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Education | Atlantic Canada

Halifax Grammar School

Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Halifax Grammar School is an independent co-education day school in Halifax, NS. The redevelopment of the campus provided an addition and renovation to its existing building. Every square foot of the School now offers a setting for learning. By seamlessly blending the classic revival architecture of the Tower Road School with a new and modern facility, the Halifax Grammar School has become a unique and innovative learning environment for the teachers, students and surrounding community.

The design includes varied learning environments throughout the school and within the instructional spaces. The key design features include an activity commons, a landscaped outdoor courtyard, an interior library courtyard, rooftop patio and a large gymnasium and theatre. The central theme remains focused on inspiring and motivating students to embrace learning; to pique their curiosity, challenge their intellects and to enjoy the rich social milieu of the school experience. The siting, form and massing of the addition were all carefully considered to accentuate the beauty of the original school, while providing new light filled learning spaces for everyone.