Human Resources Philosophy 

HGS believes in attracting, professionally developing, and retaining the very best members of our faculty and staff. We do so by offering a competitive employment package which considers:

  • Salary
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Access to professional development
  • Excellent working conditions!
To ensure relevancy, we periodically benchmark our package with other public and independent schools within Nova Scotia. Doing so ensures that we are able to attract, hire, and retain the very best personnel for Halifax Grammar School. 

Positions Available 

Director of Advancement
Halifax Grammar School (HGS) is the leading independent, co-educational day school in Atlantic Canada. HGS welcomes 500 children from junior primary through grade 12, is a Canadian Accredited Independent School, and is Halifax’s only independent International Baccalaureate® World School. HGS 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 a lasting commitment to helping others. HGS is seeking a Director of Advancement. With the recent launch of the Engaging Excellence Capital Campaign to support the new One Grammar building construction—Nova Scotia’s largest- ever independent school capital project—it is an exciting time to join the leadership team at this vibrant school.
Reporting to the Headmaster, the Director of Advancement will be responsible for developing, managing, and implementing all aspects of the school’s communications and advancement goals. Working closely with the Admissions Officer, Communications Coordinator, Alumni & Events Coordinator, and Advancement Assistant you will provide leadership in marketing the Grammar brand and building and maintaining relationships with volunteers, donors, parents, alumni, and other key stakeholders in the Grammar community. Preparing and maintaining an advancement budget and developing, managing, and executing fundraising programs across the spectrum will be key elements of this leadership role. You will also lead the school’s marketing and communications strategy and act as a key ambassador in the community. Leading a team of talented professionals and committed volunteers, you will work collaboratively with stakeholders to enhance the school and further Grammar’s mission, values, and vision.
As the ideal candidate, you are collegial, energetic, and aspirational and your excellent leadership skills will allow you to successfully manage and motivate a small team of talented professionals. You have experience with development and advancement services, systems, and best practices. You have a positive attitude and your energy is contagious. You have the innate ability to build excitement and engage others in your goals. You have excellent judgement and can work with discretion on tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. Your superb communication and storytelling skills and passion for your work will enable you to develop new relationships and advance existing relationships on behalf of the school. Experience with and knowledge of marketing and communications in the non-profit sector will allow you to be successful in this role. You believe in the mission and vision of the independent school system, would be excited to play a leadership role in that system, and will lead the advancement portfolio at HGS with vision and a genuine drive to excel.
To learn more about this opportunity please contact Laura Godsoe at 902-421-7544, or submit your resume online at

Part-time childcare worker for an After School Program
Responsibilities include supervision of children ages 3 – 12, as well as the organization of, and participation in, student games, arts, and crafts.

Hours are from 2:45 pm to 5:45 pmMonday to Friday. Experience is an asset.

Interested candidates should provide a resume and cover letter to the following before September 20th, 2017:
Bernice Suitor, Director of the After School Program
Halifax Grammar School
5750 Atlantic Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Substitute/Supply Teachers
  • Teaching staff interested in substituting may forward a cover letter and resume to
  • We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

What Our Teachers Say


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    • Peter Beazley: Senior School Chemistry Teacher
“I completed my Master's Degree and then my Bachelor of Education Degree. I was considering undertaking a PhD, but I thought that if there was a teaching job that really appealed to me, I would do that rather do that -- and this was a job that I wanted.”

So began Peter Beazley’s career at the Halifax Grammar School, more than twenty years ago. Today, Peter teaches Senior School Chemistry and coaches the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He is known for inspiring a love of chemistry in his students.

"I relate things to movies they’ve seen, or something that is happening outside the window at that moment, or to historical events. I have an interest in environmentalism, so I bring that to it. I try to create a flow of topics that builds understanding.”

He still enjoys being part of the Grammar Experience, of which expectations are a key component.

"We prepare our students for university, yes, but they have to work for it. There are no marks for showing up. Students who are expected to achieve, do rise to the occasion, and achieve great results. These are students who are not solely focused on grades –- they play sports, they’re in the musical -– and they are still going to be ready for university.“
    • Ruth Gallupe: Prep School Teacher
Ruth Gallupe has been a Prep School teacher since 1989.

"After all of these years, I still love coming to work every day. The children arrive and they are so excited to be here, and their smiles are just the best start to my day. HGS is about shaping the well-balanced individual, with an ability to analyze and contribute to the world. This is truly a pleasure to work towards, day in and day out. The smaller class size allows me do that. At the younger levels, the parents tend to be very involved as well, and this of course enriches the program. HGS has exceptional teachers and it is a privilege to collaborate with them. There is a strong spirit of community, celebrating the children’s learning. All of these things contribute to the success of the school and the satisfaction of being a part of it."