We believe that experiencing our classes in action and asking questions are the best ways to learn about our school. We invite you to complete the following form in order to receive information about our application process. Please complete as much information as possible so that we may contact you with the appropriate follow-up information. You may also contact our office (902-406-3001 or email@example.com) to be connected with an admissions associate who can guide you through the process.
NOTE: Information on all aspects of the school and the student experience can be reviewed on our website. For a print copy of our Viewbook, please contact the Admissions Office and a package will be mailed to you.
Families have several options and are invited to take advantage of the following:
Attend an event such as Open House, school sports tournaments, cultural arts presentations, off-site fairs, and other Admissions events.
Visit and tour the school with Student Ambassadors and/or senior staff. Tours are available year round. Please contact Admissions for an appointment.
Attend a day of classes. Prospective students can spend a day with a compatible student mentor assigned by the Head of the school division being visited.
Entrance assessments are required for each student entering Grammar from Junior Primary to Grade Twelve. Assessments can be administered on-site or couriered to a qualified teacher if the student lives at a distance such that travel to the school would be inconvenient.
Junior and Senior Primary
"Meet and greet" assessment visits for Junior and Senior Primary begin in November each year.
Our Junior Primary students must be:
three years old by the date they begin the program; or
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.
Grade One to Grade Four
Applicants from Grade One to Grade Four are invited to spend a half day or full day with students in their current grade. A portion of the visit involves individual assessment activities with the Head of Prep School.
Grade Five to Grade Twelve
Applicants are invited for individual entrance assessments, scheduled at their convenience, through the Admissions Office. Contact 902-406-3001 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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 place will be 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.
Halifax Grammar School is the leading independent, co-educational day school in Atlantic Canada. From Junior Primary through Grade 12, the Halifax Grammar School is an environment where passionate teachers challenge students to develop confidence through independence, where coaches and advisors encourage students to pursue excellence through effort, and where a community fosters in students a lasting commitment to helping others.