Applications are accepted year-round when spaces are available.
Entrance assessments are required for each student entering Grammar from Junior Primary to Grade Twelve and will be arranged after an application has been submitted. Currently, student assessments are virtual. Contact our Admissions Team to find out more.
Junior and Senior Primary
Assessments for Junior and Senior Primary begin in November each year.
Our Junior Primary students must be four years old by December 31st in the year they enrol. Senior Primary students must be five years old by December 31st in the year they enrol.
Junior Primary to Grade Four
Applicants from Junior Primary to Grade Four will be booked for individual assessments with our Prep School Head, Ms. Schindler.
Grade Five to Grade Twelve
Applicants will be booked for individual assessments with a member of our Admissions Team.
Students applying to Grade 8 and above, whose first language is not English, will be required to undertake English language assessments, at their own expense, as part of their application to Grammar.
If a student has completed their previous three years of study in a recognized, full-time English language program, and demonstrates appropriate English proficiency on the Grammar entrance assessment, they will not be required to complete a separate English language assessment. Students will be required to provide copies of their school reports for their application file.
Students who are required to undertake additional English language assessments, must:
submit an up to date IELTS score (taken within the past 6 months)*
take an interactive English language assessment with an EAL instructor designated by Halifax Grammar ($150 - 200)
*If a student has taken another recognized English language assessment within the past 6 months, it may be considered in place of the IELTS, in consultation with the Admissions Office.
For further details about admission requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.
Following the assessment, the school will call to arrange a meeting with the prospective student and parents with the Admissions Officer and appropriate faculty once the entrance assessments and submitted application information have been fully evaluated.
After all steps are complete, the school will send a letter confirming whether a placement is offered. If a space is offered, the family is asked to respond within two weeks to the Admissions Office accepting the space, with the enrolment deposit.