The Bishop Strachan School campus heats up in July and August, and it’s not just the weather. Summer Academy at BSS is an exceptional way to get ahead, catch up or explore something completely different.
We welcome students entering Grades 9 to 12 – boys and girls from across Ontario and beyond – to our beautiful campus every summer for outstanding learning in four-week Credit Courses and one-week Skills Programs. Summer Academy will run from July 4-28.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, we have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for employees and students, unless official documentation of a medical exemption is provided and can be accommodated.
BSS Credit Courses
Summer Academy Credit Courses offer students the opportunity to earn a credit applicable towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma in just under a month. With a wide array of courses to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
We do not have a deadline. As long as a course is running and there is room in the class, you are welcome to register before the first day of classes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis so it is best to register as early as possible.
Once we have declared that a course will definitely be offered, we will mail out a confirmation package to you. Most courses are confirmed in early May but decisions can happen as late as June.
We aim to let registered students know by the end of May or early June if we do not think we will get sufficient enrolment to run a course. The final date to declare a course will not be running is May 21.
Laptops are not required for in-person learning at BSS, but students will need access to a device at home for synchronous and asynchronous afternoon lessons. In general, we require an Apple computer (2015 or newer) with MacOS Mojave 10.14 or newer, for speed, compatibility and security. Other devices are acceptable, but require assessment by the BSS Technology and Innovation team to ensure it passes the security and privacy requirements of the school.
Most courses do not require textbooks, as materials are online. However, where textbooks are required, students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. Course texts should be ordered through the Canadian School Book Exchange. Please note, the Summer Academy Bookstore will not be available until June 2023. You will receive the details on how to order textbooks in your information package.