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The Bishop Strachan School

298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2, Canada

Website:

Phone:

416-483-4325

Contact:

Suzanne Ranson

Email:

Overview

Co-ed/Gender

Girls

Total Boarding

70

Day Grades

JK-12

Boarding Grades

8-12

Boys Boarding Students

0

Girls Boarding Students

70

Boys Day Students

0

Girls Day Students

880

Average Class Size

20

Students Who Attend Post-secondary

100%

Average Students per Dorm

70

Number of Dorms

1

Student/Teacher Ratio

10:1

Student Body

950

Year Founded

1867

Campus Size

7.5 Acres

School Profile

The Bishop Strachan School is a leading independent JK-Grade 12 day and boarding school for girls. Our rigorous curriculum embraces an equity mindset, and prepares students for university and beyond. Our approach teaches students to learn deeply and build the skills to make positive change. They are encouraged to find their voice, to work collaboratively, and learn to lead. BSS students grow into compassionate and ethical citizens.

Our 7.5-acre campus includes STEAM-focused learning spaces, a Centre for Arts and Design, multimedia and film labs, and athletics facilities, including a new turf field - the first in Ontario at a girls’ school. As an inclusive girls’ school, we foster a sense of belonging by affirming our diverse community.

BSS Boarding welcomes Grade 8 to 12 students from Canada and around the world to live, learn and grow. Our comprehensive program helps students become more self-reliant and self-aware, develop confidence and learn to lead. We emphasize life skill development, holistic well-being and safety in everything we do, from exciting on- and off-campus programming to the daily routines that shape Boarding life.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Inspire girls to be fearless and educate girls to be leaders.

Our Values

Pursue Excellence. Strive to be the best in all that we do.

Take Risks. Be willing to take risks, challenge convention and support a nurturing environment where it's safe to fail.

Be Creative. Look at a challenge from all angles and fearlessly explore.

Learn from our Differences. Celebrate the unique voice in all individuals to expand our worldview.

Honour Our Heritage. Honour the past, live in the present, own the future.

Embrace Change. Embrace change and uncertainty in order to grow.

Be Curious. Live with a thirst for learning.

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:

Rolling

Application Fee

$250.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$69,300.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$72,400.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$37,500.00 CND

Semester or Term:

Term

Need-Based Aid:

Offered

Merit Scholarships:

Offered

Payment Plans:

Offered

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The Bishop Strachan School Campus
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The Bishop Strachan School Field Hockey
The Bishop Strachan School Tech Class
The Bishop Strachan School Girls
The Bishop Strachan School Dorm

Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • School Report Cards for previous two years
  • Birth Certificate / Passport
  • Interview and Assessment 
Entrance Test Requirements

The BSS assessment is designed to evaluate your child’s numeracy, literacy and interpersonal skills so we understand their strengths and needs. For international students who are unable to complete an on-campus assessment, we offer a virtual assessment.

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School Differentiators

BSS is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, and we believe that an outstanding education should be accessible to all. With more than $2.2 million available in financial assistance, we aim to provide opportunities to as many qualified applicants as possible.

Our innovative JK-Grade 12 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum provides students opportunities to create, problem solve and design using state-of-the-art technology and design thinking. Our excellent facilities and resources include two design tech labs, laser cutters, 3D printers and more.

Our inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning across all grades emphasizes an equity mindset. Students consider who is impacted by the issues they are studying and whose voice is heard. They learn to dismantle barriers and make the world more accessible to all.

Programs

Advanced Placement Offered
Program Details:

Our Advanced Placement offerings in Grade 11 and 12 give students an opportunity to explore university-level materials and gain academic credits that Canadian and international universities will notice during the admissions process.

Top Post-secondary Destinations

  • Queen's University

  • Western University

  • University of Toronto

  • McMaster University

  • University of Waterloo

  • Brown University

  • Barnard College

  • Johns Hopkins University

  • New York University

  • Dartmouth College

Accreditiations

  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • Conference of Independent Schools
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • Apple Distinguished School
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • The National Coalition of Girls' Schools

Community Service & Trips

BSS students have many opportunities to give back to their communities, find a purpose larger than themselves, gain perspective and help make the world a better place.

Community service opportunities have included peer-to-peer tutoring for elementary school students in areas such as math, coding and reading; working with advocacy organizations such as CNIB; collecting and stocking food for local food banks; special events such as Holiday Love (an annual drive to collect basic necessities for newcomers, refugees and families in need); and the Community Voices program, which enables students to investigate issues, engage in civic life, and advocate for change within and beyond BSS.

We encourage our students to go beyond their comfort zones by traveling outside their province or country. Past Global Experiences include volunteering at a clinic and learning about ecological conservation in Costa Rica, CIS Drama Festival workshops led by the cast and crew of Stratford Festival plays in Stratford, Ontario, and language and culture immersion in France.

 

Summer Programs

The BSS Summer Academy is an exceptional way to get ahead, catch up or explore something completely different. We welcome students entering Grades 9 to 12 to our beautiful campus every summer for outstanding learning in four-week Credit Courses, one-week Skills Courses, Debate Camp and Coding Camp.

Dates, course offerings and fees for the following summer will be available on our website in February. Visit www.bss.on.ca/summer-academy for more details.

Academics

  • American History
  • Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP French
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP Micro and Macroeconomics
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Research
  • AP Seminar
  • AP Statistics
  • Art
  • Band
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Leadership and Management
  • Calculus
  • Calculus and Vectors
  • Canadian and International Law
  • Canadian History
  • Canadian Geography
  • Career Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • Choral Music
  • Choreography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Communications Technology
  • Co-operative Education
  • Dance
  • Dance Composition
  • Data Management
  • Digital Media
  • Drama
  • Drama Production
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • English: Contemporary Indigenous Voices
  • English with AP Language and Composition
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Financial Accounting Fundamentals
  • Financial Literacy
  • Fitness
  • French
  • Functions
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Guitar
  • Healthy Active Living
  • Human Development
  • Human Geography
  • Industrial Design and Architecture
  • Innovation and Design
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Investing and Financial Securities
  • Kinesiology
  • Media Arts
  • Musical Theatre
  • Music for Creating
  • Strings
  • Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Recreational and Healthy Active Living Leadership
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts - Non-Traditional
  • Vocal Music
  • World History
  • World Issues
  • Writer's Craft

Co-Curriculars

  • Alpine Ski Racing
  • Archery
  • Asian Students Union
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Black Students Union
  • Camping
  • Computer Club
  • Community Service
  • Cross-Country
  • Debate Club
  • DECA
  • Drama Club
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Environmental Council
  • Field Hockey
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance
  • Golf
  • Honour Council
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jewish Student Org
  • Leadership Program
  • Mental Health Council
  • Model UN
  • Muslim Student Union
  • Outdoor Education
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Rock Climbing
  • Robotics
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Diversity Leadership Council
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities

Campus

  • Dance Studio
  • Common Areas
  • Fitness Centre
  • Wellness Centre
  • Theatre
  • Indoor Basketball Courts
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Learning Commons
  • Tennis Courts
  • Turf Field
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wireless Internet