Admissions

Financial Assistance & Scholarships

At The Bishop Strachan School, we believe that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to an outstanding education. Financial assistance is a cornerstone of our commitment to providing inclusive and accessible education. It ensures that more girls of grit, character and promise can discover themselves at BSS, and go on to do great things.
Through tuition and program assistance, we support families who need extra help with costs. Our merit-based scholarships encourage and reward students who demonstrate exceptional academic, artistic, and athletic achievements.

Donations from our generous community make this possible, and our Board of Governors and Trustees ensure these donations support those who need it.

Please email studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca if you have any questions.

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    Financial Assistance

    For families of students in Grades 7 – 12, assistance is based on financial need, which is evaluated through an independent third party, Apple Financial Services. To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet the school’s terms for admission or re-registration. The amount of financial assistance awarded is applied as a reduction of tuition fees. Admissions decisions are based on admission criteria, independent of financial need.

    Applications to Apple Financial Services must be submitted by January 6, 2023 to be considered for the February offer day.

How to Apply

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  • Step 1: Apply to BSS

    To be eligible for financial assistance, you must first apply to BSS. The deadline to submit a Day application for the 2023-24 academic year is December 1, 2022.
  • Step 2: Apply to Apple Financial

    Once you have submitted your application to BSS online, complete the Financial Assistance for Canadian Students (FACS) application through Apple Financial.

    Applications for new students should be submitted no later than January 6, 2023. Applications are submitted yearly for review. The deadline for returning students is December 2, 2022.
  • Step 3: Decision

    You will be contacted by email on the February common offer day to let you know if tuition assistance is being awarded and by how much. If you have applied to Boarding, your notification will vary, depending on when you applied.

    The fact that you are receiving financial assistance is confidential throughout your time at BSS and beyond unless you wish to participate in our BSS Donor Thank-You Program.

Financial Assistance FAQ

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Did you know that BSS allocated $2.1 million in financial assistance for the 2021-22 school year? Tune in to find out everything you need to know about financial assistance - it may surprise you to find out who is eligible!

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on:
  • Academic, leadership and/or artistic achievement
  • An application outlining how the applicant meets the scholarship criteria.
  • Admissions assessment criteria
To apply for one or more of our scholarships, please click on the link below to access the BSS Scholarship Application Form.
 
The deadline to apply for all scholarships is January 6, 2023.

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  • Grade 3 Entrance Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to the top academic student entering Grade 3, as demonstrated by current report cards and admissions interview criteria.

    Value: $3,000, applied against school fees

    How to apply: No application required
  • Grade 7 Merit Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded annually to a new student entering Grade 7. 

    Value: $4,250, applied against tuition fees, provided the recipient maintains proficiency standing (80% and above) and actively participates in school life.

    How to apply: Click on the link to the online scholarship application and follow the instructions. All scholarship applications are due on January 6, 2023.
  • BSS Foundation Entrance Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded annually to a new student entering Grade 9.

    Value: $4,250, applied against tuition fees each year until the student graduates.

    How to Apply: Click on the link to the online scholarship application and follow the instructions. All scholarship applications are due on January 6, 2023.
  • BSS Foundation Arts Entrance Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a new student who is entering either Grade 7 or 9 and who excels in any area of the arts, including fine arts, dance, drama or music.

    Value: $4,250, applied against tuition fees each year until the student graduates, provided she continues to achieve proficiency standing (80% and above) and actively participates in school life.

    How to Apply: Click on the link to the online scholarship application and follow the instructions. Please note that for the Foundation Arts Scholarship, applicants will be able to upload samples of their work that demonstrates their involvement in or passion for the arts. This can include audio or video. No hard copies should be submitted. All scholarship applications are due on January 6, 2023.
  • Grade 9 21st Century Scholarship

    This needs based scholarship is awarded to a new student entering Grade 9. Applicants should have a strong academic background and must qualify for financial assistance.

    Value: Up to $20,000, applied against tuition fees

    How to Apply: Click on the link to the online scholarship application and follow the instructions. All scholarship applications are due on January 6, 2023. Families should submit their application to Apple Financial Services before January 6, 2023 to ensure that the analysis can be completed by the time scholarships decisions are made. For more information regarding the Financial Assistance application, please reach out to the Student Recruiting Office at studentrecruiting@bss.on.ca.
  • The Edward S. Rogers Family Scholarship

    This renewable scholarship is awarded to up to six (6) Senior School (Grades 9 - 12) students (Rogers Scholars) based on their academic performance and contributions as engaged members at BSS or their previous school, demonstrated by traits of the Signature of a BSS Girl and participation in co-curricular activities, clubs, sports, teams, leadership positions, etc.

    Value: $10,000, applied against tuition fees annually until the student graduates, provided she continues to meet the requirements of the scholarship.

    How to Apply: Click on the link to the online scholarship application and follow the instructions. All scholarship applications are due on January 6, 2023.
  • The John C. Rykert Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to a new or returning student (Grades 7 - 12), with preference given to the daughter or granddaughter of a BSS Old Girl.

    Value: $2,500, applied against school fees each year until the student graduates

    How to Apply: Click on the link to the online scholarship application and follow the instructions. All scholarship applications are due on January 6, 2023.

Paige FOSTER ‘16, BSS alumna and financial assistance recipient

I was very shy and unsure of myself when I started at BSS. Now, I am confident and ready to take on the world. The two-and-a-half years I spent here provided me with the best experience in my lifetime.