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Choosing a school is a big decision. We’re here to help you get to know BSS and make the right choice for you and your child.
The deadline to apply for Day School for the 2022-23 school year was December 1, 2021. At this time, due to the number of applications received, we are unable to accept late applications. We continue to accept Boarding applications only for Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11.

Have questions? Read our Admissions FAQ or reach out to our Student Recruiting Team at studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca.

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    Visit Us

    The best way to choose a school is to experience it first hand! Discover BSS at our Virtual Open House or other Admissions events. Meet students, faculty and administration and explore our leading-edge learning spaces. Learn more about our fall virtual events.

How To Apply

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  • Step 1: Apply online

    Create an account on myBSS, fill out the online application form, and pay the application fee.

    Early Bird Deadline: November 1, 2021 (application fee $200)
    Day School Deadline: December 1, 2021 (application fee $250)

    Please note that applications received after the December deadline will be considered as space becomes available, and will be subject to a $300 application fee.
  • Step 2: Submit your documentation

    When you are completing the application form, we ask that you upload a photo of the applicant taken within the last six months. Once you submit the form, you will be able to upload  a passport or birth certificate and the applicant’s school report cards. A detailed checklist is available on myBSS. Visit our Admissions FAQ for more details.
  • Step 3: Book your interview and assessment

    This enables us to get to know you and your child, including her academic strengths and interests outside of school. Scroll down for more details. Please note that assessments and interviews for applicants entering SK and Grade 5 will only occur as space becomes available.

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  • myBSS

    Our secure community portal, myBSS, is your one-stop-shop for applying online and staying in touch during the application and decision-making process. Once you begin an online application, you will be able to pause, save and resume your application at any time. We will also send you updates and further information (such as details on applying for Financial Assistance or scholarships) through myBSS.

Interview

We strive to bring together a diverse group of students. Each one contributes her own personalities, skills and strengths. Interviews are informal and are intended to help us get to know each other in person. This is your chance to ask questions about the BSS experience, and for your daughter to share her background, interests, goals and ideas.

Please note that, at this time, all interviews will be conducted remotely in keeping with recommendations from public health authorities. We will provide detailed information on how to connect prior to your interview.

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  • Junior School (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 6)

    Meeting our prospective students and their families is a key part of our Admissions process at BSS. We will be interviewing students and parents in JK, Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6. Interviews will occur from October through mid-February. For SK and Grade 5, interviews and assessments will only occur as space becomes available.
  • Middle and Senior School (Grades 7 - 11)

    The prospective student will be interviewed one-on-one by a member of the Student Recruiting team. Parents will also have the chance to meet the team and ask any outstanding questions they may have. The interview is a chance to get to know you more, and there is no need to prepare in advance.

Assessment

BSS is a challenging school where students take ownership of their learning. Our assessment is designed to evaluate your daughter’s numeracy, literacy and interpersonal skills so we understand her strengths and needs. She does not need to study or prepare anything in advance.

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  • Junior Kindergarten, Grade 1 & Grade 2

    We are hoping to host all Junior Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 2 applicants and their families in February 2022 on campus, if public health guidelines allow. More information will be forthcoming regarding the assessment.
  • Grades 3, 4 and 6

    All applicants applying to Grades 3, 4 and 6 will be required to complete an online assessment in January 2022. We will provide detailed information once you have completed the online application.
  • Grades 7 - 11

    Day and Boarding students applying for Grades 7 - 11 will be required to complete an online assessment in January 2022. We will provide detailed information once you have completed the online application.

    For international students, we also accept the SSAT exam or MAP test. Families can register for the test at ssat.org. Please make sure that The Bishop Strachan School is selected as a score recipient when registering for the SSAT. 
  • Non-Entry Years

    We will interview and assess applicants for non-entry years only as space becomes available.

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    Financial Assistance

    We believe that an outstanding education should be accessible to everyone. Our generous community makes this possible through donations to our Annual Fund, because they know the value of a BSS education. Visit Financial Assistance and Scholarships to learn more about the available opportunities.

    The deadline to apply for Financial Assistance and Scholarships is January 7, 2022.

Important Dates

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