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.