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Bishop Strachan School

School Name: Bishop Strachan School
Location: 298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1X2, Canada
Founded Year: 1867
Religion: Anglican
Motto: In Cruce Vinco (In the cross I conquer)
Type: Girls
Boarding Age: 12-18
Year Group: Grade 1 - Grade 12
No. of Students: 900
No. of Boarders: 80
Average Class: 20 students
School Facilities:
Average SAT:
Entry Requirement:

SSAT results, extracurricular interests, and interview

Extracurricular Activities:
  • Students are encouraged to become involved in the many teams and other cocurricular activities offered at the School.
  • Includes extensive sports facilities, community service, choirs, bands, outdoor education, drama, debating and a wealth of leadership opportunities.

Contact Details
Director of Admissions:
Karen Powell
298 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON M4V 1X2, Canada
+1 (416) 483 4325

The School

  • The Bishop Strachan School (BSS) is Canada’s oldest day and boarding school for girls. The School has approximately 820 day students and 80 boarding students ranging from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 (approximately ages 4–17). The school seeks to nurture the academic, social, emotional, spiritual, creative and physical well-being of the student.
  • The school's traditions are based on similar schools in Britain. Senior formal leaders in their graduating year are called prefects, the students must wear uniforms, and each student is a member of a house.
  • The boarding program starts in Grade 7, and boarders come from many parts of Canada and the world. The Senior School offers a wide range of courses in both traditional subjects as well as courses such as Film and Design Technology.


  • Please contact the Admission Office directly by email, by post or visit the School website for latest information.

Boarding Houses

  • Boarding is a life-changing experience. Surrounded by girls from all over the world, BSS girls in Boarding are immersed in a variety of cultures, traditions and ways of thinking. In a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment, the girls forge powerful friendships and create learning experiences that last a lifetime.

AP Course

  • It offers Advanced Placement courses in 18 subjects.

2012/13 Canadian High School Boarding Fees# (CAD$) Per Year

7th Grade (12/13 Years Old)8th Grade (13/14 Years Old)9th Grade (14/15 Years Old)10th Grade (15-16 Years Old)11th Grade (16-17 Years Old)12th Grade (17-18 Years Old)

Remark: #Inclusive of tuition and residence fee but exclusive of miscellaneous fees, such as uniform, extracurricular activities

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