Welcome from the Headmaster

Step 1: Visit Grammar

Information on all aspects of the school and the student experience can be reviewed on our website. For a print copy of our Viewbook, please contact the Admissions Office and a package will be mailed to you.

Families have several options and are invited to take advantage of the following:

  • Attend an event such as Open House, school sports tournaments, cultural arts presentations, off-site fairs, and other Admissions events.
  • Visit and tour the school with Student Ambassadors and/or senior staff. Tours are available year round. Please contact Admissions for an appointment.
  • Attend a day of classes. Prospective students can spend a day with a compatible student mentor assigned by the Head of the school division being visited.

Step 2: Complete and Submit an Application Form

Apply early! Often grades can 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.
Fill out an Application 
PLEASE NOTE: To create an account, the Date of Birth format must be MM/DD/YYYY.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment for an Entrance Assessment

Entrance assessments are required for each student entering HGS from Junior Primary to Grade Twelve. Tests 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.

Campus tours and entrance assessments may also be scheduled individually, by appointment.

Entrance Assessments are scheduled individually by appointment, through the Admissions Office at 902-406-3001.

Step 4: 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 Senior Faculty once the entrance assessments and submitted application information have been fully evaluated.

Step 5: 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.
PLEASE NOTE: To create an account, the Date of Birth format must be MM/DD/YYYY.

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I took biology at Grammar, and one of the topics we covered was neurobiology. That was the first time I learned I had a passion for studying the brain. I took up that commitment in university and now I’m doing an honours project in neuroscience. I’m really thankful to the Grammar School for helping me reach that epiphany of realizing this passion.

-Michael Song '09