Senior School: Grades 10-12
The Halifax Grammar School is recognized as the leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Atlantic Canada, offering the full IB Diploma Program. Our curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements of the Nova Scotia Department of Education. While other Nova Scotia schools offer the IB Program, Grammar secures the largest number of IB diplomas and registers the best academic results at university. The graduating classes receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in university scholarship offers annually.Arts (Visual Arts, Media Arts, Music, and Drama)
Opportunities for creative expression are available as part of the curriculum and outside of the classroom. Students can study visual art as part of the IB Program and, each year, produce incredible projects ranging from sculpture to painting, photography, metalwork, and fashion design. A school-wide art show is held each spring, featuring pieces from students at all grade levels.
In media arts, students have the opportunity to study experimental filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, narrative fictional filmmaking, and webpage design. An annual film gala and awards night is held each year.
Instrumental band is available to students up to Grade 12 as a classroom elective and extra-curricular opportunity. Students perform in our concert bands, jazz bands, and smaller ensembles, and as part of the Senior School musical.
Each year, the Senior School produces a Broadway-style musical. Recent favourites include Grease, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, and Newsies.
The physical education program combines physical education and wellness classes with a wide variety of competitive sports. Grammar competes in the Nova Scotia public school league, as well as with other independent schools.
All Senior School students participate in community service—consistent with IB Diploma requirements—in the areas of creativity, action, and service. Students also have opportunities to be involved in altruism outside of Canada, such as the Habitat for Humanity trip to Guatemala.