BSS is renowned for its expertise in the learning needs of girls, offering a rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum. We develop lifelong learners and courageous leaders by nurturing attributes like curiosity, confidence, and creativity. With access to nine STEM labs, more than one-third of our graduates go into science, technology, engineering, architecture, and math programs. BSS prepares students to thrive in post-secondary institutions across Canada and the world, in fields such as medicine, commerce, and performing arts.
- Founded in 1867
- Specializing in the learning needs of the 'whole girl'
- Co-curricular programs and clubs
- 100 per cent university placement
- Extensive leadership opportunities
- Teacher-advisor program
- Advanced Placement and the AP Capstone Diploma programs offered
- International exchange program
- Scholarships available
- Financial assistance available
Our Take: The Bishop Strachan School
The school’s approach, largely, is based in an understanding that it’s a complicated world, one which requires a set of complex foundational skills: being able to think for yourself, working cooperatively, and engaging empathetically with others. That includes a grasp of the curricular content as well as an ability to write well, speak well, and appreciate the elegance in a well-crafted argument.
The learning environment is varied, diverse and comprised of a community of true peers, those who share a sense of curiosity and, while not being bookish, are inclined to academics and respond well to a challenge while appreciating support. Once here, they find those interests and curiosities shared and rewarded. "There's very little pressure to conform at a girls' school,” says an alumnus. “Being unique and having deep interests is what's considered cool.”
The academics are not only strong, they have long provided an example that other schools have sought to emulate. That said, there’s a belief in being able to relax too—that it’s a journey, not a race, and that it’s as valuable to look around as it is to look forward. In terms of skills, outlook, and confidence, girls leave the school ready to take on the world. And they do.