Branksome Hall

10 Elm Avenue
Toronto, m4w 1n4, Canada
Tel: (416) 920-9741 Ext. 268
Each day, Branksome Hall challenges and inspires girls to love learning and to shape a better world.
Established in 1903, Branksome Hall is Toronto's only all-girls, all years IB World School.
Located on a picturesque 13-acre campus, Branksome Hall's IB Advantage for Girls uniquely integrates well-being, outstanding academics and international mindedness for students to become impactful leaders.
Branksome's state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre, features a gymnasium, fitness centre, two saltwater pools, yoga and dance studios, and a dining hall with outdoor terraces.
Through our exciting exchange program, students can visit several countries and immerse themselves in new cultures, including our Sister School, Branksome Hall Asia on Jeju Island, South Korea
Our graduates are welcomed by the leading universities in Canada and around the world, almost all with scholarships.
See our Viewbook and Boarding Brochure.  Discover Branksome Hall`s remarkable programs and campus at www.branksome.on.ca.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 900 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $78,590
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,940
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Branksome Mathematics Club Wins Canadian Team Math Contest - 06/28/2024
    For our math-loving Grades 912 students, the cleverly named Pi-Landers Math Club is the perfect place to develop their skills and even flex them in competitions. This spring, six club ...moremembers competed in the Canadian Team Mathematics Contest (CTMC) at Pickering College, where they proudly came in first. hide
  • Alum Gives Branksome Athletes the Ultimate (Frisbee) Experience - 06/28/2024
    Sara Ettehadieh, Class of 2020, returned from university to share some of her wisdom and experience by helping coach the Branksome Hall ultimate frisbee teams this spring. Sara played ultimate ...morefrisbee for McMaster University, where they won the university championships-and she started playing when she was at Branksome Hall! hide
  • Branksome Hall Student Crowned World Champion in Debate and Public Speaking - 06/28/2024
    When 117 of the best speakers in the world come together, there's really no disputing what will happen: a world-class debate. This year's World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships ...more(WIDPSC), hosted in Canberra, Australia, was no exception. Grade 12 student, Anna, made it to the finals in all four events and was named this year's overall World Champion. hide
  • Branksome Hall Appoints Grace McCallum as 8th Principal - 06/28/2024
    "I am honoured to have been chosen as Branksome Hall's 8th Principal," says Grace McCallum. "Branksome has a proud history as a girls' independent school leader, nationally and internationally. I ...moream looking forward to returning to Canada and joining this strong community in shaping the school's innovative and bold plans for the future." hide
  • CIS Dance Festival: Celebrating the Art of Dance - 06/28/2024
    More than 60 Senior & Middle School dancers participated in CIS Ontario's Dance Fest at York University. The Festival is a place where students can try out multiple dance styles ...morewhile working with top dancers and choreographers in a professional setting, empowering them to take creative risks, develop their confidence and grow as artists and performers. hide

Top Rankings

Branksome Hall ranks among the top 5 all-girls schools (out of 20 all-girls schools) for:

Category
Attribute
Offering Breadth

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Branksome Hall
School Focus
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
7-12
Grades Offered (Day)
PK-12
School Type
Learning Difference Programs
Mild Learning Differences
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
1903
Campus Size
13 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
900 students
% International Students
20%
% Students Boarding
10%
Average SAT Score
1350
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
26
(Out of 36)
Offers Post-Grad Year
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform with kilt or pants
Average Class Size
18 students
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
Number of IB Courses Offered
30
ESL Courses Offered
No
Summer Program Offered
No

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$78,590
(Grade 7-12 Boarding Fees: $37,650 )
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$40,940
(Grade 7-10 Day Tuition: $40,940 Grade 11 & 12 Day Tuition: $44,640)
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Dec. 1 / rolling
SSAT Required
Yes
Acceptance Rate
33%
Director of Admissions
Ashli MacInnis

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
56
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Architecture Club, ASL Club, Astronomy Club, Black Student Union, Boarding Council, Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Classics Club, Coding Club, Creative Writing Club, Crochet Club, Culinary Club, D&D Club, Debate Club, Diversity Council, Drama Club, East Asian Culture Club, Economics Club, Elm Editor Student Newspaper, Environmental Club, Film Club, French Club, Games Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Gender Equity Club, HOSA Medical Club, Human Rights Club, International Students Executive, Jack Chapter Mental Health Club, K-pop Club, Knitting Club, Law Club, Model United Nations Club, Neuroscience Club, Photography Club, Pi-Landers Math Club, Robotics Team, Slogan Yearbook Team, South Asian Culture Club, STEM Council, Student Council, Trivia Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Choir, Exuberance Choir, Fashion Club, Guitar Club, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Stage Band, Strings Ensemble, Wind Symphony

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Club, Rock Climbing Club, Yoga Club

College Matriculation

Year:
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)

School Notes

  • 13-acre downtown campus
  • Athletics and Wellness Centre
  • IB programs: JK to Grade 12
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Tennis courts, rock climbing wall, two salt-water pools and a playing field
  • One-to-one techology and laptop program
  • International student exchanges
  • International language classes
  • Scholarships and financial aid
  • Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) opportunities
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Branksome Hall accreditations: IB, TABS, CAIS, CIS, NAIS, NCGS, CASE, CCAE
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Branksome Hall cost?
Branksome Hall's tuition is approximately $78,590 for boarding students and $40,940 for day students.
What is the acceptance rate of Branksome Hall?
The acceptance rate of Branksome Hall is 33%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
What sports does Branksome Hall offer?
Branksome Hall offers 20 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball. Branksome Hall is ranked as one of the top boarding schools for most sports offered.
What is Branksome Hall's ranking?
Branksome Hall ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for Large student body (number of students), Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Branksome Hall?
The application deadline for Branksome Hall is Dec. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 7-12
  • Enrollment: 900 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $78,590
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $40,940
  • Acceptance rate: 33%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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