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Balmoral Hall School founded in 1901, is a university preparatory school, inspires girls to excel, to reach, to lead. Located in the heart of Winnipeg, (Manitoba, Canada), Balmoral Hall was founded in 1901 to offer comprehensive all-girls education. A nondenominational independent day and boarding school for girls aged 2 to Grade 12, Balmoral Hall welcomes students from around the world, encouraging them to discover their passions in academics, athletics, and the arts. At Balmoral Hall, girls find a place of belonging through a shared love of learning.

Balmoral Hall School offers one of the finest educations in Canada. As a university preparatory school, we are committed to helping our students prepare for the university of their choice, with a solid background in university-entrance as well as Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement courses. Our educational philosophy includes a caring and individualized approach incorporated into a structured school setting. Considerable importance is placed on developing each student's maximum potential using small class sizes with the finest faculty employing the best teaching practices for girls.

Balmoral Hall is a designated testing site for SAT and ACT exams. We will also offer an intensive prep course for all of our students to learn techniques and strategies that will enable them to score the highest mark possible. Our university guidance beings in grade 8 and as a result on average all of our graduates receive offers of admission to universities of their choice with more than 80% receiving academic scholarships.


Contact: Christine Durham
Phone: 204-784-1600 ext.628
Toll Free: 866-373-2611
Fax: 204-774-5534
Application Deadline: Rolling
Application Fee: $150
International Application Fee: $150


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Saturday Classes: no
Summer Programs Offered: no

Campus Life

WINNIPEG CAMPUS - Our campus is centrally located in downtown Winnipeg, and is situated on the banks of the Assiniboine River. The school is within walking distance of a variety of shopping districts, restaurants, performing arts venues, and a variety of other exciting destinations. 

RESIDENCE/BOARDING ACCOMMODATION - There's no place like home, but if there was, it would be the BH Residence! We welcome boarders from all over the world who live on campus in a fun and friendly environment. If you are ready for more independence and responsibility and want to meet friends from diverse backgrounds and cultures, then boarding school is right for you.

Our Residence accommodates up to 65 students in Middle and Senior School. Each dorm room is fully-furnished with its own full bathroom and is shared by two to four students. All rooms have telephone and wireless Internet and boarding students enjoy socializing in a comfortable common room with TVs, DVDs, computers and a Playstation.

INCLUSIVE AND ENGAGING SCHOOL LIFE - Extensive co-curricular programs, established peer learning practices, inter-house activities and a variety of other school activities, assemblies, and school trips help to create lasting and meaningful bonds between all of our students. A distinct emphasis on intercultural awareness and cultural engagement/celebration means our students experience and engage with our school's incredibly diverse cultural makeup.

Dorm Life

Department Director: Joanie Sheps
Average Students Per Dorm: 50
No. of Girls Dorms: 1
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Student Life

There is never a dull moment in student life at Balmoral Hall School. Our extensive co-curricular programs, established peer learning practices, inter-house activities and a variety of other school activities, assemblies, and school trips all contribute to a unique and exciting student experience. In all things, we strive to offer our students meaningful opportunities to serve their community, both locally and within the larger global context.

Dorm Amenities
  • Weekly Planned Activities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Game Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ice Skating/Hockey Facilities
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Volleyball Court(s)
Clubs & Organizations
  • International Service Club, Duke of Edinburgh
  • Amnesty International
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Drama Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Honor Council
  • Horseback Riding
  • International Clubs
  • Investment Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Student Publications
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Theater
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga

Arts & Athletics

ATHLETICS - We believe students should be physically active on a regular basis in order to develop personal health and fitness. Student participation in active, hands-on and meaningful experiences is an essential part of the learning process. The BH Athletics program enhances mental energy and academic performance while promoting a philosophy of active healthy lifestyles. From our Varsity Prep hockey team that plays in the Junior Women's Hockey League (JWHL), to running club, to our Dragon Boat team, to physical education classes and beyond, there is sure to be something for all of our sports-inclined students, whether at the competitive or recreational level. ARTS - Do you love to dance, sing or act? Do you love to create with your hands, a paintbrush or computer? Whether you want to be on the stage or behind the scenes; publicly praised or quietly applauded, we believe in helping you to develop your talent and perfect your skill.

Even if you elect to pursue AP Sciences but love the Arts, you'll have the opportunity to experience it all. At BH we do not expect you to narrow your choices—we want you to expand your vision. That's why we offer courses in performance and visual arts both within the timetable and extending beyond the school day at the Academy of Excellence.

Arts Department Director: John Kerr
Athletics Department Director: Mandy Green
Notable Achievements:

Student artwork has been exhibited internationally
BH student-athletes have played for Team Canada
Over 75% of students involved with performing arts

Interscholastic Sports
  • Dragonboat
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Curling
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
Recreational Sports
  • Aerobics
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Camping
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Curling
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Handball
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Outdoor Education
  • Racquet Ball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Photography Club, Podcasting Club
  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Audiovisual Club
  • Chamber Choir
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater

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