Summer Academy

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 of all genders entering Grades 9 to 12 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.

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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.

Early Bird Tuition (Registration before May 22) $1600 
Tuition Fees $1700
Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 28, 2023 
8:30 am to 3:00 pm  
3:00 to 3:30 pm (daily optional tutorial)

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  • Grade 9

    • MTH1W - Mathematics
  • Grade 10

    • CHV2O/GLC2O - Civics and Careers
    • CHC2D - History
    • MPM2D - Mathematics
    • SNC2D - Science
  • Grade 11

    • SBI3U - Biology
    • SCH3U - Chemistry
    • SPH3U - Physics
    • MCR3U - Functions
  • Grade 12

    • MHF4U - Advanced Functions

August One-Week Skills Programs

For students entering Grades 9 to 10, a one-week program provides a quick and effective opportunity to dramatically improve skills in math and French.

Tuition Fees $550
Schedule August 21 - 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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BSS Maker Camps

For students entering Grades 6 through 7, join us and engage your sense of wonder while having fun in our hands-on Maker Camp. Collaborating with others in our school’s design lab, you’ll make creations of all kinds while learning various construction techniques. You will have opportunities to experiment with a range of materials and technologies such as: 3D printing, electronics/circuits, and wood shop tools.

Tuition Fees $200
Maximum Enrolment 16 students per session
August 21 - 25

Session 1: Students entering Grade 6 in Fall 2023
12:45 - 2:45 pm
Session 2: Students entering Grade 7 in Fall 2023
12:45 - 2:45 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How do I register for a BSS Summer Academy credit course?

    First apply online and pay the tuition to confirm registration. Print the supplementary form and send it in with a copy of your most recent report card.

    Please note that on the supplementary form there is a space for a signature from your school’s Principal or Guidance Counsellor which you will need to obtain before submitting your forms.
  • When is the deadline to register for BSS Summer Academy?

    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.
  • What does sufficient enrolment mean?

    We aim to have a minimum of six students before we declare a course will run during the summer.
  • When do we find out if a BSS Summer Academy course is or is not running?

    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 22.
  • What is the BSS Summer Academy refund policy?

    A refund (minus a $50 administration fee) will only be granted until the following dates:
    • BSS Credit Courses - May 22, 2023
    • August One-Week Skills Programs - July 21, 2023
    If the Credit Course or Program is cancelled a full refund will be granted.
  • Are BSS Summer Academy programs only open to girls?

    Both the Credit Courses and the One-Week Skills Programs are open to any student from public and independent schools.
  • What technology do I need to take credit courses at BSS Summer Academy?

    Laptops are not required for in-person learning at BSS, but recommended. 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.

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