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Bishop Strachan School, Bishop Strachan School

Address: 298 Lonsdale Rd, Toronto, ON M4V 1X2, Canada
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Description Bishop Strachan School, Bishop Strachan School

  • Established: 1867;
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
  • Students age: 6-18 years old;
  • Number of students: 920 people;
  • Language of instruction: English;
  • Type of education: boarding school for girls.

Bishop Strachan School has been inspiring girls since 1867 to find their own path, to become independent researchers. It is a University Preparatory School in Toronto for girls from junior kindergarten to grade 12. The institution is proud of its extraordinary past, enthusiastically providing girls with a strong academic environment, an extensive list of extracurricular activities and excellent accommodation.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Bishop Strachan School, Bishop Strachan School

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from 64 090 $CAD / year

Quick overview: The high school program for girls in grades 7 and 8 meets the needs of students in transition by focusing on difeerent aspects of well-being of students such as:

  • Intellectual;
  • Physical;
  • Social;
  • Emotional.

The course focuses on problem-based, project-based learning that fosters the discovery and exploration of a wide range of disciplines in and outside the classroom.

from 64 090 $CAD / year

Quick overview: Girls entering grades 9-12 can choose from over 100 interesting courses. Graduates are ready to study at a tertiary institution on a comprehensive academic program designed to develop:

  • Exemplary communication skills;
  • Passion for learning.

The interdisciplinary approach encourages students to explore their interests and develop an understanding of how different fields of study intersect. Project-based, problem-based learning and experiential education come together.

Accommodation, housing and food

BSS Boarding welcomes students in grades 8-12 from Canada and around the world for an extraordinary life experience. Along with a top-notch academic program, a diverse group of students can enjoy an almost endless choice of additional pursuits. In a safe, comfortable, supportive and nurturing environment, girls form strong friendships with peers from around the world.

BSS Boarding provides students with extensive academic and social support. A dedicated boarding officer works closely with the school's training center to provide girls with the support they need to succeed, and evening classes are a regular part of the boarding program. The fun annual events bring students together as a community and promote cultural exchange. Volunteer experience opportunities, a complete and unique program, places the well-being of each guest at the center of learning and extracurricular activities.

Life at BSS Boarding is filled with opportunities for growth: the staff at the boarding house is always ready to help, support the students. Students have full access to extensive sports facilities, and the catering team works closely with staff and students to provide healthy meals, including those that meet personal dietary needs or restrictions.

Living with girls from 18 different countries gives students the opportunity to discover new cultures and prepares them to live and work effectively in a globalized world.

Events Bishop Strachan School, Bishop Strachan School

Bishop Strachan School students choose from an endless array of extracurricular activities that develop academic knowledge, interests and skills outside of the classroom. Participating in the student life at BSS means having an exciting and challenging experience:

  • Speakers and conferences - the school invites a wide range of speakers to the campus, hold interesting conferences to exchange experience and knowledge. BSS Visual and Performing Arts offers classes in music, visual and media arts, theater, dance.
  • Visual Arts at BSS develops and encourages student creativity, critical appraisal skills, and resilience to revision and refinement. Using a variety of media to create a personal, meaningful piece of art gives girls a sense of discovery, self-realization.
  • Performing Arts - Teachers are happy to help discover students talents, find creative voice in music, dance, drama or media art.
  • Art + - the ability to incorporate art into other areas of the curriculum. When student create a papier-mâché version, it is much easier to learn how a human cell works. The story comes to life when shoot a video with multiple classmates to tell the story. Explaining a complex social problem is much more interesting when interpret it through dance or portray in a series of photographs.


  • BSS teachers are experts in their fields: they strive for active development, they regularly engage in professional development. Educators regularly improve their qualifications, provide exceptional professional development to other educators by regularly speaking and hosting seminars and conferences, and organizing the Investigations and Expressions symposium on campus dedicated to the Reggio Approach.
  • Part of the school's culture of effective learning is relevant, targeted, accessible support for every BSS student. Without denying self-reliance, risk-taking and independence, staff guide and encourage girls to shape their own goals and vision.
  • The advantage of teaching for girls is that a girl takes all roles at school: in games, student self-government, in teamwork. They have many opportunities for self-knowledge and development, role models among their peers. At BSS, a successful learning approach forms the basis of an inspiring culture that changes with every girl who enters school.

Equipment Bishop Strachan School, Bishop Strachan School

Beautiful stained glass and leaded windows adorn the 105-year-old building, while steel and wide open spaces are the hallmarks of a modern elementary school building. The new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) complex complements the unique campus space.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

All Bishop Strachan School students must wear a school uniform, which can be purchased from the BSS General Store. There are additional costs associated with excursions, textbooks and technology:

  • Registration fee (one-time, non-refundable);
  • Permanent deposit (refundable);
  • Medical insurance (for non-residents of Canada).

For detailed information about the tuition fee please contact to SMAPSE manager.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Requirements for applicants for middle and high school (grades 7-11) Bishop Strachan School:

  • Copy of the student's birth certificate and / or passport. For the application for residence, a copy of the passport is required;
  • Report card for 2 past and current year;
  • For foreign applicants, an assessment is organized by the admissions committee (online), the school accepts certificates: SSAT, NWEA MAP, ERB, ISA, IOWA Basic Skills Test or State Tests.

Scholarships Bishop Strachan School, Bishop Strachan School

Bishop Strachan School strives to provide training opportunities to as many qualified applicants as possible. To participate, students must fill out an application form for financial assistance.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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