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Bishop's College School

80 Moulton Hill Road, Sherbrooke, Quebec, J1M 1Z8, Canada

Website:

Phone:

819-566-0227

Contact:

Greg McConnell

Email:

Overview

Co-ed/Gender

Co-ed

Total Boarding

285

Day Grades

7-12

Boarding Grades

7-12

Boys Boarding Students

140

Girls Boarding Students

107

Boys Day Students

20

Girls Day Students

20

Average Class Size

15

Students Who Attend Post-secondary

99%

Average Students per Dorm

Varies

Number of Dorms

8

Student/Teacher Ratio

8:1

Student Body

263

Year Founded

1836

Campus Size

250 Acres

School Profile

Established in 1836 in Quebec, Canada, Bishop's College School (BCS) is an IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and certificates. With a campus bordered by farmland and rolling hills on one side and by the city of Sherbrooke on the other, BCS is a small, welcoming community and a second home to students from over 40 different countries. We create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect and individuals matter. By embracing a rigorous yet supportive academic program and a well-rounded education that includes athletics, the arts, leadership and development, and global citizenship, BCS is preparing students to become tomorrow's leaders.

We offer a Bilingual Option (English and French), as well as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program, and are a proud member of Round Square, through which students can go on exchanges and volunteer abroad.

Mission & Values

Our Mission

We create a caring community of learning and development where cultures connect and individuals matter. Our commitment to excellence in academics, wellness, athletics, creativity, and service contributes to a lifetime of engagement and global competence.

Our Values
  • Excellence
  • Community
  • Character
  • Leadership

Applications & Fees

Application Deadline:

Rolling

Application Fee

$150.00 CND

Domestic 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$61,300.00 CND

International 7-Day Boarding Tuition:

$72,450.00 CND

Day Tuition:

$28,100.00 CND

Semester or Term:

Term

Need-Based Aid:

Offered

Merit Scholarships:

Not Offered

Payment Plans:

Offered

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Admission & Entrance Test Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • BCS Online Application.
  • Application fee.
  • Confidential Report from Schools.
  • An administrator or teacher at the applicant's current school must complete the report and send it directly to BCS by mail, email or fax (819-566-8123).
  • Financial Assistance Application (if applicable).
  • Government-issued Identification.
  • For Canadian applicants: a copy of the official long version of the birth certificate showing the names of both parents.
  • For International applicants: a copy of the passport identification page and a birth certificate translated into English.
  • Copies of school transcripts. We require copies of the previous year's transcript and the most recent report card with the application. The student's year-end transcript must be submitted prior to arrival in September. If these documents are in a language other than English or French, they must be translated into English prior to submission. Additional transcripts may be required for Grade 11 and 12 applicants.
Entrance Test Requirements
  • All applicants write a BCS Math entrance test.
  • All applicants whose first language is English write the BCS English entrance test.
  • All applicants whose first language is not English write BCS English as a Second Language Test.
  • Results from the SSAT or TOEFL Junior completed within the current year may be submitted in lieu of these tests.
  • Additional testing may be required in some cases.

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School Differentiators

  • We're located in a small town just a few minutes from the thriving city of Sherbrooke and a few hours away from the city of Montreal.
  • Our diverse student population represents over 40 countries.
  • We offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and certificates, among other curricula.
  • We offer a bilingual program in French and English.

Programs

International Baccalaureate:

Offered
Program Details:

BCS is an authorized IB World School and is in its third year of implementing the Diploma Programme.

In Grades 11 and 12 an IB student follows six courses from each of the following subject groups:

  • Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature
  • Group 2: Language Acquisition
  • Group 3: Individual and Societies
  • Group 4: Sciences
  • Group 5: Mathematics
  • Group 6: The Arts

Top Post-secondary Destinations

  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • London School of Economics
  • McGill University
  • New York University
  • Queen's University
  • St. Andrew's
  • Trinity College (Dublin)
  • University College London
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • University of Toronto
  • Stanford University
  • UPenn

Accreditiations

  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Quebec Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • North American Boarding Initiative
  • New Brunswick Department of Education

Community Service & Trips

  • Model United Nations trip to New York City.
  • Ondaatje Endeavour trip. Location varies year to year.
  • Annual community service trip to Senegal.

Summer Programs

The BCS Summer Language Camp has been held every summer for over 50 years.

Students 11 to 16 years of age choose either English as a Second Language or French as a Second Language. Courses are designed to provide an opportunity for concentrated instruction to well-motivated students interested in gaining proficiency in French or English. Both the English and the French curricula offer instruction at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Each level includes oral and written work and offers a solid base for work in grammar and conversation. In general, the emphasis is placed on an improvement in spoken French and English but appropriate supplementary study is given to reading, writing, and comprehension skills.

Classes usually consist of 10 to 12 students. This small class size allows for more individual attention for each student yet the groups are large enough to maintain a healthy class spirit. Classes are held six mornings and four evenings a week. Placement tests are administered at the beginning of camp and class tests are given on a regular basis. Reports are made to parents at the conclusion of the month.

BCS strives to maintain a warm atmosphere and places equal emphasis on academic progress and personal well-being.

Visit https://www.bishopscollegeschool.com/summer-camp for more info.

Academics

  • Acting
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Band
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Cadets
  • Canadian History
  • Chemistry
  • College Counselling
  • Community Service
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate
  • Distance Learning
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Enrichment Centre (for academic support)
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethics
  • European History
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Exchange Programs
  • Film and Video
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geometry
  • Health
  • History & Citizenship
  • Human Geography
  • IB Business and Management
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Studies
  • Sociology
  • Stage Band
  • Teacher Advisor
  • Theatre Arts
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Visual Arts
  • Western Civilization
  • World History
  • World issues
  • Yearbook

Co-Curriculars

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cadet Band
  • Choral Music
  • Cross-country
  • Curling
  • Community Service
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Environmental Club
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Leadership Program
  • Literacy Magazine
  • Model UN
  • Rugby
  • Robotics
  • Round Square
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Stage Band
  • Swimming
  • Snowboarding
  • Student Activities
  • Table Tennis
  • Tech Crew
  • Tennis
  • Theatre
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga
  • Weekday and Weekend Planned Activities

Campus

  • Access to Off Campus Pool
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Health Centre
  • Hockey Rink
  • Indoor Basketball Court(s)
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Sand Volleyball Court(s)
  • Soccer and Sports Fields
  • Squash Courts
  • Student Life Centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Weight Room