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Bronte College

  • Type: Traditional,  International Baccalaureate
  • Grade (Gender): 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • Tuition: $13,830 to 16,680/year
  • Class size: 18
  • Homestay: No
  • Founded: 1991
  • Uniform: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Enrolment: Day: 20 (Gr. 9 - 12), Boarding: 380 (Gr. 9 - 12)

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Established in 1991, Bronte College is a private high school located in Mississauga, offering Grades 9 to 12 for day and boarding students. Bronte College also offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for Grades 11 to 12 or the Advanced Placement (AP) Program in Grade 12. Enrolment is approximately 400 students per year and last year with students coming from over 30 countries around the world.

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  • JK to Grade 12
  • IB World School
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • SMART Technology & iPads
  • Wide Variety of Extracurricular Activities
  • Supervised Study Hall & Trips
  • Full Service Cafeteria (Senior Campus)
  • Homestay (grades 7-12)
  • Residence (grades 9-12)
  • Fun Math & Science Summer Camp


88 Bronte College Court, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1M9


Principal's Message


Diane Finlay, Head of School

"To open one's mind to the love of learning is to open the world in unimaginable ways"


Curriculum Traditional, International Baccalaureate

Primary Curriculum: Traditional

Traditional curricula tend to be very content-based and rooted in the core disciplines. It is a structured approach that involves the teacher delivering a uni?ed curriculum through direct instruction. Students usually learn by observing and listening to their teacher, studying facts and concepts in textbooks, and completing both tests and written assignments - which challenge students to not only demonstrate their mastery of content but their ability to analyze and deconstruct it critically. Class discussions are also used to create critical dialogue around the content of the curriculum.

Secondary Curriculum: International Baccalaureate

Some private schools offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programming. The "Diploma Programme" is offered to students in the final two years of high school, while the "Primary Years Programme" (ages 3 to 12) and "Middle Years Programme" (ages 11 to 16) serve as preparation for the diploma program.

What Bronte College says: Bronte College is an IB World School that offers day and boarding programs for Grades 9 to 12. Focused on university preparation, students engage in a variety of extra-curricular trips and activities, varsity sports and the Advanced Placement (AP) program. By satisfying the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum guidelines, all Bronte students graduate with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma program (OSSD) and have the option of pursuing the AP Program in Grade 12. Committed to academic excellence and individual growth, our highly qualified staff creates a supportive environment where students are empowered to reach their full potential. Having served thousands of students over the years, 98% of all graduates are accepted to top Canadian and world universities.

  • International Baccalaureate offered:
    Program = offered
    Primary Years
    Middle Years
    Diploma program
    Career-related program
  • Approach:

  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics Equal Balance

      These math programs feature an equal balance of “Traditional” and “Discovery” methods.
      Learn about the different mathematics approaches  

    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.

    Science Equal Balance

      Science programs that balance expository and inquiry learning equally will likely have an equal blend of tests and experiments; direct, textbook-based instruction and student-centred projects.
      Learn about the different science approaches  

    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    Literature Equal Balance

      These literature programs draw in equal measure from “Traditional” and “Social Justice” programs.
      Learn about the different literature approaches  

    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    Humanities and Social Sciences Equal Balance

      These programs represent an equal balance between the perennialist and pragmatic approach to teaching the humanities and social sciences.
      Learn about the different humanities and social sciences approaches  

    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    Foreign Languages Equal Balance

      These programs feature an equal blend of the audio-lingual and communicative styles of language instruction.
      Learn about the different foreign languages approaches  

    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Studying a foreign language is required until:   9
    • Languages Offered: • Chinese-Mandarin • French • ESL

    Fine Arts Equal Balance

      These programs have an equal emphasis on receptive and creative learning.
      Learn about the different fine arts approaches  

    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    Computers and Technology Medium integration

      Effort is made to integrate the development of digital literacy through the curriculum. However, this is not a dominant focus.
      Learn about the different computers and technology approaches  

    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

    IB Diploma Courses
    Group 1 (Language A)
    • English Literature SL

    Group 2 (Language B)

      Group 3 (Individuals and Societies)
      • Economics SL

      Group 4 (Experimental Sciences)
      • Chemistry HL
      • Physics HL

      Group 5 (Mathematics)
      • Mathematics HL

      Group 6 (The Arts)

      Sex and health education Follows provincial curriculum

        The structure, pacing, focus, and tone of the sex education curriculum reflects that of the provincial one, taught in public schools.

      • Bronte College 's approach to sex-ed: This information is not currently available.

      Curriculum Pace Standard-enriched

      • Standard-enriched
      • Accelerated
      • Student-paced

      Broadly-speaking, the main curriculum -- like that of most schools -- paces the provincially-outlined one. This pace is steady and set by the teachers and school. The curriculum might still be enriched in various ways: covering topics more in-depth and with more vigor than the provincial one, or covering a broader selection of topics.

      What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

      Flexible pacing:

      Flexible pacing style = offered
      Subject-streaming (tracking)
      Multi-age classrooms as standard
      Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
      Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
      Regular guided independent study opportunities
      Differentiated assessment

      What Bronte College says about flexible pacing: This information is not currently available.

      Academic Culture Rigorous

      • Rigorous
      • Supportive

      A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

      What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

      Developmental Priorities Intellectual, Balanced

      Primary Developmental Priority: Intellectual

      The goal is to cultivate "academically strong, creative and critical thinkers, capable of exercising rationality, apprehending truth, and making aesthetic distinctions."

      Secondary Developmental Priority: Balanced

      "Equal emphasis is placed on a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social and physical cultivation."

      What Bronte College says: This information is not currently available.

      Special Needs Support No support

      No support

      Bronte College offers no/limited support for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

      Gifted Learner Support No Support

      No Support

      Bronte College does not offer any specialized programming for gifted learners.

      Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.

      Report Card Policy

      How assessments are delivered across the grades:

      Lettered or numbered grades9 to 12


      What Bronte College says:

      Bronte College has not provided this information.

      • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
        Ice Hockey
        Track & Field
      • Clubs Offered
        Art Club
        Community Service
        Computer Club
        Debate Club
        Math Club
        Science Club
        Student Council

      Tuition & Financial Aid


      What Bronte College says: All fees are in Canadian Dollars. All fees are subject to change without prior notice. * Uniform package fees will be sent to students upon acceptance * Non-refundable application fee must accompany the application form * Other fees (ex. annual school registration fee, residence fees) not included * Please see for full fees schedule

      Need-based financial aid

      Bronte College has not provided this information.

      Merit based Scholarships

      Bronte College has not provided this information.


      Total enrollment 400
      Average enrollment per grade100
      Gender (grades)9 to 12 (Coed)
      Boarding offered Gr. 9 - 12
      % in boarding (total enrollment)95%

      Student distribution: We do not have this data for Bronte College



      Admissions Assessments:

      Assessment = requiredGrades
      SSAT (out of province)
      Entrance Exam(s)
      Entrance Essay
      Application Fee 

      Application Deadlines:

      Day students:

      Boarding students:

      What Bronte College says:


      We admit students on a case-by-case basis, looking at their overall history to truly understand the type of applicant in consideration. Typically, we require at least a 75% average with consistent grades over the last 3 years of study. English, Math and Science tend to carry heavier weight when considering applicants. In some cases, we ask for a written essay, study plan, or interview to allow applicants to explain their academic history and what they would like to achieve at Bronte College.



      Applicants for the IB Diploma Programme are expected to have at least an 80% average, very strong English (IELTS 6.0+), and exemplary leadership, community involvement and extra-curricular experience.



      Applicants for the Advanced Placement Program must be applying to our Grade 12 OSSD program and are expected to have at least an 80% average. 



      Apply online at or submit a completed application form directly to our Admissions Office. 

      A completed application would include:

      1. Application Form (online is preferred)
      2. The last 2.5 or 3 years of school transcripts (in English and if applicable in the original language)
      3. A copy of the student’s passport
      4. Application Fee of CAD $150.00


      Acceptance Rate:


      Type of student Bronte College is looking for: Analytical, Compassionate, Curious, Driven, Inclusive, Passionate, Respectful

      Day Boarding

      Student Entry Points

      Student Type9101112
      Day Acceptance
      (Acceptance rate)
      Boarding Acceptance
      (Acceptance rate)

      University Placement

      Services = offered
      Career planning
      Mentorship Program
      University counseling
      Key Numbers
      Average graduating class size200
      *Canadian "Big 6" placements35
      **Ivy+ placementsN/A

      *Number of students in 2015 who attended one of McGill, U of T, UBC, Queen's University of Alberta or Dalhousie.

      **Number of students since 2005 that attended one of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, University of Chicago, Oxford or Cambridge (UK)

      Schools our students are admitted to (last 4 years): - University of Toronto - University of Waterloo - McMaster University - York University - Ryerson University - Wilfrid Laurier University - Carlton University - Ottawa University - OCAD - Sheridan College - Humber College - Miami University - Western University - Brock University - UBC - Simon Fraser University - Queens University - McGill University
      Schools our students attend (last 4 years): - University of Toronto - University of Waterloo - McMaster University - York University - Ryerson University - Wilfrid Laurier University - Carlton University - Ottawa University - OCAD - Sheridan College - Humber College - Miami University - Western University - Queens University - McGill University - Brock University - UBC - Simon Fraser University

      What Bronte College says:

    • University of Waterloo
    • University of Toronto
    • McMaster Univeristy
    • Wilfrid Laurier
    • York University

    • Stories & Testimonials



      "In the four years I have been at Bronte College, I have developed incredible work ethic from a great team of teachers and an understanding of Bronte's diverse cultural community. I have learned how to explore, ask questions and think critically, rather than memorize information. My teachers encouraged me to take an AP course along with my normal courses. I enjoy being a student don because I love building a community atmosphere in residence. I am truly going to miss my time at Bronte."



      "Bronte College gives me the opportunity to explore myself and challenge my limits. With the help of dedicated and resourceful teachers, I am confident I will be prepared for university by the end of this year. Meeting friends from many countries allows me to understand and appreciate different cultures. Although I have only been here for a year, Bronte College is definitely a memorable place."



      "Bronte College has helped me grow both academically and as an individual. The experience of living on my own compiled with Bronte's endless enrichment opportunities have greatly benefited me. Namely, Bronte's education enabled me to achieve a high score on the Canadian Computing Competition, placing me within the top competitors of the country."



      "Bronte College's multicultural environment has exposed me to many opportunities to meet, understand and get to know people from around the world. With this I have been equipped with the skills and values that will help me succeed in not just university but life itself." 



      "I've been a student at Bronte College for a year, and it's been great! From academics to residence life, I feel welcomed and supported. I appreciate the effort that teachers and staff make to help us adjust to life in Canada. I'm really looking forward to my time here at Bronte, and feel like I'm being well prepared for my academic future." 


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