A Few Facts & Figures About BSS

Emma Hendrie

Emma Hendrie,
Associate, Student Recruiting
416-483-4325, ext. 1220

Our Campus


150th Celebrations

Heritage Exhibit

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Our Community


News and Events

What is BSS?

Signature of a BSS Girl

Community Report

The Link Magazine

Impact Report

Read all about it!

Click on the covers of these BSS publications to view.

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   Click here to read a full description of the position profile   Markers of Progress Community Report

Click here to watch a video that encapsulates the essence of BSS

Leading the Way

On the first day of school in 1867, our founders opened their doors with the intention of educating girls and teaching them how to be leaders. It was a new idea in its day – we believed women were equals at a time when the concept was radical. There were 31 students enrolled that first year. There are over 900 this year – and each have their own ideas, their own voice and an equal place at BSS to carve out their own path.

Click here to find out about our Open House season

It’s time to visit BSS!

If you are interested in making BSS your new school, we want you to experience the energy and spirit of BSS on campus. We have opened online registration for Connect Over Coffee and Open House sessions for families considering BSS. These events happen from September through December and are a great way to learn about the school and meet teachers, staff and other students and parents.

Register to save your spot now

Learn more about our 7-acre campus

Click here to view the new wing of The Bishop Strachan School


We celebrate 150 years on September 12, 2017! We are proud to be Canada’s oldest independent day and boarding school for girls. We wish we could share every moment from the last 150 years that has pushed us forward as a place of innovative learning, but there are just too many. (By the way, all these fascinating facts and artifacts are stored in our stunning Museum & Archives. To get in touch for archival information or to make a donation of items, email archives@bss.on.ca.)

Things to do: Explore the fascinating milestones from our first fifty years in The Link magazine. View our Heritage ExhibitPlan to celebrate our 150th.

Interactive Community Report

Just what goes on inside BSS?

Take a look at InterActive – our online Community Report – to get a taste of what happens in a single school year. And explore our culture.

Click here to view our career opportunities

Great People. Great Place. 

The people behind BSS are awesome (we say humbly). Our staff and faculty share an enthusiasm for supporting students in a supportive, inspiring environment.

Looking to join an extraordinary workplace? Look at Careers @ BSS.

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

In good company

We maintain high standards of ethics and programming, so partner with organizations of integrity that share the values and excellence we have aspired to since 1867. We are proudly accredited by the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools – read an excerpt from their latest accreditation report.

Our Mission

Inspire girls to be fearless. Educate girls to be leaders.

Our Vision

BSS will be an inspirational force for women to reach their full potential as transformative leaders.

Our Values

Pursue Excellence
Strive to be the best in all that we do.

Take Risks
Be willing to take risks, challenge convention and support a nurturing environment where it’s safe to fail.

Be Creative
Look at a challenge from all angles and fearlessly explore.

Learn from our Differences
Celebrate the unique voice in all individuals to expand our worldview.

Honour our Heritage
Honour the past, live in the present, own the future.

Embrace Change
Embrace change and uncertainty in order to grow.

Be Curious
Live with a thirst for learning.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

BSS is committed to continuing to foster a respectful, diverse and inclusive community.  Fulfilling our Vision demands that our community understands and engages with the world we live in.  We believe embracing and respecting differences honours our Anglican roots.  For our students, the value to their intellectual and ethical development of learning amid diverse perspectives is to strengthen their confidence in their own voices while respecting the voices of others. Diverse perspectives enrich our learning environment and affirm our commitment to excellence.  Our students’ futures will depend on their ability to work and live among the world’s citizens in an increasingly connected global community.