for a full-time teaching position, beginning August 24, 2021.
    We are seeking a dedicated and inspiring educator to join our Middle School team. This educator will have a broad knowledge of social studies curriculum innovations, including differentiated instructional strategies and assessment practices. They can plan, organize and implement dynamic instructional programming in an engaging and innovative learning environment. They must have exceptional communication skills and be confident users of technology. Finally, this individual must be a collaborative team player. The desire to actively contribute to co-curricular activities and be part of the Grammar school community is essential.

    • Bachelor of Education Degree with a focus on Social Studies
    • Nova Scotia Teaching Licence (or equivalent).
    • 3-5 years of experience teaching at the middle school level.
    Knowledge & Experience:
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills;
    • Excellent curriculum planning experience, including support of interdisciplinary learning opportunities;
    • Strong background in social studies;
    • Ability to use a wide variety of teaching and assessment strategies to meet the learning needs of all students;
    • Ability to integrate technology to enhance learning, including experience with the Google Apps for Education suite as an asset;
    • Commitment to lifelong learning;
    • Knowledge of the IB curriculum and the independent school environment would be definite assets;
    • Desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment.
    Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume by April 23, 2021, to the Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to careers@hgs.ns.ca. Please quote MSSS2021-W in your subject line. 
    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Substitute/Supply Teachers

    Teaching staff interested in substituting may forward a cover letter and resume to careers@hgs.ns.ca. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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