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 

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.

Part-time English/Social Studies teacher 
The Halifax Grammar School (HGS) is seeking a part-time English/Social Studies teacher for a term position.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our English and History departments. Moreover, not only should they strive for excellence in teaching but should be comfortable with current approaches to teaching and learning. They will also be committed to the co-curricular program of the school. 
The successful candidate will have, as a minimum, a Bachelor of Education degree, and a Bachelor of Arts with English or History as a Major. Knowledge of an independent school environment, and experience in drama productions would be a definite asset.
Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume, to Steven Laffoley, Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to Please quote 2019ENGLISHSS-W in the subject line.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Head of Prep School 

Founded in 1958 with an ambitious commitment to “achieve excellence,” The Halifax Grammar School – a CAIS and independent International Baccalaureate® World School – now welcomes more than 500 children from Junior Primary through Grade Twelve in an environment where passionate teachers challenge eager students to develop knowledge and skill, confidence and independence in four pillars: Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Altruism.
In September 2018, Grammar opened its doors to a new single campus, an extraordinary facility of light, space, and character that has already motivated its faculty, staff, and students to explore exciting new ways to achieve excellence.
In this inspired moment of the School’s rich history, Grammar now seeks a new Head of Prep School.
Encompassing students from Junior Primary through Grade Four, the Prep School offers a compelling space where children are embraced and challenged by a talented faculty to explore, discover, and learn.
Reporting to the Headmaster and serving as a member of the School Management Team, the Prep School Head oversees all aspects of daily Prep School operations and provides accountable and responsive leadership to Prep faculty and students, while shaping a strong sense of Prep School community within the Grammar School community as a whole. As the academic leader of this formative division, the Prep School Head is knowledgeable about innovative curriculum and teaching methodologies based in contemporary science and research and creates a collaborative culture of teachers, who feel inspired and empowered to educate young people. As well, the Prep School Head develops authentic, lasting relationships with community members while providing voice for the School’s vision, values, and mission. In short, the Head of Prep School provides visible, inspirational, and engaged leadership.
The ideal candidate will have a proven record in independent schools, demonstrating experience leading a community of outstanding teachers. The ideal candidate will also have substantive resume of educational experiences and academic credentials relative to innovation in curriculum and teaching methodologies. Finally, the ideal candidate will possess the organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills necessary to lead teachers and students to exciting new expressions of excellence in the Prep School.
If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Erica Armstrong or Laura Godsoe at 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at:

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."