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The Bishop Strachan School

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





Suzanne Ranson





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7 Acres

School Profile

The Bishop Strachan School is located on seven acres in a residential area in the heart of Toronto. With a diverse student body, BSS is home to students from around the world. We offer a full co-curricular program that includes student leadership, the arts, athletics and academic teams. Our campus is a true intersection of old and new, including our main building, an architectural icon constructed in 1915, our modern, bright and functional Junior School built in 2004, and the new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) wing that opened in 2017. Our culture of powerful learning supports students to hone core academic skills through exploration and discovery. BSS students drive their own learning, embrace complexity and change, and emerge confident, resilient and ready to lead.

BSS Boarding welcomes Grade 8 to 12 students from Canada and around the world. Boarding students create powerful friendships with peers and experience learning that last a lifetime. They are each unique individuals, yet share an important objective: to explore every possibility for themselves at BSS.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

Our mission is to 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:


Application Fee

$250.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$66,125.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$69,145.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$35,800.00 CND

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Need-Based Aid:


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The Bishop Strachan School Campus
The Bishop Strachan School Class
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 (SSAT also accepted)
Entrance Test Requirements
  • The BSS assessment includes both math and literacy components
  • For international applicants who are unable to complete our assessment, we also accept the following: SSAT and MAP
  • 2021-22 Admission assessments will be conducted online

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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 $1.7 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 expert faculty members are highly-qualified, with more than 50 holding post-graduate degrees. We are a member of the Global Online Academy, and our teachers have responded to the recent need for engaging online learning by further developing their training in this area.


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
  • University of Southern California
  • Barnard College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan


  • 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 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 and Debate Camp.

Dates, course offerings and fees for Summer 2021 will be available on our website in February 2021. Visit for more details.


  • 3D Design
  • Acting
  • ADD/ADHD Support
  • Anatomy
  • Animation
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture; Law
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP French
  • AP French Language
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Statistics
  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Band
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Calculus
  • Calculus AB
  • Canadian History
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Choral Music
  • Choreography
  • College Counselling
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Co-operative Education
  • Current Events
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Distance Learning
  • Drama Club
  • Drawing
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Economics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science
  • Film and Video
  • Finance
  • French
  • Functions
  • Geography
  • Guidance and Career Education
  • Guitar
  • Health
  • Human Geography
  • Laptop Program 
  • Law
  • Learning Centre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Orchestral String
  • Outdoor Education
  • Paining
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Teacher Advisor
  • Theatre Arts
  • Trigonometry
  • U.S. History
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music
  • World Issues
  • Writer's Craft


  • 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
  • Global Awareness Council
  • 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
  • Robotics/Tech Girls
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Student Diversity Leadership Council
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities


  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Dance Studio
  • Dignitas
  • Fitness Centre
  • Health Centre
  • Home Theatre
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Maximum of Two Students per Room
  • Newly Renovated 
  • Student Life Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theatre
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Weight Room
  • Wireless Internet