Admissions

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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ann Marie Kent

    Ann Marie Kent 

    Admissions Officer
    902-431-8550
  • Photo of Faith-Anne Kyle

    Faith-Anne Kyle 

    Admissions Assistant
    (902) 406-3001
  • Photo of Rui Nickerson

    Rui Nickerson 

    Admissions Assistant
    (902) 406-3001
Interested in Grammar?
Please contact our office (902-406-3001 or admissions@hgs.ns.ca) to be connected with an admissions associate who can guide you through the process.

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Step One: Complete and submit an application form

    Apply early! Grades can often be full from year to year. It is not unusual to apply more than one year ahead.

    A complete application consists of:
    • A completed application form.
    • A non-refundable $125 application fee (CAD).
    • Copies of school reports from the current and previous school year.
    • A Teacher Reference Form completed by a current teacher of the applicant and submitted directly by the teacher to the school in a sealed envelope.
    • Any other pertinent information, awards, certificates, assessments which you feel will assist us in making the best educational decision for your child.
    PLEASE NOTE: To create an account, the Date of Birth format must be MM/DD/YYYY. 
  • Step Two: Schedule an appointment for an entrance assessment

    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 

    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. 

    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 admissions@hgs.ns.ca for further information.
  • Step Three: Arrange for a follow-up meeting

    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.

    To find out about the status of your application, email admissions@hgs.ns.ca.
  • Step Four: Respond to an offer of acceptance.

    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.