Joanne Kamins, Head of School
B.A., B.Ed., P.B.C.E., Certificate of Administration
On behalf of the entire Balmoral Hall School community, I'd like to personally thank you for considering our IB World School for girls, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Founded in 1901, with an average annual enrolment of 450 students (Child Care to Grade 12), Balmoral Hall School (BH) is dedicated to the education of girls and young women in preparation for university, and subsequently, for professional careers. Throughout our history and throughout recent years, Balmoral Hall School has welcomed students from around the world, to study and to make themselves at home in our residence. We accept female residence students from Grade 6 through to Grade 12.
Balmoral Hall School offers one of the finest educations in Canada. As a traditional university preparatory school, we are dedicated to helping our students prepare for the university of their choice. This focus begins with our Child Care and Nursery program, which is based on the Reggio Emilia approach. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years (Nursery - Grade 5) and Middle Years (Grades 6 to 10) Programmes aim to enrich our ongoing emphasis on rounded, global education and citizenship. For Grades 11 and 12, Balmoral Hall School offers an Advanced Placement (AP) Program which allows students the ability to pursue university-level courses while still in high school.
Our educational philosophy includes a caring and individualized approach incorporated into a structured school setting. Considerable importance is placed on developing each student's maximum potential using small class sizes and the best teaching staff to help us to achieve our goal.
Our Boarding Program
Approximately 10% of our school population lives in boarding. Our policy is to accept only a limited number of students from each nationality so that each girl can benefit as much as possible from learning and speaking English and from the Balmoral Hall educational experience. International students have come from as far away as Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the United States, Germany, China, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The remaining students are from all across Canada and of course, our home province, Manitoba.
Interaction between different cultures is a very important aspect of life at Balmoral Hall School and as many Canadian experiences as possible are made available to our students. Arrangements can also be made for students to tour Canada and visit internationally renowned cities as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver or to arrange winter ski holidays in Banff, Alberta or Whistler, British Columbia. Fortunately, Manitoba is located in the middle of Canada and is in close proximity to the rest of Canada and the United States.
We look forward to the opportunity to speak with you further about the excellent opportunities offered here at Balmoral Hall School.
Head of School