The Bishop Strachan School
BSS Chapel: The learning landscape at BSS is as varied as the learners. One beautiful and historic space on campus is chapel. Reverend Cathy Gibbs heads up the spiritual growth of all students.
Boarding is a life-changing experience. Surrounded by students from Canada and all over the world, BSS girls in Boarding are immersed in a variety of cultures, traditions and ways of thinking. In a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment, students forge powerful friendships and create learning experiences that last a lifetime.
- Welcome to The Bishop Strachan School (BSS), Canada`s oldest independent day and boarding school for girls. We exist to inspire girls to be fearless and educate them to be leaders. We believe strongly in the power of the girls within these walls and their ability to change the world for the better. It`s not just a philosophy; it`s the basis of our curriculum and teaching approach.
- We believe in learning beyond the classroom, in big ideas and little victories, in solving real problems and inspiring new ways of doing things. And most of all, we believe in growth and discovery even, and especially, in the face of life`s challenges. It`s how our girls find their voice, their drive, themselves.
- Day and boarding students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 have the opportunity to learn, explore and mature in a creative and challenging environment.
- In academics, arts and athletics, BSS has assembled an extraordinary faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to give each student the resources and atmosphere that encourage her to be her very best.
- There is a wide range of Advanced Placement courses available as well as a full co-curricular program that includes countless clubs, teams and activities to keep your daughter engaged in the life of the school.
- BSS stresses community service as a cornerstone to helping our students mature and learn in a variety of settings.
- With a diverse student body, BSS is home to students from Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, Asia and many other parts of the world.
- With the right education, girls who want to change the world become women who do.
- If you seek a school that will ensure that your daughter will emerge a well-rounded, confident and academically competitive young woman, visit www.bss.on.ca.
|Definition of Terms |
2017 School Data
|The Bishop Strachan School|
|School Focus||College Preparatory|
|Grades (Boarding)||Grades 9-12|
|Campus Size||7 acres|
|% Students Boarding|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
|Average Class Size||20 students|
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:12|
|Number of AP Courses Offered||8|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$11 million|
(denoted in Canadian dollars)
(denoted in Canadian dollars)
|Tuition international students||$60,130|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Avg. Financial Aid Grant||$15,000|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Accepts Standardized Application||No|
|Director of Admissions||Mr. Lindsay A. Thierry|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Ms. Suzanne Ranson|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||20 Interscholastic Sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||51 Extracurriculars|
|Extracurriculars||Ambassadors Club, Animation Club, Archery Club, Archive Club, Art Club, Arts and Clubs Coordinators, Athletic Coordinators, Chapel, Classics Club, Climbing Club, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Drama Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Film Club, Folk group, French Club, Green Team, Hosts, House Coordinators, Household Arts and Crafts, Intermediate Band, Intermediate choir, Italian Club,|
|Year:||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- We are located in the heart of Toronto, in a safe residential neighbourhood. BSS knows how girls learn and believes they can do anything. Offering day and boarding students from JK to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn, explore and mature in a creative and challenging environment, BSS girls are accepted to top-ranking universities around the world, many with scholarship offers.
- Our co-curricular program includes extensive sports facilities, community service, choirs, bands, outdoor education, drama, debating and a wealth of leadership opportunities.
- The school's $11 million endowment provides financial aid and scholarship to qualified applicants.
- Would you like to know more about our school's surroundings? Find more information about the city of Toronto!
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- School accreditations: CAIS, TABS, NAIS, CIS
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- Lin Chi-Ling (Class of 1993) - Taiwanese Model and Actress
- Dr. Joan WHITTEN Miller (Class of 1976) - Macular Degeneration Specialist, Harvard Medicine
- Valerie PRINGLE (Class of 1971) - Canadian television host and journalist
- Margaret WENTE (Class of 1968) - Columnist for The Globe and Mail
- Veronica TENNANT (Class of 1964) - Prima Ballerina at the National Ballet Company
- Margot NUNNS Northey (Class of 1957) - Former Dean of Queen's School of Business
- Ann SOUTHAM (Class of 1955) - Famous Canadian Composer
- Beatrice Helen WORSLEY (Class of 1939) - First female computer scientist in Canada
- Margaret Campbell (Class of 1930) - Municipal and Provincial Politician
- Emily MURPHY (Class of 1886) - Canadian Women's Wrights Activist, the British Empire's first female judge and one of the Famous Five
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