Halifax Ladies College, 1918, Historical Sketch
The College was founded (1887) to provide a liberal education for girls and young women.
It aims at providing thorough and well ordered courses of instruction, sufficiently elastic to admit of each pupil's pursuing the studies best adapted to her needs. While it amply provides for University Matriculation it strives to educate with equal care the girls that are not intending to proceed to the University.
The College buildings, situated in one of the most convenient and beautiful parts of the City of Halifax, comprise the College, the Hall of Residence and the Conservatory of Music with its large Recital Hall. They are commodious, well ventilated, lighted by electricity, heated with hot water and provided with all modern conveniences for health and comfort. The grounds are ample and attractive, containing grounds for tennis, rounders, etc., in summer, and a large open-air skating rink in winter.
The School Building comprises seven airy classrooms, a Science Laboratory, a large, well-lighted Studio and a fine Gymnasium for Calisthenics and Basket Ball.
The Laboratory is well fitted and furnished for carrying on simple experimental work in Chemistry and Physics. Each pupil has her own desk and individual equipment.
A pupil may enter any grade of the School, the Headmistress and teachers deciding upon the one for which she is best fitted.
1. "Aim of the College," "College Buildings," et. al., Halifax Ladies College and Conservatory of Music and School of Expression (In Affiliation with Dalhousie University), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1918, pages 9, 16.
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