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The Grammar School

Striving for Excellence for 50 Years in a Public School World

By Paul W Bennett

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Series: Formac Illustrated History

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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.




Chapter 1: Thunderclap of Reform — The "Great Education Debate" Hits Halifax
Chapter 2: Out of the Whirlwind — Founding of the School
Chapter 3: Sticking to the Books — Early School Days
Chapter 4: The "Great Schism" and the Separation
Chapter 5: Weathering the Progressive Educational Storm
Chapter 6: Holding the Line — Defending Standards and Surviving the "Whole Language War"
Chapter 7: Whither Grammar? — Searching for Direction and Becoming an IB School
Chapter 8: "Running with Scissors" — Riding the Environment Wave
Epilogue: The Grammar School Outlook


Appendix A: School Founders and Mission
Appendix B: School Leadership — Headmasters and Board Chairs
Appendix C: Head Students, Alumni and Parent Chairs, 1962–2009
Appendix D: Faculty and Staff, 1958–2009
Appendix E: Student Award Winners, 1962 –2008



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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 31st July 2009
ISBN: 9780887808395
Format: 9in x 8.25in
Black and white illustrations

Binding: Hardback, 96 pages
Publication Date: 31st July 2009
ISBN: 9780887808715
Format: 9in x 8.25in

BISAC Code:, HIS006000
Imprint: Formac


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