The Grammar School: Striving for Excellence for 50 Years in a Public School World (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.

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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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"Formac has done an excellent job of making the book appealing to the eye. Hardly a page goes by without an image or two providing visual context for the narrative." (Dawn Henwood Chronicle Herald 2009-10-25)

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Published by Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, NS, Canada (2009)
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Book Description Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, NS, Canada, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. History of the Halifax Grammar School. Dustjacket is clean and bright. Previous owner has underlined parts of the text and wrote in the margins in pencil on several pages. Otherwise clean. Bookseller Inventory # 004473

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