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 

Manager of Advancement

Halifax Grammar School (HGS) invites applications for the full-time position of Manager of Advancement.
The Manager of Advancement will work closely with the Admissions Officer, Communications Coordinator, and Alumni & Events Coordinator and report directly to the Headmaster.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated success in fundraising for a not-for-profit organization. Experience in a school environment would be an asset. The Manager will oversee a small office of talented staff, manage all aspects of the school’s communications and community relations, develop and support marketing plans and programs, and work to establish and realize fundraising goals. The salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates may forward a cover letter and resume by 4:00 pm, October 18, 2017, to Steven Laffoley, Headmaster, Halifax Grammar School, 945 Tower Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 2Y2, or via email to Please quote MOA10182017 – W in the subject line. We will be reviewing resumes upon receipt.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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


Who to Contact

    • 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."