• Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: March 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Who Are We?

The Armbrae Academy education experience encompasses not only the pursuit of academic excellence but also the formation of character and values. Our Be Kind, Work Hard philosophy underpins everything we do as we strive to develop and nurture balanced and principled students.

Armbrae Academy was founded in 1887 and is a co-educational PreK to grade 12 University preparatory school with 265 students. Armbrae offers a structured but informal atmosphere that provides students an opportunity to form close relationships with peers and teachers. Armbrae is a member in good standing of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) and is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Early Childhood Development for Nova Scotia to grant the Nova Scotia high school leaving certificate.

We are looking for experienced, skilled and innovative teachers who can inspire our students. You are actively engaged in planning, implementing and assessing student learning in your area of study. You have a demonstrated ability to differentiate instructional practices for a diverse community of learners. Your passion for teaching includes a commitment to the co-curricular life of the school.

We are seeking applicants for the following teaching positions. All positions are full-time and will begin at the end of August 2020:

Physical Education – Primary – Grade 6 Physical Education – Grades 7 – 12
Math – Intermediate – Grades 7 – 10
General Science – Intermediate – Grades 7 – 10 Physics – Senior – Grades 11 &12EAL – Grades 7 – 12 (includes managing the Homestay Program)
English (Grades 11 & 12)/Drama (Primary – 6, Grade 10)

We are seeking applicants for the following part-time teaching position to begin at the end of August 2020: Art – Primary – Grade 6


  • Relevant university qualifications preferably at the graduate level.
  • A member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Office of Teacher Certification and hold an endorsed Teacher Certificate (Elementary or Senior) or equivalent provincial or other certification.
  • A comprehensive understanding of current educational practices in the areas of curriculum planning, implementation and assessment practices.
  • A toolbox of teaching strategies for facilitating student success including those with different learning needs.
  • Collaborative and energetic with a passion for teaching.
  • A commitment to continued professional development and growth.
  • Strong inter-personal, organizational, time-management and communication skills.
  • Energy, commitment and a readiness to participate in the co-curricular program and the diverse life of the school community.
  • Experience working in an independent school would be an asset.

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2020

Our Offer

Armbrae Academy offers a positive and inclusive workplace community that celebrates creativity and collaboration and is committed to ongoing professional development. Our salaries are competitive within the HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) and include a defined contribution benefits plan, access to our RRSP matching programme, if applicable, and professional growth opportunities.

As a condition of employment a satisfactory Vulnerable Police Clearance must be provided. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Armbrae Academy is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where everyone feels respected, valued and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. Please let us know the nature of any accommodation that you may require.