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.
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.
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1867
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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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.
Inspire girls to be fearless. Educate girls to be leaders.
BSS will be an inspirational force for women to reach their full potential as transformative leaders.
Strive to be the best in all that we do.
Be willing to take risks, challenge convention and support a nurturing environment where it’s safe to fail.
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 and uncertainty in order to grow.
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.