The Grammar School

Striving for Excellence for 50 Years in a Public School World

by Paul W Bennett

The first book to chronicle the history of the Halifax Grammar School

Dissatisfied with the state of in public education, a small group of Halifax parents and university professors banded together in September 1958 to found a school of their own. Paul Bennett tells the story of the Halifax Grammar School in this illustrated history. Bennett describes the many larger-than-life personalities and the ebbs and flows of the school¿s development over the past fifty years.
In recent years the School has enjoyed a resurgence, expanding to acquire the historic Tower Road School, and doubling in student population. This illustrated book explores how the Grammar School has influenced education in Nova Scotia by challenging the standards and practice and offering an alternative to the public system.

About the Author

Paul W Bennett

PAUL W. BENNETT specializes in Canadian educational history and the politics of school reform. He is an author of Canadian history textbooks, with an extensive career in Canadian independent school education. Bennett served as headmaster of the Halifax Grammar School between 2005 - 2009.

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