Karla Silver

Coming to Grammar in 1977 to launch a standout Art History program at the school, Karla has helped deliver inspiring, comprehensive education to hundreds of students over the years, and has seen the benefits of the Grammar philosophy in living colour.

“At Grammar, we lay down a challenging program with high, yet realistic expectations. We truly get to know the kids and invest in their growth on a much more personal level, and it really shows in our students’ success.”  

From class projects over the years to developing elaborate sets for countless school plays, Karla loves helping her students expand their minds through art, learning from both the challenges and pleasures that come along with the creative process.

With Art being one of the four core pillars at Grammar, Karla feels privileged to be able to go above and beyond the norm for her students, teaching them how to navigate challenges and find satisfaction from using — as she puts it —  “the head, the heart and the hands."


“I’m proud of the work we do and the high standard we uphold at Grammar. Our kids leave here with a real sense of worth, and I’m privileged to be a part of that.”

Karla’s donation to the Grammar School undoubtedly means far more than a new set of paintbrushes; it means making a profound impact on the lives of her students.  “When a kid looks at me and says ‘I just love art,' that’s why I get out of bed in the morning.”